Chief Investment Officer, Florida Funders
Ryan Whittemore is the Chief Investment Officer for Florida Funders, a hybrid Venture Capital Fund and1700 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 3 managed funds, and the due diligence process that leads to approximately 20 investments per year. Ryan also sits on the FloridaFunders Investment Committee and serves as its Co-Chairman, having led Florida Funder’s investment in60+companies. Ryan leverages a diverse background in venture, private equity, legal, corporate operations, capital market portfolio management, and research analysis to identify the best tech investment opportunities for Florida Funders.
Prior to joining Florida Funders, Ryan was corporate counsel to a private equity group handling responsibilities including all legal work, as well as all financial modeling & analysis of existing& new investments, operational oversight of certain assets, and leading M&A transactions completing 12 deals in 4 years. Ryan has prior experience in investment banking at Raymond James, leading an equity hedge fund, and seven years as a portfolio manager and analyst for a large trust company. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Finance as well as an MBA, and a JurisDoctor from Stetson College of Law, and is a licensed attorney in Florida.
Ryan out-kicked his coverage with his amazing wife Ashley, and loves spending his time with his little girl Finley and newest addition Koh! 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, aboard member at the FloridaPoly University Foundation, a past board member of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, and co-founded the 1Voice Foundation for Children’s Cancer.