Kyle York is co-founder, CEO and managing partner at York IE where he sets the vision and leads the vertically integrated strategic growth and investment firm helping reshape the way companies are built, scaled and monetized.
Kyle works closely with entrepreneurs, operators and investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth and impact the world.
Advising and investing in over 100 startups over the past decade, Kyle is an active board member for Blustream, Lytica, CloudApp, Forcivity and TorchPro and chairperson for Canvs AI. Kyle is a co-founder of third-generation family business YORK Athletics MFG., an ecommerce footwear brand in Boston. Kyle’s most successful startup engagement to date is Fastly, which IPO’ed in 2019 and peaked north of $12 billion. Current York IE portfolio highlights include Auditoria, Finmark, Metadata and Vetro.
Previously, Kyle was the vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and general manager for Oracle’s Dyn Global Business Unit, focused on growing Oracle’s cloud market position and leading Dyn operations. Founders and talent from Oracle acquisitions StackEngine, Wercker, DataScience.com and Zenedge reported into Kyle’s strategy and marketing organization.
Prior to joining Oracle, Kyle York was an executive with Dyn since 2008, primarily as chief revenue officer. During his years there he spearheaded corporate strategy, growth and go-to-market, scaling to $100 million annual recurring revenue, 5,000 enterprise customers, 1 million paid users, $100 million fundraised, 500 global employees and 11 executed M&A transactions, which led to its strategic acquisition by Oracle in 2016. Kyle in the past served as an independent board member for Datanyze (ZoomInfo), Assent Compliance (Warburg Pincus) and Flowtraq (Riverbed).
As an expert in the global internet, cloud, SaaS, IaaS and technology markets and trends, Kyle has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, TechCrunch, USA Today and Wired, and on broadcasts such as NPR’s All Tech Considered, NBC’s Today Show and PBS’s Frontline. He has been a guest speaker at many conferences worldwide educating and inspiring audiences.
Kyle has spent his entire career working in the internet and enterprise software industries driving growth for subscription business models. Prior to joining Dyn, he spent six years at vertical SaaS company WhippleHill Communications, which was acquired by Blackbaud in 2014. Kyle has a BS in marketing from Bentley University.