Advisory Board MemberNew York
Lylan is an operator-turned-VC investor focused on technology startups that aspire to scale, improve economics, and build lasting companies.
Lylan Masterman joined Raines as the first member of the company’s Advisory Board. On the Advisory Board, he focuses on the growth and development of Raines Talent Marketplace, the company’s tech-enabled platform designed to connect difference making leaders and organizations, and supporting Raines’ Innovation and TMT Practice.
Lylan is a General Partner at White Star Capital. In his role, he focuses are IoT and M2M, Disruptive Commerce, and the Digitalization of Finance trends, as well as how AI and data are critical to each of these trends. He previously led Product and Engineering organizations in his 15-year operating career, and most notably at aQuantive, acquired by Microsoft for $6.3 billion.
Lylan has lived in Canada, the east and west coasts of the US, and now calls New York home. Lylan has appeared on live TV on Cheddar and TDAmeritrade Network, has been interviewed in Inside The Mind of a New York VC, his writing has been featured in Business Insider, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global, and he has been interviewed in the podcasts Something Ventured, Venture Studio, and The Successful Pitch.