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Ryan Koonce

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Analytics and Product guru, Founder SaaS Management; Managing Director, Roaring Bull Studios. Michigan State grad.

Analytics and Product guru, Founder SaaS Management; Managing Director, Roaring Bull Studios. Michigan State grad.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Whopping Ideas / SaaS Management Group
aDealio
Superpoints
PopularMedia, Inc.
Avantic Corporation
SocialNet.com (sold to MatchNet PLC)

Advisor

Capital Factory

Side Projects

Leveraging the new identify and

Positions

Founder & CEO Whopping Ideas / SaaS Management Group March 2010 - present
Managing Director Roaring Bull Studios May 2010 - present
Executive in Residence Originate April 2014 - April 2015
VP Products Launch Code Technologies August 2012 - August 2013
Founder & CEO aDealio April 2010 - April 2012
Founder & CEO Superpoints March 2007 - March 2010
Mentor Capital Factory January 2009 - January 2010
Founder & VP Products PopularMedia, Inc. January 2003 - November 2006
General Manager Jumpstart Technologies, LLC December 2001 - December 2002
Founder & CEO Avantic Corporation October 2000 - December 2001
Co-Founder & Director of Business Development SocialNet.com (sold to MatchNet PLC) June 1997 - March 2000
Staff Consultant Accenture June 1995 - June 1996

Education

Michigan State University Finance 1991 - 1995

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • building great products

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Viral marketing • Game development • Product Development • Startups

Key Accomplishments

I have built lots of products, both consumer facing (dating, ecommerce, adtech, coupons) and SAAS (ecommerce, viral marketing, data & analytics).

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I bring product and marketing expertise, a lot of experience and a pretty deep financial and advisor network.

As an Advisor

Generally I help out on strategy, and pulling together people from my network for win-win relationships.

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Neal Rapoport
They're my advisor
Ryan has a never-give-up attitude. He'll go the extra mile to make sure everything works, and do his best to be successful and help those a ... round him be successful too.
Jonathan Geggatt
We worked together at aDealio
He has a drive in him to always be creating newer, better things. He will take an idea and run with it, keeping the heat on until it is del ... ivered.
Robert Afshar
We worked together
Ryan is a proven entrepreneur with an incredible number of business wins under his built.
Russ Wallace
We worked together  •  Managing Director, SF, Prolific Interactive. Previously Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Launch Code. Georgetown grad.
Ryan has a ton of great ideas, but what really sets him apart is that he knows exactly how to get them done. No one gets growth hacking bett ... er than he does, and since he's actually built companies with millions of users before, his credibility in growth and product management is unmatched.
Saar Gur
We worked together
Ryan has a lot of experience getting companies off the ground and executing.
Bryan Menell
We worked together at Capital Factory
Ryan has deep knowledge of consumer behavior, customer acquisition, social media, and gamification plus fine business acumen. He takes succe ... ss or failure with equal stride, analyzes it, and reinvents his ideas for the next iteration. I'd go into the trenches of a startup with him any day.
Joe Fahrner
We worked together
Ryan is an awesome entrepreneur who understands product and distribution better than just about any body. He's also just a really great guy. ...
Daniel Hawthorn
We worked together  •  Founder of eduschedu and Director of Engineering at Originate. I love people, technology, and where they intersect.
Ryan has an astonishing array of experience across numerous industry verticals and has a finely-developed knack for understanding what will ... make just about any internet business successful. He's an outstanding entrepreneur and can execute with a precision and tenacity, and has a rare combination of technical understanding and business acumen. I've worked with him on numerous projects and have consistently been impressed not only with his insight into challenging situations and ability to articulate a path forward, but also his ability to actually execute on this plan to success.

Reid Hoffman
We worked together  •  Member, Board of Directors, Wrapp and Member, Board of Directors, Edmodo. Stanford grad.
Reid is simply one of the greatest advocates and enablers for entrepreneurs on the planet today. He's an amazing advisor, investor, technol ... ogist and human being.

Michael Wienick
President and Founder of CurvedLine. Formerly COO, SwellPath; EVP Reply!; President QualitySmith
Michael is a product pro and is someone you can count on with integrity, grit and a get it done attitude!

Daniel Hawthorn
We worked together  •  Founder of eduschedu and Director of Engineering at Originate. I love people, technology, and where they intersect.
Daniel has a keen knack for getting to the root of a complex technical problem quickly, and articulating it in a way that any one in the org ... anization can understand.

Bharat Walia
We worked together  •  Sales, Mast Mobile. Previously President, NAAAP Chicago.
Bharat knows how to sell, which is one of the critical components of building a successful business.

Richard Chiang
They're my advisor  •  COO of LeadClick Media, CoreLogic. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Richard has the tenacity of a great entrepreneur and the intellect to back it up. He has the ability to devise a grand vision, but also is ... able to go deep in the details and find the little pieces that are often necessary for success.