In keeping with the TMC’s mission of serving the health, education, and research needs of Texas and the world, The TMC Venture Fund invests in early-stage technologies and companies in the healthcare and life sciences space.

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The Fund

This $25M fund aims to help fill the early-stage funding gap in Houston and bolster the Houston health care innovation ecosystem.

Investments are made with the goal of assisting technologies and companies through R&D, operational, and clinical milestones, so that they can be successful in obtaining later rounds of investment. Investment decisions are made on a quarterly basis, and portfolio companies will have access to TMC’s resources and network of advisors.

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The TMC Venture Fund is funded through the TMC Corporation and is led by the Investment Committee, which includes representation from TMC leadership, member institutes, industry partners, and the Houston health care investment community.

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Applicant Criteria

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The TMC Venture Fund evaluates investment opportunities on a quarterly basis.


Applicant must operate in the healthcare or life science space


Priority will be given to applicants who have come through a TMC Innovation program, are Houston-based, have operations in Texas or have a nexus with the TMC


TMC Innovation Institute companies are eligible to apply after completion of their first TMC Innovation program.


Applicant must submit application and pitch deck through the online platform. Finalists will be required to pitch in person at an Investment Committee meeting in Houston.

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