Cy Barton has extensive experience investing in and advising companies in digital media, information technology and business services. At Hyde Park Angels, he is responsible for leading the deal process, including sourcing, evaluating, presenting, and closing early-stage investment opportunities in the Digital Media and Technology vertical. He has led multiple investments from discovery to completion, including performing comprehensive market and business diligence and evaluating deal structuring for each investment. Cy is a passionate learner, and has conceived, developed and presented extensive market research on Midwest investment activity, including market trends and industry valuations.
Prior to Hyde Park Angels, Cy was the lead senior associate for PwC’s venture capital and private equity practice in the Rockies market. There he worked directly with CEOs, general partners and company founders to evaluate market opportunities, business strategy, operational performance, and company valuations. Cy continues to assist local companies develop their go-to-market and customer acquisition strategy.
Cy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Finance and a MS in Accounting and received the Dean’s Award as the Outstanding Graduate of his class. He is currently wrapping up his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, and Finance.