Steve Vandegrift

Steve Vandegrift is a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Mascot Media Inc., a company in the mobile applications for high school sports space. During his thirty-five-year career, Steve has led several companies through startup or turn-around to significant revenue growth, profitability, and liquidity events. 

Steve’s prior company, Pipeline Success, Inc., was the largest provider of online consumer inquiries for home care agencies, assisted living placement companies, and caregivers in the U.S. He also served as Managing Director of Techxas Ventures, a firm focused on early-stage tech companies. 

Some of Steve’s other accomplishments include: 

  • Chase Manhattan Bank, where he held advancing management and information technology positions at two divisions and founded a new business unit.
  • Ten years on the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Directors
  • Chairman Emeritus of the Austin Software Council
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Advisor to several local technology companies: MI7, Quantum Interface, and Consero Global. 

Steve is also active in many civic and non-profit organizations across Texas. He holds a B.A. in Economics from McDaniel College and did graduate work in Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He lives in Austin.