Hi, I’m Kyle McCarthy. A growth marketing advisor for early-stage, mission-driven startups.
Kyle helps scale the growth for mission-driven startups, paving the way for more venture capital funding and a higher valuation.
Kyle has led the marketing and growth for several mission-driven startups, helping them scale so they can attract funding from top venture capital firms.
Outside of his work in Silicon Valley, Kyle helps economic justice-oriented nonprofit and advocacy organizations tell their story and get covered by media. Kyle is also a contributor for Huff Post, The Nation, Politicus USA, and Tech.co, where he covers business ethics, tech for good, and issues affecting millennials. Kyle’s writing has been covered by WIRED, NPR, The Thom Hartmann Show, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Norman Goldman Show, Business Journals, and many others. Beginning soon, you will also be able to find Kyle’s writing in Forbes and FastCompany.
Kyle was a founding member of Nurx, a startup focused on making health care more accessible through through telemedicine. For two and a half years, he led the marketing and growth, and had
Nurx featured in thousands of media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Good Morning America, CNN, TechCrunch, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News, Cosmopolitan, TIME, Elle, and CNBC. Nurx is one of Y Combinator’s most successful companies and has raised nearly $100 million from top VC firms such as Union Square Ventures, Lowercase Capital, Dreamers VC (actor Will Smith’s venture fund), Liquid 2 Ventures (Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, Joe Montana’s venture fund), and Kleiner Perkins.
Kyle left Nurx to join Blind, an anonymous social network for tech employees. While at Blind, Kyle was the Head of Marketing and implemented a plan to scale user growth and consistently get media coverage to attract attention of top venture capital investors. The series C startup has raised over $24 million from top VC firms such as DCM Ventures, Storm Ventures, and Soft Bank.
After a year and a half, Kyle left Blind to become the Head of Growth at Fishbowl (where he currently works), a workplace social network. The series A startup has raised has raised nearly $8 million from Lerer Hippeau, Arena Ventures, and GGV Capital.