About Zilker Ventures


About the Founder

Leo Welder

CEO, Founder

Leo Welder, CEO and Founder of Zilker Ventures, LLC, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in finance and Plan II in 2001 and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Acton School- an accelerated, case-based program focused on entrepreneurism. Before founding Zilker Ventures, Mr. Welder spent three years with LCG & Apogee Search, two entities that provide online marketing services and consultations. During his tenure, Mr. Welder helped the company grow from five to over forty employees and in his roles as Sr. Account Executive and Director of Business Development, was a major contributor to Apogee Search’s becoming one of the top 1000 fastest growing companies in the country. Over the course of his career, Mr. Welder has founded or been one of the first five employees in four startups.

Leo also is extremely involved in the Austin community through charity and civic organizations. Currently, Mr. Welder is the President of the Young Men’s Business League & Austin Sunshine Camps as well as a Board Member of the Hill Country Conservancy.