Randall Crowder is currently Chief Operating Officer for Phunware, a technology company in Austin, TX that provides an enterprise cloud platform on mobile and is responsible for the recent launch of a unique cryptocurrency called PhunCoin. Crowder is also a co-founder and Managing Partner at TEXO Ventures where he focused on tech-enabled health services and he is the sole founder and Managing Partner at Novē Ventures where he focuses on companies leveraging blockchain technology.
Prior to Phunware, Crowder led over 40 angel investments and deployed over $60M across 14 companies as a venture capitalist. Crowder was also instrumental in leading the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) to becoming one of the most active angel networks in the country. He also founded and launched Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at UT in order to give the next generation investors unique experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Previous to venture capital and entrepreneurship, Crowder was a Captain in the United States Army and is both Airborne and Ranger qualified. He served over six years active duty and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he was awarded two Bronze Stars for his actions during combat operations.
Crowder holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business. He is also a Kauffman Fellow and one of the co-founders of The Crypto Watch, a group dedicated to helping others successfully learn about and invest in cryptocurrencies.