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Susan Lyne

Founding Partner and President, BBG Ventures & Former CEO and Chair, Gilt Groupe

Susan Lyne has had a long career in media, commerce and consumer products. She has held leadership positions at companies of all sizes and stages, from startups to public companies, often during periods of internal or external change. Susan is currently the founding partner and President of BBG Ventures, an early-stage fund with a unique focus: consumer internet and mobile startups with at least one female founder. She began her career in the magazine industry, where she founded and led Premiere Magazine. She spent almost a decade at Disney, rising to President of Entertainment at ABC, and formerly served as CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and CEO and Chair of Gilt Groupe. Prior to launching BBG Ventures, Susan led AOL’s Brand Group, overseeing such brands as TechCrunch, Engadget and Moviefone.