Ryan McIntyre is a founding partner of Foundry. Ryan started his career in venture at Mobius Venture Capital in January 2000, just before the bursting of the first internet bubble, timing Ryan compares to arriving at a party at the moment when the keg runs dry and the cops arrive.
Prior to becoming a VC, Ryan co-founded the early internet search engine Excite in 1993, which went public on NASDAQ in April 1996 and later became Excite@Home following the merger of Excite and @Home in 1999, and was one of the top five websites in the early innings of the world wide web.
Ryan was a software engineer at Excite, and his experience there at the dawn of the web building the infrastructure to support a large-scale consumer-facing site informs his predilection to invest in developer-focused products and services as well as enterprise and consumer-facing businesses.
Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, where he learned about genetic algorithms and neural networks well before computers and data were big enough to make them useful, and he once wrote a Boggle-playing algorithm in LISP as a class project.
Ryan is a proud dad, husband, and labradoodle guardian. He is an avid guitarist and collector, has a recording studio in his basement, loves craft beer, runs the occasional marathon (eight so far), and can sometimes be found hanging out in New Zealand.