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 anambassador 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.