Lyle FongEntrepreneur

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Lyle Fong

Entrepreneur

A serial entrepreneur turned investor, Lyle has founded and run multiple tech startups, including Gamers.com, Hobo Labs and Lithium Technologies, a social media software company.

Having¬†bootstrapped¬†Lithium¬†since¬†its¬†inception¬†to¬†$10M¬†in¬†ARR,¬†Lyle¬†then¬†raised¬†over¬†$180M¬†in¬†funding¬†from¬†VCs¬†such¬†as¬†Benchmark¬†and¬†Shasta.¬†Lithium¬†made¬†four¬†acquisitions,¬†including¬†Klout,¬†the¬†inventors¬†of¬†the¬†‚ÄúKlout¬†Score‚Ä̬†to¬†measure¬†social¬†media¬†influence.¬†With¬†Lithium¬†growing¬†to¬†more¬†than¬†300¬†employees¬†and¬†generating¬†$100M+¬†in¬†subscription¬†,¬†the¬†company¬†was¬†subsequently¬†acquired¬†by¬†Vista¬†Equity¬†Partners¬†in¬†2017.

More recently, Lyle was a Partner at EQT Ventures, a European venture fund with over ‚ā¨1bn under management. Lyle was also a visiting partner at Y Combinator and is an active angel¬†investor.

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