John Ryu Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 17
  • Portfolio
  • 6
  • Exits
  • 11

John Ryu General Information


Mr. John Ryu is a Co-Founding Partner and serves as Investment Partner at Hypothesis Studio. Prior to Hypothesis, Mr. Ryu was a Venture Advisor at KohFounders. Prior to joining KohFounders, he helped launch Assurely and Greensbury Market as an EIR at Scout Ventures. He also helped launch Scout Ventures and has supported the portfolio of over 60 companies. Previously, Mr. Ryu was a product manager at WebMD, where he launched their first social and mobile monetization products. He also managed all targeted ad products under the Medscape product umbrella, representing over $50M in annual revenues. Prior to WebMD, Mr. Ryu led product and was interim CTO at AdECN (backed by Accel and acquired by Microsoft). In addition, Mr. Ryu led Search Products at WhenU (BCG spinout, backed by ABS Capital and Trident Capital). Mr. Ryu scaled his P&L there from $0 to $50M in two years. The company grew to a $100M run rate business before being acquired by a private equity firm. Mr. Ryu also has experience as a strategy consultant at Cap Gemini and investment banking experience at Hambrecht & Quist. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Mr. Ryu has lived in Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, and the Bay Area.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States
+1 (917) 000-0000

John Ryu Investments (17)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Cody 10-Aug-2016 Seed Round 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000
00000 18-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 0000 000
00000 00000000 10-Oct-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000 000
0000000000 01-Oct-2014 00000 00000 000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 000
0000000000 19-Sep-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Other Financial Services Profitable 0000 000
0000000 24-Apr-2014 0000 00000 000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000
00.00 14-Mar-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 000
00000000000 15-Jan-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000
ClearServe 31-Dec-2013 Seed Round Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000
Hullabalu 06-Jun-2013 Seed Round 00.00 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 0000 000
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John Ryu Exits (11)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
bContext 23-Jul-2021 Out of Business
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000000000 20-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
00000 00000000 05-Jun-2019 000000000000000000
0000000000 04-Mar-2019 000000000000000000
0000 01-Dec-2017 000000000000000000
000000 09-Aug-2016 000000000000000000 00000
00000000000 26-Jul-2016 000000000000000000
Voyat 21-Jun-2016 Merger/Acquisition
Activate (Business/Productivity Software) 17-Feb-2016 Merger/Acquisition
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John Ryu Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
John Ryu Angel Investor 00 0 New York, NY
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