Kyle York (entrepreneur)

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Kyle York (born November 26, 1982) is an Internet entrepreneur, startup advisor, angel investor,[1] cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service expert[2] and global public speaker on cloud migration, internet security and hybrid cloud strategy.[3] York was an executive at Dyn, his last role serving as Chief Strategy Officer and GM.[4] Dyn was acquired by Oracle on November 21, 2016 and York is now a General Manager and Vice President for Oracle.[5] The rumored purchase price was $600M.[6] York also sits on the boards of Assent Compliance, CloudApp and 3rd Generation family business, YORK Athletics MFG. where he is a co-founder. York is also an angel investor and advisor[7] in nearly 40 Internet companies.[8] He has been part of over 10 successful exits as an investor and employee. Companies he has invested in and worked as a product, strategy and go-to-market (GTM) leader have been acquired by Cisco, Trend Micro,[9] Cognizant, Blackbaud,[10] New Relic, Oracle, ZoomInfo[11] and Sophos.[12]

Background[edit]

York and his four brothers were born into the family business. His grandfather co-founded Indian Head Shoe Company in Manchester, NH in 1946. York and his brothers have remained active in the company, operating for 40+ years as a sporting goods retailer in Manchester, NH.[13] Third generation family business, York Athletics MFG. was launched in 2016[14]

York has also held various strategy, product and GTM leadership roles in sales, business development, product, strategy, marketing and services throughout his career.[15][16] York is a New Hampshire native and holds a BS in Marketing from Bentley University. He lives in Bedford, NH, with his wife and three kids

Career[edit]

Oracle – General Manager and Vice President

  • Responsible for running Oracle Dyn and leading product strategy[17] for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure[18] (Iaas)

Dyn – Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Revenue Officer/GM (acquired)

Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance and Domain Name System (DNS) company.

  • As the Chief Strategy Officer of Dyn, York was a critical component of the Oracle acquisition of Dyn on November 21, 2016 and was the lead spokesperson for the announcement.[19]
  • York has played a leading role at Dyn through many Internet scale events over the years. York helped scale Dyn as Chief Revenue Officer and CMO to nearly $30M ARR in 2012 and raise it's $38M Series A Round after 11 years of bootstrapping business growth[20] He later was part of the negotiation for a $50 Million Series B from and Pamplona Capital Management in May 2016.[21] In total, Dyn scaled to $100M ARR before the Oracle acquisition.[22] The company raised $100M total in venture capital and private equity fundraising.

In the news[edit]

  • York has often served as a key spokesperson for Dyn and Oracle, most notably during the Oct. 21st, 2016 DDoS attacks.[23]
  • York has represented the revitalization and evolution of the New Hampshire economy in both The New York Times[24] and Politico[25] alongside inventor Dean Kamen.
  • A 2018 article from Inc.[26] highlighted both Oracle and Amazon's commitment to job growth in Manchester, NH. York was featured as a catalyst for the emergence as an up and coming technology hub

Additional highlights[edit]

  • York has an active angel investment portfolio that includes fast growth SaaS startups: Fastly, Distil Networks, Outlyer & Catchpoint Systems.[27] Additional investments include: Contactually, Datanyze, Adzerk, United Office, HappyCo, Explorics, Botkeeper, 19th Amendment, Jobble, LoyaltyLion and more[8]
  • York has spoken at Launch Festival, CIO Perspectives, The Next Web, Web Summit, Interop, SXSW, and more. He has also been a guest speaker at many universities and technology conferences globally, such as Harvard University, Bentley University and Stetson University[28]
  • York represented Oracle as the opening keynote for the McAfee MPOWER Cybersecurity Summit 2017 in Las Vegas on the topic of Internet volatility[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Susan (January 26, 2014). "DYN's Kyle York lives life with honesty, passion and persistence". UnionLeader. Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kyle York Talks To Kinvey About The Misconceptions Around IaaS | Dyn". Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  3. ^ "bio". Kyle York - YORK.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  4. ^ "Dyn Leadership Team".
  5. ^ "Oracle buys DNS provider Dyn, seeks to compete against Amazon in the cloud".
  6. ^ "This 35-year-old started his company in his college dorm — and just sold it to Oracle for more than $600 million". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  7. ^ "Kyle York with Dyn - StartUp Madness Podcast". StartUp Madness Academy. 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  8. ^ a b "Kyle York". angel.co. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  9. ^ "Trend Micro Buys Immunio". Dark Reading. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  10. ^ "Blackbaud Pays $35 Million For WhippleHill - The NonProfit Times". The NonProfit Times. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  11. ^ https://www.martechadvisor.com/news/bi-ci-decision-science/zoominfo-acquires-datanyze-enhances-growth-acceleration-platform/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "portfolio". Kyle York - YORK.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  13. ^ "Family Business Q&A: Kyle York | Family Business Magazine". www.familybusinessmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  14. ^ Verry, Peter (2016-02-29). "First Look: York Athletics Mfg. Debuts With Focus On Misfit Athletes". Footwear News. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  15. ^ Lee Dumas, John. "Kyle York of Dyn". Entrepreneur on Fire.
  16. ^ Biondi, Armando (September 26, 2015). "VentureBeat". The great unbundling of marketing is here. VentureBeat. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  17. ^ York, Kyle. "OracleVoice: What Enterprises Are Missing With Their Cloud Infrastructure Strategy". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  18. ^ "Infrastructure as a Service | Oracle Cloud". cloud.oracle.com. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  19. ^ Lunden, Ingrid. "Oracle acquires DNS provider Dyn, subject of a massive DDoS attack in October". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  20. ^ "Manchester's Dyn raises $38 million in venture funding". Boston.com. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  21. ^ Or, Amy (2016-05-10). "WSJ Pro Private Equity". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  22. ^ "This 35-year-old started his company in his college dorm — and just sold it to Oracle for more than $600 million". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  23. ^ Perlroth, Nicole (2016-10-21). "Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S." The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  24. ^ Prevost, Lisa (2017-03-14). "A Millyard Transitions From Textiles to Tech". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  25. ^ "How a 19th-Century Town Became a New Millennium Marvel". POLITICO Magazine. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  26. ^ "Oracle and Amazon Are Investing in Manchester. Maybe You Should Be There Too". Inc.com. 2018-07-12. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  27. ^ "Portfolio". Kyle York - YORK.ie.
  28. ^ "bio". Kyle York - YORK.ie. Retrieved 2016-12-15.
  29. ^ "Defending Your Internet Infrastructure". www.itbusinessedge.com.