Lyle Fong Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 3
  • Portfolio
  • 2
  • Exits
  • 1

Lyle Fong General Information


Mr. Lyle Fong served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at EQT Ventures. He is a serial entrepreneur turned investor, Lyle has founded and run multiple tech startups, including, Hobo Labs and Lithium Technologies, the enterprise social media software company. Having bootstrapped Lithium since its inception in 2001 to $10M in ARR, Lyle then raised over $180M in funding from Benchmark, Shasta, Emergence, and others. Lithium made four acquisitions, including Klout, the inventors of the "Klout Score" to measure social media influence. With Lithium growing to more than 300 employees and generating $100M+ in subscription revenues, the company was subsequently acquired by Vista Equity Partners in 2017. Prior to joining EQT Ventures, Lyle was a visiting partner at Y Combinator and an active investor and mentor to early-stage startups. Having relocated from San Francisco to London to join EQT Ventures as a partner, Lyle brings Silicon Valley expertise to the London startup ecosystem. Lyle has seen failures, successes, and understands the ups and downs of the journey that entrepreneurs go through. He joined EQT Ventures with the goal of being a true partner to entrepreneurs, investing time and mentorship in their growth, just as much as investing financially into the company.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 9 Dallington Street
  • Clerkenwell
  • London EC1V 0LN
  • England, United Kingdom

Lyle Fong Investments (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Gamelynx 18-May-2018 Early Stage VC 00.00 Entertainment Software Out of Business 0000 0000
0000000 000 25-May-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 0000
00000 (00000000000 09-Mar-2017 0000 00000 00.00 Communication Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000
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Lyle Fong Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
00000000 18-Nov-2020 000 00 00000000
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Lyle Fong Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Lyle Fong Angel Investor 0 0 0 London, United Kingdom
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Lyle Fong Co-Investors (41)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Y Combinator 3 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
AltaIR Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
FUEL Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Foundation Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kleiner Perkins 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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