Kyle Messman is the Founder and Managing Partner of South Bay Ventures, a venture capital firm he founded in 2018 to make early-stage investments in cloud technology companies. He currently serves as a Venture Partner with Fontinalis Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm with $270 million of committed capital that invests in next-generation mobility. Kyle was a Financial Sponsor and Board Member (Audit Committee Chair) of Motion Acquisition Corp. which was SPAC targeting acquisitions in the enterprise software and mobility space which successfully merged with DocGo (NASDAQ: DCGO) in November 2021. He was formerly Chief Financial Officer of Velocify, Inc., a SaaS based sales acceleration platform acquired by Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI) for $128 million in November 2017. Prior to that, he was a lead angel and the only Chief Financial Officer of Telogis, a SaaS provider of fleet and mobile resource management solutions to large enterprises, until its acquisition by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) for $900 million in August 2016. He previously spent several years as an investment banker focused on mergers and financings in technology and business services. Additionally, Kyle serves on the Board of Directors of a number of privately held businesses.
Kyle earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.