A month after announcing its more than $60 million Tech Fund II, Flyover Capital is adding to its leadership team — appointing Tristan Mace, a serial tech entrepreneur and investor, as a managing partner at the Overland Park-based venture capital firm.
“I’m excited to join Flyover Capital as we build on our success of contributing economic growth and venture creation to the flyover states,” said Mace, a Texan-turned-New Yorker and pandemic-era transplant to Kansas City. “I’m committed to identifying and leading strategic opportunities that continue to grow the firm’s platform and improve capital availability for founders.”
Click here to read why Mace thinks Kansas City is poised to grow as a leading tech ecosystem.
Flyover Capital is a venture capital firm whose mission is to empower the next generation of technology leaders outside of the traditional tech hubs of Silicon Valley and the Northeast. Founded in 2014, Flyover Capital invests in early-stage technology opportunities located in “flyover country” of the United States. Flyover Capital collaborates with entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, and venture capital firms who are transforming the heartland’s largest industries through technology.
Mace relocated in 2020 from New York City, where he founded and invested in technology ventures and advised leading venture capital firms. Prior to Flyover Capital, he was a Venture Partner at Warburg Serres (formerly Animal Ventures) where he led Blockchain and Web3 investment strategy on behalf of Merck and AXA.
He has served on Advisor Panels for the U.S. Government’s Executive Branch, the Council of Experts for the U.S. State Department at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit hosted by President Obama, the Council of Judges for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards, and the Host Committee of multiple United Nations Summits.
Click here to learn more about Mace’s background in this Startland News “New in KC” profile.
“We are thrilled to have Tristan join our management team as we expand our firm’s capabilities to create the next generation of technology success stories outside of Silicon Valley and the Northeast,” said Thad Langford, founder and managing partner at Flyover Capital. “His decade-long background in technology, venture capital, and building businesses will be of significant value to Flyover Capital and the region. Tristan’s credentials speak for themselves, and we are delighted to have him as our newest managing partner.”
Flyover Capital remains uniquely positioned to capitalize on the democratization of innovation that complements the region’s natural and industrial strengths, the firm said. It continues to invest in industry-leading value propositions in verticals including fintech, insurtech, proptech, agtech, logistics, transportation, supply chain, and data security.
Click here to read about Flyover Capital’s recently announced Tech Fund II, and its investment team, led by Dan Kerr, who recently became a partner within the firm.