We seek opportunities to deploy capital, connect human talent, and foster entrepreneurial growth across diverse industries.
Tyson Ventures, LLC is an Austin-based private investment and consulting company focused on start-up, early stage, turnaround, growing entities, and strategic exits. Chris B. Tyson has over 40 years experience that includes the founding of numerous companies, sourcing significant capital, leading various sizes of mergers, acquisitions, and facilitating exits. In addition, the company has extensive relationships with strategic investors, institutions and value-add human resources. Tyson Ventures is strengthened by the diverse talents and business acumen of sons Steven A. Tyson and Christopher N. Tyson.
- Bridge and mezzanine debt placement and sourcing
- Early stage and start-up capital raises
- Joint venture and acquisition facilitation
- Strategic partnerships and management implementation
- Exit strategy and facilitation
- Business Growth and Marketing Strategy
Chris B. Tyson
Focusing on Deal and financial structuring, emerging markets and technologies, strategic planning.
Axys Financial, LLC
Managing Partner – Axys provides creative business capital solutions focused on private lending, bridge and mezzanine asset and equity based loans – typically ranging in size from $1,000,000 to over $25,000,000. The Axys team is composed of entrepreneurs and financing experts who have completed over $1 billion in transactions. www.axysfinancial.com
Partner – Sentient is a private equity firm that invests in seed, early, and expansion stage companies. In aggregate $88 million in private equity funds have invested in 22 companies during the last 5 years. The firm has significant capital and co-investor strategic relationships available and continues to actively look for new investment opportunities. www.sentientventures.com
Central Texas Angel Network
Member – CTAN is the largest angel investment network in Texas and one of the top 5 most active angel investment networks in US www.centraltexasangelnetwork.com
Steven A. Tyson
Targeting opportunistic venues, niches, and methods to deploy capital, develop human talent, and drive ROI. Skill sets include commercial construction, development, deal structuring, financial analysis, and marketing.
Tyson and Blanchard Group
Principal – Since the mid 1990’s, the principals of TBG, Sean Blanchard and Steven Tyson, have been hard at work building and shaping Texas. Eventually, these principals came together to form a new full services construction company focused on continuing to build projects that benefit communities and improve life quality. TBG is dedicated to facilitating projects that create long-term value and build long lasting relationships. Tyson Blanchard is built on its core business of providing superior general contracting services and turn-key project management for the central Texas area.
With over two million square feet of construction under management completed by its principals and team, TBG is able to offer a holistic approach and understanding to development and construction, with the expertise needed to handle projects of well over $50 million in total development cost. TBG capabilities cover pre-development, pre-construction, construction, and post construction creating turn-key service offerings for our clients.
Schlitterbahn Development Group
Executive Assistant and Project Manager – A world renowned resort and waterpark operator, builder, and pioneer with 5 brand name waterparks and 3 resorts located in Texas and Kansas. Under the mentorship of owner and principal:
– Raised over $35M in phase two funding for the construction of the newest Water-Resort in Corpus Christi, TX.
– Generated thousands of pages of marketing content, presentations, and packages for the use of developing construction & real estate projects, raising capital, and expanding existing product offerings.
– Interacted through a professional relationship with Fortune 1000 CEOs, Bank Presidents, and self-made millionaires alike on a daily basis.
– Consulted and advised daily on every aspect of business as a head manager and team leader.
Focusing on brand development, business information systems, creative and marketing strategies.
Axys Capital Management
Associate – overseeing special projects and company wide asset management.
Assisted the Project Manager and Owner with the management and creation of the companies newest waterpark. Created marketing collateral including a top multi-million YouTube video to promote the companies newest attraction.
Designer & Developer – Working with the Creative Director and Webmaster, I helped design and develop new product pages and image assets for the company. Also created lead generation for business growth.
Energy Finance Company, LLC
Webmaster – Oversaw, designed and developed the brands web presence: designed & implemented new brand identity, redesigned and developed new front-facing website, increased SEO results; front page of search, and dynamic landing pages.