Susan Lyne is President of BBG Ventures, a venture capital fund investing in women-led startups. Before launching the BBG fund, Lyne was CEO of AOL’s Brand Group where she oversaw high-traffic verticals like AOL.com, TechCrunch, Engadget, StyleList, Moviefone, and MapQuest. From 2008 to 2013, Lyne was CEO and then Chairman of Gilt Groupe, the innovative e-commerce company that popularized the flash sale business model in the U.S. Prior to leading Gilt, Lyne spent three decades in the media industry. She served as President and CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia from 2004 to 2008, and from 1996 to 2004 she held various positions at the Walt Disney Company and ABC, including EVP of Movies and Miniseries. She rose to become President of ABC Entertainment, overseeing the network’s primetime schedule and development of shows including Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Grey’s Anatomy.
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