Tsai CITY, in collaboration with The Yale Entrepreneurial Society, organizes a monthly speaker series featuring esteemed founders and entrepreneurs from diverse industries and backgrounds.
Open to the entire student body - both undergraduate and graduate students -, each hour-long fireside session provides a unique opportunity to engage with and learn how to foster a culture of innovation on campus.
Join us on September 18, 2023, at 5:00 pm for a conversation with Kevin Ryan ‘85, a remarkable investor and internet and technology pioneer, who will share unique insights about his entrepreneurial life and the value of education.
About Kevin Ryan: Kevin Ryan is the Founder and CEO of AlleyCorp, an incubator and venture capital fund that is responsible for founding some of the most transformative companies in New York, including MongoDB, Business Insider, GILT, Zola, Nomad Health, and Cortina among others. Kevin is also Chairman of the Board at Meetup, where AlleyCorp is the majority investor. Earlier in his career, Kevin helped to grow DoubleClick, first as President and then as CEO, ultimately leading the company to IPO in 1998 and acquisition by Google in 2007. Kevin is also on the Board of Tech: NYC, Vice Chairman of The Partnership for New York City, and Director Emeritus for Human Rights Watch. Kevin previously served on the boards of INSEAD. He began his career in investment banking with Prudential Investment Corporation in New York and London, then earned an M.B.A. from INSEAD and worked at Euro Disney before returning to the United States to serve as senior vice president of business and finance at United Media. From 1996 to 2005 he was the first president and then CEO of DoubleClick, the Internet advertising company. Under his leadership, it grew from 15 employees to a publicly traded international leader with 1,500 employees. He graduated from Yale College (ECON ‘85), and also served between 2012 and 2018 as an alumni fellow of the Yale Corporation, the university’s governing board.