Bart Knaggs

Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer

Bart is a native Austinite and entrepreneur. He co- founded Capital Sports and Entertainment, which managed athletes and entertainers, and in 2002 created the Austin City Limits Music Festival. At CSE, Bart was responsible for all sponsorship, marketing, and general management for the firm and its events. In 2005, he helped CSE acquire and re-brand Chicago’s Lollapalooza, the largest festival in the world, leading to the creation of C3 Presents. He was previously a founder of Trajecta, Inc., an optimization software company, The Lance Armstrong Foundation/Livestrong, and a General Partner in Hotel Le Toiny, a five-star hotel in St. Bart’s. Bart serves many early stage ventures – as General Partner of Mellow Johnny’s, and as board member to DoStuff Media, Spacecraft, Honey Stinger, and Austin Bike Share. Bart holds an MBA and BBA from the University of Texas at Austin.