John Ryu Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 18

  • Portfolio
  • 6

  • Exits
  • 12


John Ryu General Information


Mr. John Ryu is a Co-Founder and serves as Advisor at Assurely. Mr. Ryu is a Co-Founding Partner and serves as Investment Partner at Hypothesis Studio. He served as Venture Partner at Modus Capital. Prior to Hypothesis, he was a Venture Advisor at KohFounders. He also serves as Chief Financial Officer at Simplify Asset Management. Prior to joining KohFounders, he helped launch 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.

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 (18)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Radish Health 24-Mar-2022 Seed Round 000 Other Healthcare Services Generating Revenue 0000 000
Cody 10-Aug-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000
Voyat 18-Apr-2015 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Startup 0000 000
Scoot Networks 10-Oct-2014 0000 00000 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue 0000 000
Brainscape 01-Oct-2014 00000 00000 000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 0000 000
SeedInvest 19-Sep-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Private Equity Profitable 0000 000
Virtuix 24-Apr-2014 0000 00000 000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000 14-Mar-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 0000 000
1000Museums 15-Jan-2014 Later Stage VC 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000
ClearServe 31-Dec-2013 Seed Round Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000 000

John Ryu Exits (12)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Signpost 31-Aug-2023 Buyout/LBO
bContext 23-Jul-2021 000 00 00000000
ClearServe 01-Dec-2020 000000000000000000
Vengo 01-Jun-2020 000000000 00000000
Hullabalu 20-Aug-2019 000000000000000000
Scoot Networks 05-Jun-2019 000000000000000000
SeedInvest 04-Mar-2019 000000000000000000
Cody 01-Dec-2017 000000000000000000
Olapic 09-Aug-2016 Merger/Acquisition 00000
1000Museums 26-Jul-2016 Merger/Acquisition

John Ryu Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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John Ryu Team (1)

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

John Ryu Co-Investors (14)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Everywhere Ventures 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Global Founders Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Gregory Schroy 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Joyance Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Tusk Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar