Eddie Margain is the Co-Founder and Alternate Governor of Austin FC. Eddie also serves as Managing Partner & Founder of Pixiu Investments, which he founded in 2010. Pixiu focuses on commercial real estate, oil & gas, and local businesses. Current investments include the historic Scarbrough Building, apparel maker Outdoor Voices and cancer vaccine maker Elios Therapeutics.
Prior to moving to Austin in 2009, Eddie founded several successful technology ventures in his native Mexico, including Brightstar Retail (Microsoft distributor) and Momentum Mobile Phones (manufacturing) and worked in the finance group at Vitro (one of the world’s largest glass producers). Eddie began his entrepreneurial journey during college, when he founded his first company, an internet access provider called Solisi.
He and his wife Lorena are passionate champions of their adopted hometown of Austin. They are major supporters of The Contemporary Austin, Thinkery, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Waller Creek Conservancy, and HeartGift. Eddie serves on the board of the Greater Austin Crime Commission and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and the Austin Council on Foreign Affairs.
Eddie was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. He earned his engineering degree in Information Systems from the Monterrey Institute of Technology. He and Lorena love living in Austin with their three children.