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Vigilant Aerospace announced today that the company has received an investment from Cowboy Technology Angels, LLC (CTA), an angel investor network based in central Oklahoma and comprised of alumni and friends of Oklahoma State University.

The new investment follows on a prior seed investment from Cimarron Capital Partners, with offices in Oklahoma City and Little Rock, and an investment from the TONIC Fund of Fayettville, Arkansas.

Jim Troxel, Managing Director of Cowboy Technology Angels

“We are excited to be involved with Vigilant Aerospace,” said Jim Troxel, Managing Director of Cowboy Technology Angels. “We believe this is one of the most innovative startups now operating in Oklahoma and is a company that is bound to have national impact in an important and growing industry, providing safety and compliance systems for unmanned aviation.”

Kraettli L . Epperson, CEO of Vigilant Aerospace, said “We appreciate the support of Cowboy Technology Angels and the advice and guidance of their very experienced investors.”

Members of Cowboy Technology Angels individually select their own investments, which are then aggregated into a CTA Series LLC, which invests into one portfolio company.

Previous Cowboy Technology Angels investments include GroundMetrics (,which makes and operates a new class of electromagnetic sensing technologies for geophysical applications and to provide advanced survey and monitoring services directly to oil, gas, mining, geothermal, and environmental companies; Sensulin ( which is developing a revolutionary new treatment for those suffering from types 1 and 2 diabetes with a true once-a-day glucose responsive insulin; 3530 Technologies ( which owns and operates Credithub, a unique software product for loan origination for banks, credit unions and large consumer retail; and Associated Materials Processing (, which makes compounds to purify water including their new ERAsE-36 which eliminates 99.7% of arsenic from water.

Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

Read the full press announcement here: Press Announcement – VAS Closes Investment Round with Cowboy Technology Angels – February 21 2017 [PDF]

About Cowboy Technology Angels

Cowboy Technology Angels, LLC, is an Oklahoma Series Limited Liability Company and angel investor network comprised of alumni and other friends of Oklahoma State University. Through a member-operated angel investment fund, the Cowboy Angels help the university apply its wealth of research, talent, and innovation by growing investor-ready entrepreneurs and their companies, thereby building the state’s economy. CTA is an independent investment fund separate from Oklahoma State University, its Alumni Association, its Foundation, and Cowboy Technologies, LLC. Each member of Cowboy Technology Angels is an accredited investor. For more information, visit


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