Ryan McIntyre is a co-founder and Managing Director of Foundry Group, an early stage venture capital firm based in Boulder, CO. Ryan has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for sixteen years. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, Ryan started his career in venture capital at Mobius Venture Capital in January 2000.
Prior to joining Mobius Venture Capital, Ryan co-founded Excite in 1993, which went public in 1996 and later became Excite@Home following the $6.7 billion merger of Excite and @Home in 1999. At the time this acquisition was the largest internet transaction to date and created a company that achieved peak revenues of $616 million in 2000.
There Ryan held the role of Principal Engineer and was a key technological contributor to the companyâ€™s search engine and content management systems and also led the design and implementation of Exciteâ€™s community and commerce platforms. Ryan was also responsible for integrating engineering teams and technologies into Exciteâ€™s infrastructure following the acquisitions of several companies based in Seattle and Austin.
Prior to Excite, Ryan was a member of the technical staff for the Hewlett Packard Division at Oracle Corporation, where he worked on several releases of the Oracle Office platform. Before joining Oracle, Ryan was a software engineer at Canon Research of America, where he focused on the development of optical character recognition algorithms.
Notable companies that Ryan has invested in and/or sat on the boards of include Postini (acq. GOOG), Sling Media (acq. DISH), and StubHub (acq. EBAY).
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Symbolic Systems with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University. While at Stanford, he published research on genetic algorithms in The First IEEE Conference on Evolutionary Computation, and studied abroad at Stanford’s overseas campus in Berlin, Germany.