"Bringing together the combined experiences and resources of the entire Lightspeed global team, I am committed to helping entrepreneurs do meaningful work and becoming the greatest versions of themselves." ~ Lyon
Lyon’s experience combines investing and entrepreneurship. Lyon has venture capital experience across the spectrum, from angel investment team SV Angel (Ron Conway/David Lee) to late-stage investment team Meritech Capital Partners (Yammer, Tableau, Evernote, Zulilly).
Lyon’s ability to connect to entrepreneurs comes from being founder of three successful companies, ranging from SMB to Health-tech. Lyon is passionate about product and teams, having led several of the most critical areas of Microsoft Windows (Search and Storage).
Lyon holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he co-led the Venture Capital and Greater China Business clubs. He also holds a Systems Design Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo, with distinction; where he researched on autonomous robotics, machine learning and NLP. Lyon has over 30 product, design and algorithm patents in Data Search, Storage, Visualization, Transfer and Analytics.
Lyon is passionate about mentoring teams and has spent years studying in depth how teams form, grow and perform. Through Lyon’s research, he has observed how teams work in all phases of growth. Team formation and team architecture are unique insights that Lyon offers and he helps apply specific tools/algorithms to systematically drive team performance breakthroughs. Lyon has mentored teams from Stanford, Waterloo, Berkeley, Google, Microsoft, and Palantir.