Kevin Ye

Partner, Corporate Investing

Kevin helps global enterprises more effectively engage the rapidly changing ecosystem within venture. As a Partner in Mach49’s DOI practice, he acts as a trusted advisor for corporates looking to improve their external venturing activities (scouting, partnering, investing, acquiring), guiding them each step of the way to more optimal outcomes. His work and experience span the entire venturing lifecycle, all the way from the design and standup of new venture processes and structures to deal scouting, negotiation, and closing.

Kevin’s expertise in corporate venturing started as an early employee at Silicon Foundry, a boutique advisory firm specializing in corporate innovation. While there, he worked with and advised a diverse set of Global2000 corporations to augment their deal sourcing, strategic connectivity, and partnership / investment activities. Toward the end of his tenure he had established himself as the lead venture advisor for a number of enterprises, including the Arizona Commerce Authority, Barrick Gold, DeNA, Southwest Airlines, and UPS Ventures.

Prior to that, Kevin spent several years as an experienced management consultant at Deloitte with expertise in both traditional business strategy and enterprise technology deployment. His work spanned clients across Technology, Media, and Telecoms (TMT), and Financial Services including Ameriprise, Citibank, United Talent Agency, US Bank, Verizon, and Wells Fargo.

Kevin holds a degree in Bioengineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and a degree in Corporate Finance from The Wharton School.

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