Bixby joins Rice Park Capital as managing director, venture capital strategies

In his new role, Bixby will focus on leading investments in early- to mid-stage technology companies in the proptech and real estate technology sector.

  • Prior to joining Rice Park, Bixby was vice president of growth at Sezzle
  • Before Sezzle, Bixby worked in brand management at General Mills
  • Rice Park targets investments in the residential and commercial mortgage and real estate sectors

Minneapolis-based investment firm Rice Park Capital Management has named Chris Bixby has joined the firm as managing director, venture capital strategies.

In his new role, Bixby will focus on leading investments in early- to mid-stage technology companies in the proptech and real estate technology sector.

“We believe Chris’ strong business acumen, expertise, and likeminded approach to investing and partnering with investors, portfolio companies, and colleagues will further our growth trajectory,” said Nicholas Smith, a managing partner of Rice Park Capital Management in a statement. “Because of his skillset, we believe Chris offers high-level strategic insights. He digs deep into the day-to-day operations of a business to uncover potential opportunities for greater success.”

Prior to joining Rice Park, Bixby was vice president of growth at Sezzle, a digital payments fintech. Before Sezzle, Bixby worked in brand management at General Mills and later founded Collaborate Brands where he advised early-stage businesses in strategy, growth, and fundraising.

Launched in 2019, Rice Park’s Venture Fund I invested in six companies, including Blue Water Financial Technologies, Capacity, SiteKick, Unreal Estate, and Realized. Recently, Blue Water was acquired by Voxtur Technologies for approximately $101 million.

Rice Park targets investments in the residential and commercial mortgage and real estate sectors.