Ryan Allis is a technology entrepreneur and investor based in San Francisco and the Chairman of Connect (www.connect.com) and Hive (www.hive.org)
Ryan was the co-founder and CEO of iContact from 2003 until 2012. iContact grew to 300 employees, 70,000 customers, and $50M in annual sales before its Feb 2012 sale to Vocus (NASDAQ:VOCS) for $170M.
Ryan is a also an angel investor through his firm Connect Ventures and has invested in 25 firms including SpaceX, LendingClub, Change.org, Bento, and Off-Grid Electric.
Ryan served as a National Co-Chairperson for Tech for Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election along with Reid Hoffman and Marc Benioff and was a inaugural member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneur Council.
Ryan is the author of The Startup Guide: Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship at www.startupguide.com and the book Zero to One Million (McGraw-Hill, 2008).
Ryan attended the University of North Carolina and Harvard Business School.
|Jun, 2015||Bento||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2014||Crux||$180k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2014||Connect||$400k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2013||Connect||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2013||Close||$250k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2012||Ark||$4.2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2010||EvoApp||$500k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Apr 12, 2016||WRAL Techwire - Startup Offline Media focusing on millennial women lands $700K|
|Mar 5, 2015||Tech Cocktail - ‘Connect’ Launches on Android with Novel Features|
|Feb 10, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Women in Tech Who Are Shaking Up Silicon Valley|
|Dec 11, 2014||Gigaom - Can another company deliver on the promise of Foursquare?|
|Dec 10, 2014||WSJ Blogs - Connect Raises $10 Million to Fix Social Media Sprawl|
|Dec 10, 2014||Re/code - Connect Raises $10.3 Million to Build the Ultimate Address Book|
|Dec 10, 2014||Venture Beat - Connect grabs $10.3M to let you know when your long-lost friends are back in town|
|Dec 10, 2014||Mashable - Connect raises $10 million to help you monitor your friends across social networks|