Stephen Hays is the Managing Partner of Deep Space Ventures, a venture capital firm in Dallas, TX. Deep Space is a value-added VC, investing in early stage start-ups with amazing leaders that use innovative technology to bring creative solutions to market.
Prior to Deep Space Ventures, Stephen spent 6+ years as an investment banker, in both New York City and Dallas, covering Multi-Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, and Transportation companies with an emphasis on M&A and capital markets.
Stephen relies on his prior experience advising companies of all sizes on capital structure, capital raising, M&A and strategic alternatives to be a value-added investor.
As an early stage investor, Stephen has experience investing in, and advising B2B Enterprise SaaS and Esports startups from the pre-seed to series-A stage.
Stephen received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.