Kevin Ye

Corporate Investing Partner

Kevin is an industry expert in helping legacy enterprises as they respond to a rapidly evolving global innovation ecosystem. As a Partner in Mach49’s Corporate Investing practice, he is a trusted advisor for dozens of corporations looking to expand their external venturing activities, closely guiding them through partnerships, investments, and acquisitions. Kevin's expertise spans the entire venturing lifecycle, from the design of new venture processes and structures to deal scouting, negotiating, and closing. 

He was an early employee of Silicon Foundry — a boutique advisory firm specializing in corporate innovation. While there, he worked closely with a diverse group of Global 2000 corporations to augment their deal sourcing, strategic connectivity, and partnership / investment activities. Kevin quickly 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 his tenure at Silicon Foundry, he spent several years at Deloitte as a management consultant with specialties in both traditional business strategy and enterprise technology deployment. He advised clients across the financial services, technology, media, and telecom industries, including Ameriprise, Citibank, United Talent Agency, US Bank, Verizon, and Wells Fargo. 

Kevin’s reputation in the field of corporate venturing has been widely recognized by other luminary groups in the industry. He currently serves as the Founding Program Partner for On Deck's Corporate Innovation Fellowship and as a Venture Ambassador for New Zealand Trade & Enterprise. He holds degrees in bioengineering and corporate finance from the University of Pennsylvania.

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