Shortly after I started at Founders Circle, I learned a fellow Hoo’d soon join us. For the uninitiated, that’s a University of Virginia alumnus. This turned into a much greater fortune than I initially imagined. An experienced tech banker and passionate investor, Ryan has taught me a great deal about the companies we work with and immediately applied his knowledge and hustle to add tremendous value to the investing team.
Back at UVA, Ryan was accepted to the McIntire School of Commerce, where he picked up the finance & accounting skills he needed to jumpstart his career. During his time at UVA, Ryan took great pleasure in mentoring younger students. He’ll be returning to Charlottesville in the Spring to continue this work as a guest lecturer for the senior seminar on venture capital.
However, finance wasn’t his only passion – Ryan also received a Global Sustainability degree at UVA, where he wrestled with solving social and environmental issues in an economically sustainable fashion. These experiences drew him to Founders Circle, where companies like Tala and Imperfect play a part in addressing such issues at scale.