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Kirk Coburn

Founder & Managing Director, SURGE Ventures

Kirk Coburn is an active angel investor and entrepreneur who founded three successful companies before starting SURGE Ventures, the leading seed stage venture fund and mentor-driven accelerator focused on enabling entrepreneurs to solve the world’s energy problems. SURGE has repeatedly been ranked as one of the top accelerators in North America and the #1 energy accelerator in the world. Outside of work, Coburn and his wife are among Texas’ most active angel investors. Coburn serves as an ambassador to the Texas Children’s Hospital and is a supporter of the Rice Alliance. He is an ultra-endurance runner (completed the Leadville Trail 100), active standup paddle boarder, and a seventh-generation Texan. He spends his free time indulging in these activities with his wife and children.

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