Tom Austin Wiki – Tom Austin Biography
Tom Austin is the Minneapolis venture capitalist who is accused of “racially profiling” a group of black men in a gym in the city.
Tom Austin Age
He is 53 years old.
Who is Tom Austin?
Austin is the CEO and managing partner of the F2 Group, Minneapolis-based venture capital and private equity firm, according to its website. Austin and another partner were listed on the website as the company’s two leaders. His partner’s name has since been deleted from the website. A message on Austin’s former partner’s phone at the F2 office says he is no longer affiliated with the company. “I’m no longer associated with F2 group or Mr. Tom Austin. His actions are not right and I don’t want you to assume I have the same beliefs,” his former partner said in the message.
Austin’s LinkedIn page has been deleted. A line on Austin’s now-deleted LinkedIn page, via CityPages, says he possesses an “uncanny ability to ‘ask the right questions at the right time.” Austin attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Online records show that a Tom Austin from F2 has contributed 13 times to President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. The contributions began in September 2019 when Austin donated $50 to WinRed, the Trump-endorsed conservative fundraising platform.
Austin has also contributed to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee and to Donald Trump For President. Austin’s contributions total $696.50.
Allegations Against Tom Austin
The allegations against Austin, 53, were made by the entrepreneurs behind the marketing start-up Top Figure. In the video, Austin identifies himself by name. According to Top Figure’s Instagram account, the incident occurred inside of the private gym in the Mozaic East office building along Lagoon Avenue in the city at 7:51 p.m. on May 26. Around the same time, thousands of people in Minneapolis had taken to the streets to protest the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd by police in the city on May 25.
Tom Austin Accused
Austin has responded to the controversy in an auto-response email. In that email, Austin admits that he “should have handled it differently.” Austin goes on to accuse one of the men who had a keycard of allowing his friends who did not have keycards to use the gym. Austin said that he would have confronted the men regardless of race. Austin adds that he has apologized to the men for making them feel like it was about race.