Founder, CEO & Managing Partner
2019 - Present (7 months)
York IE is a hybrid strategic advisory, investment, and operational growth firm focused on scaling innovative, creative and impactful companies via several unique engagements...more and vehicles. We invest capital, expertise, and passion, build products and create content to support ambitious entrepreneurs and angel investors on their quest to scale startups and disrupt markets. To learn more, visit York.IE.
YORK Athletics Mfg. is a 3rd generation family owned footwear brand carrying on the legacy and fighting mindset of those that have come before us - rooted in family values...more of grit, hard work, and determination. The five York brothers teamed up with footwear industry veterans Mark and Elizabeth McGarry to launch and scale the brand in 2016.
The York IE SaaS Syndicate focuses on providing capital and advice by syndicating investment in SaaS businesses from the world's foremost angel investors. We run the largest...more SaaS focused syndicate on the planet with nearly 1000 backers.
Partner, Investor, Property Owner, Restaurant Owner, Landlord · Sports Bar & Grille, Pub, Lounge, Entertainment, Restaurant | Within the old York… · More Family building where the York family Business, Indian Head Athletics, was located for decades | Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
I am a revenue and brand focused product, sales and marketing pro focused on scaling Internet companies (Enterprise/SMB SaaS and Consumer Web) through proven corporate and product strategies, growth engine formulas and successful revenue models. Big focus on brand, revenue & hustle.
Scaled and ran a SaaS business/P&L to $100M+ ARR, fundraised $100M, acquired 11 companies, exited to Oracle, ran product strategy for Oracle Cloud, invested in over 60 startups, co-founded several more, and done it my way the entire time.
Kyle's positive energy and empathy are unparalleled. There is never enough hustle in his world, and he is incredibly generous with sharing his experience and connections. Having him on your team means he will constantly add value and automatically evangelize to his entire network. A real mentor and a friend.
5 $1B + announced exits
Investor: Ripple, Brave, Polychain, Paypal, Filecoin, Civic,
Linkedin, Cruise, Dollar Shave Club Wealthfront, Discord, Fastly
Kyle is, in short, a bulldog when it comes to evangelizing for his startups. I've had the pleasure of knowing Kyle for the last few years both as an advice-seeker, and as a CEO for one of his invested companies. Kyle is quick with advice when needed and more to the point, is honest and up front as well.
Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. Started 6 cos (last two are unicorns). Experience from seed to billion dollar IPO. 5 years as VC (+100%IRR).
Kyle is one of the most responsive advisors I have had the pleasure of working with. He has always come through with thoughtful and helpful answers and has become one of the first calls I make when I have a question.
Kyle is, without a doubt, the most energetic and positive person I've ever met. He worked with me as an adviser, investor and board member and he's been absolutely incredible. It's hard to estimate how much value he added to our team.
In 20+ years as an entrepreneur, I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people. Kyle is definitely one of them. In addition to his high energy and enthusiasm, he is also very grounded in focusing in on the key metrics that make companies tick and isn't shy about pointing to them. When it comes to "adding value" to a start up, Kyle is the real deal.
Founder and Investor, Rev Software
Investor and Board Member, Mars Reel Media
What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Don't Send a Resume - Jeffrey Fox
How Rich People Think - Steve Siebold
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
What's an obstacle you've overcome?
My board didn't think I had enough "experience" and the independent board members got in my head with over analysis and critique. In the end, I learned a lot, powered through, got stronger & ended up becoming GM running the Dyn business for 3 years.
What's your favorite non-business book?
The Count of Monte Christo - best vengeance story ever told.