Ryan Baird is a serial entrepreneur, advisor, investor, speaker, and connector.
Ryan is currently an investor at the Global Innovator Fund and Startup Manager for the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) pitch competitions, G-Startup Worldwide. He is also the Co-founder of StartUpRising, an invitation community of influencers, thought leaders, innovators, changemakers, investors, and entrepreneurs who are challenging the status quo in the tech ecosystem. Members are pursuing excellence, solving the world’s greatest challenges and embracing diversity. StartUpRising curates experiences to facilitate meaningful conversations, foster collaboration, advance human potential and redefine culture. He also sits on the board of a number of tech companies and non-profits.
Ryan’s past professional experience includes finance, hedge fund management, proprietary trading, arbitraging volatility, corporate and business development, and e-sports/mobile gaming.