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Susan Lyne

Susan​ ​Lyne​ ​is​ ​President​ ​and​ ​Founding​ ​Partner​ ​of​ ​BBG​ ​Ventures,​ ​a​ ​venture​ ​fund for​ ​women-led​ ​tech​ ​start-ups.​ ​The​ ​fund​ ​is​ ​focused​ ​on​ ​consumer​ ​internet businesses​ ​–​ ​services,​ ​content,​ ​commerce​ ​–​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​belief​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a huge​ ​opportunity​ ​in​ ​backing​ ​smart​ ​entrepreneurs​ ​who​ ​reflect​ ​and​ ​understand​ ​the consumers​ ​driving​ ​the​ ​fastest-growing​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​the​ ​internet.
Susan​ ​has​ ​had​ ​a​ ​long​ ​career​ ​in​ ​media,​ ​commerce​ ​and​ ​consumer​ ​products.​ ​She has​ ​held​ ​leadership​ ​positions​ ​at​ ​companies​ ​of​ ​all​ ​sizes​ ​and​ ​stages,​ ​from​ ​startups to​ ​public​ ​companies,​ ​often​ ​during​ ​periods​ ​of​ ​internal​ ​or​ ​external​ ​change.

She​ ​began​ ​her​ ​career​ ​in​ ​the​ ​magazine​ ​industry,​ ​where​ ​she​ ​founded​ ​and​ ​led Premiere​ ​Magazine.​ ​She​ ​spent​ ​almost​ ​a​ ​decade​ ​at​ ​Disney,​ ​rising​ ​to​ ​President​ ​of Entertainment​ ​at​ ​ABC.​ ​She​ ​was​ ​the​ ​CEO​ ​of​ ​Martha​ ​Stewart​ ​Living​ ​Omnimedia; CEO​ ​and​ ​then​ ​Chair​ ​of​ ​Gilt.com;​ ​and​ ​she​ ​led​ ​AOL’s​ ​Brand​ ​Group,​ ​overseeing such​ ​brands​ ​as​ ​TechCrunch,​ ​Engadget​ ​and​ ​Moviefone,​ ​immediately​ ​before launching​ ​BBG​ ​Ventures.

Susan​ ​is​ ​Vice​ ​Chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Board​ ​of​ ​Directors​ ​of​ ​Gilt.com​ ​and​ ​a​ ​director​ ​of​ ​Starz LLC.​ ​Additionally,​ ​Ms.​ ​Lyne​ ​is​ ​a​ ​trustee​ ​of​ ​Rockefeller​ ​University​ ​and​ ​The​ ​New School,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Council​ ​on​ ​Foreign​ ​Relations.

She​ ​has​ ​four​ ​daughters,​ ​three​ ​sisters,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​circle​ ​of​ ​entrepreneur-advisees who​ ​give​ ​as​ ​much​ ​as​ ​they​ ​get.​ ​Her​ ​biggest​ ​wins​ ​have​ ​all​ ​come​ ​from​ ​listening​ ​to, building​ ​for​ ​and​ ​betting​ ​on​ ​women.


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