Ryan is an experienced venture builder, having launched multiple independent and corporate-backed start-ups across the African continent. In 2021, he exited Tiltshift, a Venture Studio he co-founded, to join Founder’s Factory Africa as a Venture Designer. His passion is solving problems with triple-bottom-line business models that deliver impact without compromising on profit. In 2019 Ryan led a corporate-backed agritech start-up to win Best Impact Agribusiness in Africa after securing R300mn+ in assets under management in under a year.
At Tiltshift, he worked directly with Standard Bank’s Chief Innovation Officer to deliver several disruptive start-ups that have impacted the lives of smallholder farmers, rural traders, and numerous other underserved segments across the continent. Ryan is also a LEANSTACK mentor, having worked closely with a global community of entrepreneurs and innovators to progress the Lean Startup movement and its accessibility on the African continent.
"Love the problem, not the solution." - Ash Maurya
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