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Craig Cummings, General Partner, Moonshots Capital, Austin, TX. Craig actively invests in technology start-ups, many of which are founded by military veteran entrepreneurs, through his venture capital firm, Moonshots Capital, which he co-founded with Kelly Perdew.
Craig’s current and recent board positions include Outpost Space, Cartwheel, Copper Labs, Shep (acq by Flight Center), Zabo (acq by Coinbase), Threatcare (acq by Reliaquest), Able.com, Realize Me, BTS, and Stealth Power, and serves on the Advisory Boards of VetsInTech, Texas Venture Labs (of the UT McCombs School of Business), and DivInc. He is also a Special Advisor for Military and Veteran Affairs for Capital Factory, Austin’s center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas.
Craig is the Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of RideScout, a mobile app that showed users how to get from point A to point B by providing real-time ground transportation information. RideScout was acquired by Daimler (maker of Mercedes-Benz) in September 2014.
Before he became an entrepreneur, Craig spent 17 years in the Army, most of that time as an Intelligence Officer serving in support of the National Security Agency (NSA). Craig deployed to Afghanistan with the Joint Special Operations Command where he earned the Bronze Star. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, NY. Craig received a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he was their first Truman Scholar, and he received a Ph.D. in Political Science (minor: Econometrics) from Columbia University in 2005.
In 2015, Craig was selected by HillVets as one of the 100 most influential and impactful veterans in the United States and, in 2016, Inc. Magazine named him as one of the Top 20 Military Veteran Entrepreneurs in the US. In 2022, Craig was selected as one of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs in the country by Alumni Spotlight. Craig is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows with the Aspen Institute.
Craig is married to Lawton Cummings, a General Partner with Capital Factory. They have two children, Addison (20) and Cooper (18), and reside in Austin, TX.