FI  Tonkawa

     Office Locations:

301 Carlson Parkway, Suite 275
Minnetonka, MN 55305



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Tonkawa, Inc. is the family office of the Carlson family. Curtis Carlson founded Carlson, a global family of marketing, travel and hospitality companies. Tonkawa oversees the Curtis L. Carlson family's non-Carlson Cos. interests. The Carlson's also maintain Carlson Private Capital (see profile), a private firm for Private Equity activities, as well as Carlson Real Estate Company, which maintains a real estate portfolio. According to Forbes magazine the family is worth $2.2B. Curt Carlson (d. 1999) got his start selling Gold Bond trading stamps in the 1930s. His daughters Barbara Carlson Gage and Marilyn Carlson Nelson own Carlson Co., which operates over 1,370 hotels (Radisson, Country Inn & Suites) and Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Scott Berney President


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