Tyler founded R7 in 2013 with the sole mission to relentlessly seek out transformative companies that provide substantial value for the world while delivering massive returns. Under his leadership, R7 grew into a world-class partnership that has sourced, led and supported investments in some of the most prominent technology companies including Xwing, AEye, Light Field Lab, Iron Ox, Oculii and Foxtrot.
Prior to R7, Tyler helped pioneer the field of syndicated investments. As an early member of AEI, he helped build their distribution platform which was the first-of-its-kind to help venture-backed technology startups raise capital more efficiently. During his six years with the firm as Managing Director, he developed and managed relationships with numerous leading venture firms, and helped grow the company to over 130 employees, 5,000 clients, and over $3 billion invested. He sourced, led or supported investments in companies including Ooma (IPO), Bloom Energy (IPO), Wayport (Acquired), iSkoot (Acquired), and Amyris (IPO).