Kyle is an entrepreneur, venture capital maverick, innovation scientist, and artist.
Kyle is the Founder and CEO of Falkon Ventures, an innovative venture capital fund designed to catalyze innovation in the new entrepreneurial landscape for companies that have the mission to positively change industry and the world.
Prior to Falkon Ventures, Kyle was a member of the founding team at LifeProof, a California-based consumer electronics company that grew its force from three people to over 300 employees on three continents in three years. LifeProof’s meteoric growth led to its successful acquisition by Otterbox in 2013.
He is also Co-Founder of Citadel Drone Defense, which is an institutionally funded company with partnerships with groups such as NASA, US Special Operations, and Department of Defense, and he is the Co-founder of RMT, which is a blockchain-based cooperative currency integrating with renewable energy assets with support from the Nobel Sustainability Trust.
Kyle is the pioneer of the concept of Venture Sequencing; a methodology to view and measure the dynamics in innovation as value network systems of interdependent stakeholders. This has resulted in a new level of intentionality of resources, support networks, and iterations in the process of innovation.
He is a Founding Partner of the Laudato Si Challenge, and is member of the Founding Patron Council for the Humanity 2.0 Initiative in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development within the Vatican. He serves on board and advisory positions for organizations such as Singularity University, 1776, Urban-X, The Munday School of Business, and Board of Trustees for St. Edward's University.
Kyle holds an MBA in Digital Media Management from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and two executive certificates (Innovation & Ideation) from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Mr. Ballarta is Professor of Innovation and Disruption Management at the Munday School of Business at St. Edward's University.
Kyle currently lives in Austin, TX where he enjoys swimming Barton Springs and breakfast tacos.