Kevin Ye
Managing Partner, Venture Investing

Kevin is an industry expert in helping enterprises as they look to effectively engage with a rapidly evolving global innovation ecosystem. As the Managing Partner for Mach49’s Venture Investing practice, he has been a trusted advisor for dozens of corporations looking to expand their external venturing activities, closely guiding them through partnerships, venture investing, and acquisitions. His team has been responsible for having set up over $1 billion in corporate venture capital funds across sectors and geographies, and Kevin's expertise spans the entire venturing lifecycle, from the design of new venture processes to deal scouting, closing, and post-investment management.

Kevin continues to serve as a Partner-in-Residence for a number of CVC funds, including TDK Ventures, Hypertherm Ventures, Goodyear Ventures, GHS Edge Ventures, Xerox Ventures, and Vale Ventures. He sits on the selection committee for Halliburton Labs, and he is an active angel investor and LP in various startups and funds. Notable groups he has supported in his career as lead venture advisor include the Arizona Commerce Authority, Barrick Gold, DeNA, Southwest Airlines, Tampa General Hospital, and UPS Ventures.

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