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Bruce Barshop

Barshop Ventures

President, Barshop Ventures, LLC–Barshop Ventures, LLC is a diversified venture capital investment and portfolio investment management firm and family office.

Board Member, Barshop & Oles Company–Barshop & Oles Company is a commercial real estate development and management company.

Founder/Investor/Consultant/Board Member of several early stage companies, including SiTV, Inc (now Fuse Media, Inc.), MediaPlatform, Inc., Rapamycin Holdings, Inc., Apptive, Inc., BlueAvocado Company, and several others, primarily in the areas of television and media, information technology, biotechnology and consumer products.

Executive Producer/Producer of televisions series which have aired, among other outlets, on Showtime, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Galavision, SiTV (now Fuse Media), and in domestic broadcast and foreign syndication.

Private practice of law (Dallas and San Antonio, Texas)–1974 – 1996

Director and General Counsel, Laredo National Bancshares, Inc. and The Laredo National Bank (Texas’ largest independent bank, with activities in both the U.S. and Mexico)–1984 – 1989


Community and Philanthropic Activities:


  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International—Member, Finance Committee; former member of Investment Committee, International Lay Review Committee and Research Policy Advisory Committee (research review); former President, South/Central Texas Chapter
  • Board of Trustees—The Southwest School of Art
  • Development Board—University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Advisory Council–Princeton University Department of Psychology


  • Advisory Council–University of Texas at San Antonio Engineering Department
  • Member- Texas Life Science Center for Innovation and Commercialization
  • Chairman–San Antonio Technology Accelerator
  • Advisory Board–University of Texas System Horizon Fund (venture capital fund)
  • Board Member–Texas Technology and Research Foundation
  • Development Board–Institute of Texan Cultures
  • Revive Alameda Foundation–Foundation for re-building/renovation of the historic Alameda Theater in San Antonio, Texas