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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 2010
The University of Georgia 2003
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 2001

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Ryan Gembala

Ryan Gembala is a Venture Associate with Azure and is currently Vice President, Business Development at Telly, an Azure portfolio company.

At Azure, Ryan focused on investments in the consumer internet, e-commerce, mobile, social, and SAAS sectors, working with portfolio companies including Telly, Open Road Media, Get Satisfaction,, TripIt (acquired by Concur), Switchfly (formerly EzRez) and BlogHer.

Prior to Azure, Ryan worked in Business Development for and as the Lead Associate for Hyde Park Angels (HPA), a Chicago-based angel network, while in business school full-time. At HPA, he sourced and drove diligence on investments in the internet, media, and SAAS spaces including HPA’s Series A investment in Retel Technologies (

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