HyperActive

We invest in early stage startups in the Mountain West. We want to partner with you to take your company to the next stage of investment or acquisition. We share in your passion for entrepreneurship and want to share our resources to grow your vision.

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  • Scott
    Scott

Scott

Scott is a founding member of HyperActive Capital. Before HyperActive Scott founded ArmorActive, a B2B mobile technologies company that was acquired in 2014. He is currently the co-founder of Instafluence, which was purchased by Disney’s Maker Studios in 2015.

Scott

Scott

Scott is a founding member of HyperActive Capital. Before HyperActive Scott founded ArmorActive, a B2B mobile technologies company that was acquired in 2014. He is currently the co-founder of Instafluence, an influencer marketing service, and Voto, a social polling mobile app.  Scott has spearheaded product development for more than 13 iOS apps. He received his MBA from the University of Utah.

  • Nick
    Nick

Nick

Since moving to the Silicon Slopes from Hollywood, Nick has started several film companies specializing in aerial video with drones, as well as an iPad Enclosure company, ArmorActive Inc. 

Nick

Growing up in Seattle, I had a love for the arts in photography and visual storytelling. After high school, I fled my homeland for Hollywood in pursuit of dreams to be a filmmaker.  Working under Director of Photography Tom Stern (The Hunger Games, Gran Torino, etc), studying at the American Film Institute, and completing a degree in Business Marketing taught me a lot about the film business and entrepreneurial dream chasing.

Eventually I decided the concrete jungles of LA were not for me, discovering the Silicone Slopes of Utah better suited for my love of outdoor exploration. I worked with several video production companies, before starting PixAir Productions using drones to capture aerial shots of just about everything from snowboard competitions to fishing for sharks. This launched me into the wild west of startup. A year after PixAir, I helped start ArmorActive Inc. in a garage, which we sold a few years later at $6M in annual revenue.

These experiences give me energy about what’s next with the startups we invest in and how we can be a part of making positive change, not only in the economy, but in entrepreneur’s lives and in the lives of the customers these companies serve. I also believe the best business ideas are discovered while eating sushi, snowboarding, backpacking, or riding bikes through downtown.

  • Kyle
    Kyle

Kyle

In 2011 Kyle Muir was asked to serve as President & COO of ArmorActive Inc.  Over a three year period Kyle was instrumental in leading company growth without the help of funding to include a team of 30 individuals.

Kyle

In 2011 Kyle Muir was asked to serve as President & COO of ArmorActive Inc.  Over a three year period Kyle was instrumental in leading company growth without the help of funding to include a team of 30 individuals and annual sales over $6M.  ArmorActive continues to be a recognized leader in the Mobile Enterprise space.

While building ArmorActive into a successful company Kyle started an active wear business – Swoob, Inc. – focused around female empowerment by way of a network of social influencers.  Swoob’s signature product offering is a line of sports bras with pockets and is popular for their “best leggings ever or your money back” policy.
Noticing recent trends towards fashion startups Kyle launched a sister company, StyleOTD.com, that offers a marketing and production consulting in addition to an ecommerce platform for emerging fashion brands and designers.

Prior to recent projects Kyle graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Supply Chain Management and later completed a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Utah.  For 5 years Kyle managed inventory, merchandising plan-o-grams, and store operations for Pedersen Worldwide’s highest volume corporate and privately owned specialty retail stores centralized in Eastern, Western, and Alaskan cruise ports.  Before entering the startup world headfirst Kyle also worked for close to a year on a Control & Risk Team in Goldman Sachs’ Private Wealth Management Division.

  • Benton
    Benton

Benton

Benton is a singer/songwriter turned entrepreneur/marketer. He is currently the CEO of Big Door Network, an ad agency focusing on video production and video marketing for other startups. Click on the photo to see his full bio.

Benton

After receiving a Bachelor of Music in 2007 from Brigham Young University, Benton toured the country with American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, wrote songs with Vertical Horizon and the Jonas Brothers, was featured as Download of The Week on iTunes, reached 1 million hits on his website, and created his own product line including a signature series of headphones. During this time, he learned the art of running a startup, marketing on social media, and creating an engaging brand.

Benton went on to become the VP of Business Development at an iPad enclosure company called ArmorActive. After landing $100,000 deals with Apple, MGM, Hawaiian Airlines, and Noodles & Company, ArmorActive was acquired in 2013 and Benton was promoted to VP of Product under the new company umbrella where he developed, managed, and marketed 37 products.

With an acquisition under his belt and a passion for entrepreneurship and marketing, Benton helped build two new brands as VP of Strategy & Marketing for MusiciansToolkit.com and Big Door Network. After only one year, Benton impressed the owners so much he was promoted to CEO of Big Door Network, an ad agency focusing on video production and video marketing services for other startups.

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