Porter leaving Nanolumens

September 8, 2011 by Dave Haynes

Kyle Porter has quickly become well-known in the space as one of the key customer-facing guys at NanoLumens, but that’s about to change as he leaves the company to co-found a software start-up.

He called me the other day to fill me in, and when he said he was leaving to start a software firm, I started thinking, “Oh please don’t say you’re doing digital signage software …”

He’s not. He’s more than smart enough to know that’s a ridiculously crowded field and likely a poverty vow.

Porter was happy as a clam at Atlanta-based NanoLumens – which makes those lightweight, flexible LED panels that have won some big awards and big contracts.

While I cannot envision ever leaving to join an existing company, he writes in his blog, when the opportunity came to start one, I had to jump on it. Fortunately the team here has been understanding and very supportive in my move. See mentioned above re: “amazing group of people”.

For a quick intro, here are a few things about the new company:

Kyle’s blog hints fairly strongly at the sector this start-up is going to play in, but I’ll just say sales and data mining.

Good luck, Kyle!

  1. Shame to loose one of the smartest and sharpest guys I have met in our sector, but I wish you great success Kyle, with your new venture.

  2. Kyle Porter says:

    Thanks for the kind words Dave. I’ve had an awesome time with NanoLumens and as a member of the digital signage community. This space is lucky to have a guy like you who contributes so much. We appreciate everything you do and wish you success moving forward. Please let me know how I can be helpful in any way!

  3. Kyle Porter says:

    And thanks for the flattering comment Jason. signagelive is awesome and I am glad that I won’t be competing up against you!

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  5. David Weinfeld says:

    Kyle is an amazing talent. While it’s tough to see him leave the digital signage sector, I know that he will find success with his new startup. My hope is that after building a great business in another market, and getting acquired by a major player, he will do the same in DS/DOOH.

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