Susan Lyne presented at Startup Grind SoCal on Sep 27, 2016  

Overview

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Primary Role
President & Founder @
Investments
2 Investments in 2 Companies
Gender:
Female
Location:
New York
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Person Details

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Susan Lyne is the founder and President of BBG Ventures, an early-stage investment fund for women-led tech start-ups.

The AOL-seeded fund is focused on next-gen consumer internet products, backing smart entrepreneurs who reflect and understand the consumers driving the fastest-growing areas of the internet.

Before launching BBG Ventures, Susan was CEO of AOL’s Brand Group, where she oversaw AOL’s unique content brands including AOL.com, TechCrunch, Engadget, Makers, StyleList, Moviefone and MapQuest.

From 2008 to 2012, Susan was CEO and then Chairman of Gilt Groupe, the innovative ecommerce company that pioneered flash sales in the United States. Prior to that she spent three decades in the media industry.

From 2004 to 2008 she served as President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO). From 1996 to 2004, she held various positions at the Walt Disney Company and ABC, including EVP of Movies and Miniseries and later President of ABC Entertainment.

Before joining Disney she was Managing Editor of New Times and The Village Voice and created and launched Premiere Magazine, serving as Editor-in-Chief and Publication Director for eight years.

Susan previously served on the AOL Board of Directors from 2009 until March 1, 2013 and on the board of directors of CIT Group Inc. from 2006 until 2009. She currently serves on the board of directors of Gilt Groupe, Inc. and Starz, LLC.

Jobs (10)

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President & Founder

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Title
Company
1977
1978
Managing Editor
Sep, 2008
Oct, 2010
CEO
1987
1000
Managing Editor
Feb 1, 2013
Sep, 2014
CEO, AOL Brand Group
Nov, 2004
Jul, 2008
President & CEO
2002
Apr 1, 2004
President & ABC Entertainment
1998
2002
EVP of Movies & Miniseries - ABC Entertainment
1996
1998
EVP of Acquisition, Development & New Business - Walt Disney Motion Picture Group
1978
1995
Editor-in-Chief and Publication Director, Premiere Magazine
  • Member of the Advisory Board
  • Member of the Advisory Board
  • Member of the Advisory Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    2012
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Mar, 2010 - Dec, 2012
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Sep, 2008
  • Member of the Board of Trustees
    2007
  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Dec, 2009 - Mar, 2013

Investments (2)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2015$2.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$1M / AngelPersonal Investment

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