Ryan Ziegler
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I am humbled by the great strides and sacrifices entrepreneurs take in building a business. They should demand and expect the same level of commitment to success from their long term capital partner.

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ABOUT RYAN

Ryan leads Edison's Enterprise Solutions practice. He is focused on helping entrepreneurs build world-class companies. He manages emerging and growth-stage investments within the marketing technology, verticalized SaaS, data service and analytics, mobile and advertising sectors. Ryan has completed new investments totaling over $250M invested capital. He is an active member in numerous venture and technology industry organizations.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

Ryan sourced and has led dozens of investments within Edison’s portfolio since 2003. He currently serves as a Director of Emplify, a best in class employee engagement solution for executives and business owners; Director of Jornaya, the leading Data as a Service platform for marketers to gain insight and improve the consumer journey; Sigstr, SaaS platform that unlocks the power of employee email for B2B go-to-market teams; Terminus, the leading B2B account-based marketing (ABM) platform; and TripleLift, the industry's first and largest programmatic native advertising exchange.Ryan developed the firm’s Marketing Technology and Digital Media practice group since 2007. He joined the investment team in 2005 helping to lead several successful Fintech investments, building out Edison’s industry leading portfolio.  Ryan joined Edison in 2003 to establish the firm’s Business Development team.

Previously, Ryan worked in the financial technology industry with SEI (NASDAQ: SEIC) in their Associates program.

NOTABLE EXITS

NetProspex (Dun & Bradstreet); Operative (SintecMedia)

OTHER INVESTMENT EXPERIENCE

Arkadium, BFS Capital, EdgeTrade (acquired by Knight Capital Group), FolioDynamix (acquired by Actua), LookBookHQ, M5 Networks (acquired by ShoreTel), PlumChoice, RealMatch, Scivantage, TetraData (acquired by Follett Software), Tracx, Wyng

EDUCATION

BS, Business Administration and Management, and

BA, Biology Bucknell University


POINT OF VIEW

I am grateful and get fired up for the opportunity to interact and work with the most passionate minds in business. As a venture capitalist we are in a unique position to see constant success and failure, but most importantly, how to apply these lessons learned in partnerships with our portfolio executives and colleagues. I am an intense competitor at heart but realize it’s all about the people as it takes a village to help build and be part of something great.

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