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Lynne Bairstow

MITA Ventures
Managing Partner
Lynne is a Managing Partner of MITA Ventures, and a founding partner of MITA (Mita Institute and Tech Accelerator). MITA Ventures provides much needed capital and mentorship to early-stage technology startups in Mexico with global growth potential, as well as later-stage funding for proven Silicon Valley companies expanding into the Mexico/LatAm market. Bilingual and bi-cultural, Lynne has cultivated a deep network within Mexico business and governmental entities, and with their U.S.-based counterparts, to offer unique benefits to MITA Venture's portfolio companies.

Beginning in 1994, Lynne was an early participant in the Internet industry, developing business applications as a partner in Dot.Com Marketing (Chicago, IL), which was named one of the top 20 Web Developers in 1996, for being among the first to integrate databases into HTML sites and applications. She also wrote about new technologies for an audience of professionals, as editor of e-com magazine. 

An internet entrepreneur, investor and advisor, Lynne's interest and passion for tech startups comes from both hands-on technical knowledge and high growth marketing/customer acquisition experience. She is a graduate of University of Florida, with a degree in Economics, with post-grad studies at Wharton. She lives in Punta Mita, Mexico, where she enjoys her ideal lifestyle of startups and surfing.

Lynne knows Mexico intimately, and is an avid reader and writer. She has authored or co-authored nine books about Mexico, including the best-selling series of Frommer’s and Dummy's guidebooks, and has contributed to major U.S. publications about Mexico. In 2000, was awarded the Pluma de Plata by the Mexican Government (SECTUR).

During all stages of her professional life, Lynne has been dedicated to community service, and currently devotes time working with PEACE and the Punta de Mita Foundation.