Cypress Growth Capital, a Dallas, TX-based investment firm providing funding to early stage software and tech-enabled business services companies, has promoted Vik Thapar to Partner.
Thapar joined Cypress Growth Capital in 2012 as a Principal. His primary responsibilities include identifying prospective investments and growing those opportunities through the entire investment process including due diligence and ongoing portfolio company support and guidance.
He has been instrumental in many of the firm’s most successful portfolio companies including Thermi, Madwire and Geoforce.
With the promotion, Thapar will join the firm’s Investment Committee and will take on greater responsibility in deploying Cypress’ recently raised third royalty fund.
Prior to joining the Cypress team in 2012, he was a venture capitalist for a $200M investment fund sponsored by the State of Texas. Thapar spent the first decade of his career working in the information technology field as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and an undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Dallas.
Beyond Thapar, the team of the firm includes:
– Ed Mello, Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
– Barton Goodwin, Co-Founder and Managing Director, and
– Joel Gheen, Vice President.