Kyle Coots


Kyle Coots joined Austin Ventures in 2012 and focuses on Texas Middle Market investments. Prior to joining Austin Ventures, Kyle was a Consultant at Bain & Company. During his two -plus years at Bain, Kyle focused on turnaround situations, corporate strategy and merger integration, while advising clients in the consumer products, healthcare, telecom, retail, and energy sectors. Previously, Kyle was an Analyst at TPG and an Associate at PwC.

Kyle received a BBA in Accounting and Finance, as well as a Masters of Professional Accounting, from the University of Texas at Austin. Kyle is a certified public accountant.

SAM, Inc.

Surveying, mapping, and geospatial solutions

Founded in 1994 in Austin, Texas, Surveying And Mapping, Inc. is a leading independent full-service provider of land surveying and mapping capabilities for clients in the domestic infrastructure industry. Supported by state-of-the-art technology, the company offers end-to-end geospatial solutions through an extensive suite of services, including professional land surveying, hydrographic surveying, aerial mapping and photogrammetry, airborne, mobile, and terrestrial HDS LiDAR, subsurface utility engineering, utility coordination, geographic information system (GIS) asset inventory and management, as well as construction phase services through SAM-Construction Services, Inc.  The company delivers its services to clients across a wide range of attractive, growth-oriented end markets, including oil and gas, electric energy, state and federal, transportation, railway, water/wastewater, and other infrastructure-related industries. Competing in a diverse market traditionally served by regional and many small niche service providers, SAM, Inc. has evolved into one of the few national land surveying and mapping service providers with the breadth of service offerings, depth of staff, strategic locations, and financial capacity to effectively support all surveying and mapping-related activities for large-scale capital projects and ongoing maintenance requirements.