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Kieran Ryan

Co-Founder, Boring Business Nerd

Kieran Ryan grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied marketing, finance, and accounting at the Haas School of Business. During college, he started a social media marketing company and was involved with various on-campus organizations.

Kieran worked in startups for several years at places like Wefunder and On Deck. His work experience includes:

  • On Deck: Employee #15, Head of Admissions. I contributed to the startup's growth from no revenue to a $20 million run rate in less than a year. I led the team that built admission infrastructure for 20 fellowships for founders, investors, operators, and creators.
  • Wefunder: Early employee, Fundraising Team. I helped 100's of startup and small businesses raise millions in equity and debt capital from their communities.
  • ODX: A $100 million accelerator investing $125K for 7% in hundreds of startups. We partnered with industry leaders like Flexport to build vertical industry tracks around supply chain, logistics, transportation, etc.
  • XX: A pre-Y Combinator accelerator investing $125K into 8-10 teams per cohort in San Francisco.

Kieran writes about topics within his expertise across Tech, Startups, and Small Business, and you can keep in touch with him on LinkedIn.