Angelos Angelou - 2023 Austin Business Journal Power Players

Angelos Angelou Recognized as a Power Player by Austin Business Journal

We are thrilled to announce that Angelos Angelou, Managing Partner of IA Global Ventures, has earned a distinguished spot on the inaugural list of Austin Business Journal’s 2023 Power Players. Recognized alongside renowned personalities such as Michael Dell, Matthew McConaughey, Elon Musk, Robert Rodriguez, Joe Rogan, Kendra Scott, Jim Breyer, and John Paul Dejoria, Angelos joins a prestigious group of 110 individuals deemed to wield significant influence across Austin and its varied industries.

The Austin Business Journal’s selection criteria holistically assessed influence and impact in the Austin-area, identifying those individuals who have meaningfully shaped the industry and community. Comprehensive details on each of these Power Players will be available in the upcoming November 17th weekly edition of the Austin Business Journal.

Angelos expresses his gratitude for this honor and is thrilled to be featured amongst such illustrious ABJ’s Power Players.

About Angelos Angelou

With a rich history of economic development and entrepreneurship, Angelos Angelou stands as the Founder & CEO of AngelouEconomics, Founder & CEO of International Accelerator, and Managing Partner of IA Global Ventures. After moving from Greece to Texas in the late 1970s to pursue his university education, Angelos became a pivotal economic development leader at the City of Austin’s Chamber of Commerce in the early 1980s, often credited as the “chief architect” behind Austin’s evolution into a global technology hub.

Under his leadership, the Chamber of Commerce team successfully recruited over 800 companies, including international giants like Samsung and Tokyo Electron, contributing to the creation of 70,000 direct and 250,000 indirect jobs in Austin. Angelos, recognizing the significant impact of companies founded by foreign-born entrepreneurs and perceiving their need for an American ally to navigate the U.S. market, founded the International Accelerator (IA) to pave a smoother path to Austin for foreign entrepreneurs.

Angelos is an alumnus of the University of Texas, San Antonio, where he earned a BA in Economics and Political Science, and St. Mary’s University, where he achieved an MA in Economics and Management. He has also engaged in Ph.D. level coursework in economics at Southern Methodist University.