Jake Ryan is the founder of the Venice Consulting Group, a mobile + web custom application development firm. As a technology leader, he has 20-years of experience helping start-ups with SaaS/Mobile product development and Fortune 1000 companies on cloud-based Internet applications for commerce, mobile and digital marketing.
As a technology executive, he built the firm from the ground up using strong process and cultivating the right team. Mr. Ryan is passionate about building systems and processes to deliver continuous improvement. He’s led 75+ application development projects to success with 20 case studies, 18 recommendations & 5 client awards. Some of his clients include: Bio-Rad Labs, California Endowment, Insperity, SAG-AFTRA, FOX Sports, Houlihan Lokey, Lexus, Sony & Teleflora, to name a few.
Mr. Ryan is also an angel investor and advisor. He’s currently advising 3 start-ups and helps advise at Mucker Labs. He’s invested in 10 startups mainly investing in AI and blockchain companies. He is brought in to evaluate and advise on private equity deals for Diversis Capital focused mainly around artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics.
Ryan holds a degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. He degree concentration is in artificial intelligence where he was a published first author for his research work, “Intrusion Detection with Neural Networks”, which is now cited by more than 550 in the field. He was a keynote speaker at the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Conferences.