Ryan is a founder and investor with over 25 years of global financial services expertise spanning payments, remittances, credit, security, and compliance. He is founder of Launchpad Capital, a Fintech-focused venture capital firm based in Oakland, CA.
He is sponsor of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies focused on Fintech and a director of River City Bank in Sacramento. Ryan is a former General Partner of Propel Venture Partners Fund 1 and serves on the boards of Guideline, Grabango and Steady.
His prior roles include Board member at bKash, Bangladesh’s largest remittance platform; CEO/Executive Chairman of Billfloat, the operator SmartBiz Loans; co-founder/CEO of real estate payments company PropertyBridge (acquired by MoneyGram International); an early investor in Eventbrite, and a founding advisor to Square.
Ryan graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is a member of the State Bar of California.