Our Team

 Sammy Abdullah

Sammy manages and co-founded Blossom Street Ventures, a venture fund in Dallas.   Blossom Street Ventures focuses on Series A/B stage companies that have $2mm+ of run rate revenue and 50% year over year growth.  BSV leads or follows in $1mm to $5mm growth rounds and can do inside rounds, restructurings, secondaries, and special situations.  They generally invest $1mm per opportunity and has made over 20 investments all across the nation.  For the angel network, Sammy helps vet new opportunities.



Kevin Vela

Kevin Vela is a founding partner at Vela Wood Law. He focuses his practice in the areas of technology transactions, venture financings, M&A and corporate law. In recent years, he has represented both startups and investors in over $100M in seed, angel and venture rounds. Kevin proudly represents emerging companies all over the world. He was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, received Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine in 2016, and is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, an honor granted to only a third of the top 1% of attorneys in Texas.



Chris Koller

Chris Koller is the President and founder of Idealgrowth, a digital marketing agency based in Dallas, TX. His experience extends across the full digital spectrum ranging from full platform builds to integrated marketing strategy. Through his experience at the agency, he has worked with multiple entrepreneurs to help plan and build the technology behind their businesses, and formulate the strategic marketing plans to drive user acquisition and sales through their digital assets.




Pepe grew up on the streets of South Dallas and now is in charge of all major decision making at The Dallas Angel Network.  Pepe chairs the board and serves as Chief Executive, when he’s not napping.  He’s a true visionary who relishes big challenges and hard toys.  He also enjoys promoting animal adoption over buying pure breds.