Michael Lynton Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 2


Michael Lynton General Information


Mr. Michael Lynton serves as Board Member at Boston Beer Co. He serves as Chairman, Chair of the Executive Committee & Member of Finance Committee at Warner Music Group. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at 25madison. He also serves as Chairman of Snap. Previously, he was Chairman at Sony Entertainment. He also serves as a Director at Ares Management. He is also a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Tate, and the Rand Corporation. Mr. Lynton also serves as an advisor to 25madison, a venture capital firm. Mr. Lynton is also a member of the Smithsonian, the Rand Corporation, and the Tate. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sony Entertainment from April 2012 until February 2017, overseeing Sony's global entertainment businesses, including Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Mr. Lynton also served as Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment from January 2004 to January 2017. Prior to joining Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mr. Lynton worked for Time Warner and served as CEO of AOL Europe, President of AOL International and President of Time Warner International, and earlier served as Chairman and CEO of Pearson plc's Penguin Group where he oversaw the acquisition of Putnam, Inc. and extended the Penguin brand to music and the internet. Mr. Lynton holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College, where he also received his M.B.A.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • One Design Center Place
  • Suite 850
  • Boston, MA 02210
  • United States
+1 (617) 000-0000

Michael Lynton Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Impact Crew 14-Nov-2022 Early Stage VC 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
Olipop 02-Jan-2022 00000 00000 000.00 Beverages Generating Revenue
Inkitt 05-Oct-2021 00000 00000 0000 Publishing Generating Revenue
Meadowlark 01-Apr-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Publishing Generating Revenue
PHC Global 01-Jan-2021 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Untapped (Human Capital Services) 18-Dec-2019 Early Stage VC 00.00 Human Capital Services Generating Revenue
Citymapper 20-Jan-2016 Later Stage VC 000.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue

Michael Lynton Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Untapped (Human Capital Services) 20-Feb-2024 Merger/Acquisition
Citymapper 15-Mar-2023 000000000000000000 00000

Michael Lynton Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Michael Lynton Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Michael Lynton Angel Investor 0 0 Boston, MA

Michael Lynton Co-Investors (72)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Abry Partners 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Alphabet 0 Series chart Industry bar
Benchmark (San Francisco) 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kleiner Perkins 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
New Enterprise Associates 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Michael Lynton FAQs

  • Who is Michael Lynton?

    Michael Lynton is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Michael Lynton?

    Michael Lynton is an angel investor.

  • What does Michael Lynton do?

    As an angel investor, Michael Lynton invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Michael Lynton hold?

    Michael Lynton holds 5 board seats including Boston Beer Co, Schrodinger, Snap, Condé Nast, and Sesame (Managed Care).

  • What has Michael Lynton invested in?

    Michael Lynton has made numerous investments in companies like Impact Crew, Olipop, and Inkitt within the Social/Platform Software, Beverages, and Publishing industries.

  • What has Michael Lynton invested in recently?

    Michael Lynton's latest investment was on 14-Nov-2022 in Impact Crew, a company within the Social/Platform Software industry.

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