Technology >> CEO Interviews >> May 17, 2023
Russ Buyse is the CEO of Phunware Inc. Mr. Buyse has two decades of executive leadership experience in both product and services companies, leading teams to create innovative solutions from startups to enterprises. He founded two companies, served as an executive in six others, and was an Entrepreneur in Residence at a venture capital firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. Profile
Randall Crowder is the COO of Phunware Inc. Over the past decade, Mr. Crowder has led over 40 angel investments and deployed over $60M across 14 companies as a venture capitalist. Mr. Crowder is 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 investing in existing companies looking to leverage blockchain technology. Prior to TEXO, he led the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN) to becoming one of the most active angel networks in the country. Mr. Crowder also founded and launched Texas Venture Labs (TVL) at UT in order to give the next generation of investors unique experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Mr. Crowder was a Captain in the United States Army and is both Airborne and Ranger qualified. Mr. Crowder holds a B.S. 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 member of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Profile
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