Ryan Floyd is a founding member of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan has focused on enterprise IT, internet and web infrastructure opportunities. He has invested in both semiconductors and components (SandForce, and Ignis Optics/acquired by Bookham), as well as well as software (Appcelerator, DeviceVM, Netforensics, Yieldbuild and Kidaro/acquired by Microsoft.)
Prior to founding Storm Ventures, Ryan directed the business development activities at E-TEK Dynamics where he focused on building strategic OEM and customer relationships, scaling E-TEK's manufacturing operations as well as directing the equity investing and acquisition activities until E-TEK merged with JDS Uniphase in 2000.
Prior to joining E-TEK, Ryan was with Summit Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused primarily on the communications industry, including Summit's investment in E-TEK Dynamics in July 1997.Ryan received his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.