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Yale University, BA 1985
Yale University, BA 1985

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Kevin Ryan

Kevin P. Ryan is the Founder and CEO of Gilt Groupe, an innovative e-commerce company offering highly coveted products and experiences at insider prices.

In 2007, Kevin along with a founding team created Gilt Groupe as an invitation-only site for coveted women’s apparel and accessories. Today, Gilt Groupe has over three million members and has added business lines in home; children; men’s apparel and gear (GiltMAN); vacation travel (Jetsetter); local services and experiences (Gilt City), and has launched the leading flash-sale site in Japan (Gilt Japan).

Kevin is one of the leading Internet entrepreneurs in the United States launching several New York-based businesses, including Gilt Groupe, Business Insider, ShopWiki, and 10gen/MongoDB.

Kevin helped build DoubleClick from 1996 to 2005, first as president and later as CEO. He fostered DoubleClick’s growth from a 20-person startup to a global leader with over 1,500 employees.

Currently, Kevin serves on the board of Human Rights Watch, the NYC Investment Fund and INSEAD.

He is a member of the Yale International Council and the Council on Foreign Relations.

He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Mojo Motors 2/2010Seed$1.7M5



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