Changing the game.

Tech Wildcatters has devised a five-stage process, with each stage focused on a different element of the company life cycle. 

Building success means surrounding yourself with the best
The key is to make sure you nail the scales before you attempt the concerto. It’s gamified. This process is awesome and groundbreaking in itself just like our startups.

Our Five Pillars. We want to empower entrepreneurs and equip them with resources to maximize the probability of success.



We know entrepreneurs succeed most when they are truly representative of all the populations they serve and Dallas happens to be the #1 migration destination among all U.S. cities.



Tech Wildcatters strives to help candidates flourish both as entrepreneurs and well-rounded humans. We believe startup success is best achieved holistically, when founders learn to balance their work life with social, fitness, diet, and mindfulness.



Tech Wildcatters has a local-to-global mentality: Our community begins in Dallas, an ecosystem that offers startups many competitive advantages, but our footprint extends to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.



We nurture startups to succeed as real businesses. We take a milestone and curriculum-driven approach to funding and provide leadership training with a focus on problem-solving. 



Since our focus is helping startups develop as working businesses our strategic approach is built around smart funding based on concrete metrics, financial growth based on good revenue models, and meaningful acquisitions and exits based on the long-term benefit of the startup.

Meet the awesome team behind Tech Wildcatters. We’re bridging the gap between the world’s oldest and largest industry and a future where technology can be used to solve our hardest problems.

Ricky Tejapaibul

Managing Partner and CEO

Gabriella Draney Zielke

Cofounder and Partner

Rachel Chang

Venture Associate

John Reed


Brad Taylor


Jon Feld

Partner Emeritus

Jewels Clark

Marketing Associate


Ricky Tejapaibul, Managing Partner at Tech Wildcatters, speaks at RebelCON 2018