Thysson joined Crocs, Inc. in 2000 as one of the first employees and original angel investor - he is credited with developing the initial sales and marketing strategy for all Crocs Brand Footwear and implementing the 'kiosk model', accounting for over fifty percent of total footwear sales. Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) had a $1.6 billion IPO six years later, the largest in the history of the footwear industry. Thysson left Crocs in 2007, and started Lookout Investment Group, a private equity firm specializing in new venture initiation and capital bridge financing. Since 2006, Thysson has been investing in startups in the internet/software/technology industry, as well as university housing, screen printing, medical services and independent film industries as the General Partner of Lookout Investment Group. Currently, Thysson is an Investor and Operations Consultant of a university housing services startup, Dorm Room Decorators, focusing on the 18-30 student demographic and serves on the Board of Directors at AlphaBoost, Crocodile Distributors and Washing for Water. He is an LP in an early- stage venture capital fund that invests in internet, software and technology startups. In addition to his investing and entrepreneurial efforts, Thysson remains passionate about non-profits serving youth in Africa and the U.S. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of the GCW Center, a group with efforts focused on women?s empowerment, communal action and education in Rwanda. [+]
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