Mellie, a 25+ year Austinite, came to Austin to attend the University of Texas and never left. An experienced investor, business manager, fund manager, and entrepreneur, Mellie loves building and growing companies that create great investment returns. She was the founder and CEO of Austin’s own Front Gate Tickets—one of the largest privately held ticketing companies in the US/Canada from 2002 to 2012—when it was sold to AEG & C3 (now Live Nation). She is the founder and Managing Partner of Source Spring—an investment group that specializes in early stage technology companies—and The Magpie Group, which focuses on the real estate market. Mellie also serves as a Managing Director of Capital Factory and is a General Partner to its investment fund. In addition to her passion for bean counting and keeping the proverbial House in Order, Mellie loves 4 legged critters, cooking, good wine, growing succulents, and spending time with her family.