Women In Tech lead in building Houston’s tech ecosystem

“Dianna Liu brought her pipe-crawling robot to Houston for the city’s energy cluster. Kim Roxie attended startup programs in Austin and California before returning to her hometown to transform her vegan makeup line for women of color into an eCommerce site with a greater potential to grow.

And Allison Lami Sawyer helped raise $14 million for a company that uses machine learning and cameras to detect oil rig and refinery explosions before they occur. Now a venture capitalist, she’s hoping to be an early backer of other machine learning deals as Houston works to refine its technology image.

“I love my life here,” said Sawyer, co-founder of Rebellion Photonics and now a partner at the League of Worthwhile Ventures investment firm. “But I think as time goes on, it could also be a wise business decision.”

Women are on the frontline of Houston’s efforts to nurture a high-tech ecosystem. They’re founding companies, leading startup assistance and investment groups, and creating new organizations that connect female entrepreneurs with advice, financing and large potential customers.” Read More

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