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Austin Walne


Austin Walne joined Artis Ventures as an Executive in Residence in 2015, a Venture Partner in 2016, and Partner in 2017. Before Artis Ventures, he advised institutional investors in the secondary market for private company shares and held positions in product management and growth marketing in a variety of sectors. Austin co-founded SF Agile Marketing in 2012, now the largest community of technical marketers in the United States. Previously, he managed political and public affairs campaigns at the state and federal level for candidates, interest groups, and corporations including Digital Director for major presidential campaign.


Austin serves on the Board of Second Front Systems and is a Board Observer at Locus Biosciences. Previously, he was a Board Director at Stringify and a Board Observer at Looksharp.


Austin received his B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Tennessee and holds FINRA Series 62, 63, 65 licenses.