Texas Venture Labs has named John Sibley Butler as its new director effective Jan 1, 2018. Butler is an active investor, board member, and mentor. He is taking over the reins of TVL from Rob Adams, its founding director.
“John brings a wealth of startup understanding and experience to the program,” says Rob Adams. “I look forward to continue working with companies through JBTVL with John as the leader.”
“Rob has been instrumental in establishing JBTVL as a premier center for entrepreneurship in the country and has worked tirelessly to help shape nascent and growing companies founded at UT Austin and within the broader Austin community,” says Luis Martins, chair of the Department of Management at McCombs. “I am glad that he will continue to shape and develop new ventures within his courses and through this continuing mentoring of JBTVL companies.” [learn more: McCombs Today]