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.
Chris B. Tyson
Focusing on early stage business opportunities, thinking outside the box, raising capital, sourcing human resources and connecting great talent to achieve success.
Tyson Ventures, LLC
Managing Partner – Seeking new business opportunities that make a positive difference to humanity and our planet.
Axys Financial, LLC
A venture between Tyson Ventures and Axys Capital Management to deploy creative business capital solutions focused on private lending, bridge and mezzanine asset and equity based loans – typically ranging in size from $5,000,000 to over $25,000,000. Investments include the North Padre master planned real estate development located on the Texas Coast.
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. The firm has significant capital and co-investor strategic relationships available and continues to actively look for new investment opportunities. Investments include Allegiance Mobile Health, the largest private Texas based provider of medical transportation and 911 emergency services and ESO Solutions that is taking patient care reporting to the next level. 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
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.
Principal – TBG is a privately held commercial real estate construction firm founded in Austin, Texas that delivers quality commercial construction services including: general contracting, design-build, TI finish-out, construction management, project management, consultation, and pre-construction services. The company is built on its core business of providing superior general contracting services and turn-key project management for the central Texas area and beyond. 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 clients include the new Hyatt Miraval located near Lake Travis in Austin.
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.
Principal – Providing first class Aircraft Management, Pilot Services and Consulting. Currently managing a LearJet 60 and Cirrus SR22 aircraft as well as a private airport for a high net worth individual. Website ›
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.