Partner + Chief Investment Officer, Florida Funders
Ryan Whittemore is a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer for Florida Funders, a hybrid Venture Capital Fund and 1900 member accredited investor network focused on early stage seed to Series A stage tech in Florida and beyond. Ryan’s oversees a team reviewing 2,000+ deals per year across 4 managed funds, and the due diligence process that leads to approximately 20 investments per year. Ryan also sits on the Florida Funders Investment Committee and serves as its Co-Chairman, having led Florida Funder’s investment in 75+ companies. Ryan leverages a diverse 22 year career in venture, private equity, legal corporate counsel, corporate operations, capital market portfolio management and research analysis to identify the best tech investment opportunities for Florida Funders.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance as well as an MBA, and a Juris Doctor from Stetson College of Law, and is a licensed attorney in Florida. Ryan outkicked his coverage with his amazing wife Ashley, and loves spending his time with his little girl Finley and son Kohl! When not changing diapers, Ryan is an avid fisherman and spearfisherman, paddleboarder and golfer. Ryan also has given his time as a board member of Venture Atlanta, a board member at the Florida Poly University Foundation, a past board member of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and co-founded the 1Voice Foundation for Childrens Cancer.
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