Linda Yates

Founder and CEO

Mach49

Founder and CEO

Mach49

About

Linda Yates is a seasoned CEO with over 25 years of experience creating global strategy and driving innovation. As a native of the Silicon Valley with an extensive network, she has served as a bridge between the Silicon Valley and the Global 1000 her entire career. She launched Mach49 as the first Silicon Valley incubator/accelerator focused exclusively on helping Global 1000 companies Disrupt InsideOut™ — creating, building and launching new ventures generated from within their organizations and Disrupt OutsideIn™ — designing and operating world class corporate venture groups. In addition to creating new ventures, Mach49 builds the client’s capability and infrastructure to create a pipeline and portfolio of new ventures on an ongoing basis and to manage the mothership so it understands the from-to shifts required to ensure new ventures can reach escape velocity. Linda spent a decade as a member of the Board of Directors for NYSE-traded Sybase Inc. (now SAP) and has been a board member and advisor to many entrepreneurs and private companies.