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Kyle Messman

Venture Partner

Kyle Messman joined Fontinalis as a Venture Partner on the heels of leading two successive successful strategic exits as the CFO of enterprise SaaS companies that were built from entrepreneurial roots into very large businesses.


Kyle brings extensive financial and cloud software experience to Fontinalis. Kyle’s most recent leadership role was as the Chief Financial Officer of Velocify, a SaaS based sales acceleration platform acquired by Ellie Mae in November 2017 for $128 million. Prior to that, Kyle was an angel investor and the Chief Financial Officer of Telogis, a prior Fontinalis portfolio company that provided cloud based fleet and mobile resource management solutions to large enterprises, until its acquisition by Verizon (NYSE: VZ) for $900 million in August 2016. Kyle currently serves as Managing Director of South Bay Ventures, a venture capital firm he founded in 2018 to make early-stage investments in cloud technology and business services companies. Additionally, Kyle serves on the Board of Directors of a number of privately held business.


As a Chief Financial Officer of two high growth enterprise SaaS businesses over the past decade, Kyle has led the development of the long-term strategic plans, annual budgets, audits and financings to support company growth in conjunction with overall investor strategy. While at Telogis, he led the process of raising over $200M in equity and debt capital to fund growth and completed six acquisitions prior to the Company’s sale.


Prior to Telogis, he led the corporate financial planning function for a major public semiconductor manufacturer. Kyle previously spent several years as an investment banker focused on mergers and financings in the technology services and software sectors.


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.

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