Ryan co-founded Blockstack, a new decentralized internet for people to use apps without servers and be in control of their data. Driven by a passion for internet freedom and user empowerment, Ryan came to start Blockstack with his co-founder Muneeb and they raised funding from top investors like Union Square Ventures.
Ryan has long been interested in building and entrepreneurship. He majored in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton with a minor in Computer Science and led the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club through award-winning years. After graduation, Ryan started working on tech startups, where he was inducted into the Forbes 30 Under 30, went through Y Combinator, and authored several popular open source libraries in cryptography and blockchain technology.