Ryan Tyler Smith, Founder

Designer, Product Manager, Business Developer

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Ryan Tyler is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Ryan Tyler is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Product Manager

Can commit to working

10 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Technology Consulting Finance

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Product Management
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Ryan Tyler

Linkedin.com/in/RyanTylerSmith

I'd like to start by telling you what I do and how I can help you.

1. I am an analytics-driven strategist, and I partner with one of the best data science PHD's in the business.

I keep abreast of the best analytics tools and methods for solving business problems across the board. From marketing mix optimization to exploratory data analysis, people pay me to solve really hard problems with data. I'm great at answering nebulous questions like: Which market? Which people? Which features? What next?

2. I am a "business guy" with a deep tech background.

To start my career I spent 3 years at Accenture, wearing a lot of hats. Staring into the maw of J.P. Morgan Chase's global financial system, I devoured and forged 200+ page enterprise requirements documents for some of Chase's most innovative projects. I designed analytics that supported the defense of systems daily transacting $100,000,000+ daily against catastrophic defects. I was at times a project manager, a business analyst, a QA lead. Before I decided to leave and start my own consulting brand I redesigned the documentation detailing Chase's infrastructure at the highest level and built QA tools that are used globally.

3. I am a one-man customer development shop capable of iterating design mockups myself.

In as few as 2 hours I can build cleanly designed custom websites that people think are real. This facilitates rapid iteration of designs based on conversations with users and other stakeholders.

Examples:
GainStreet.BusinessCatalyst.com
Gaze.BusinessCatalyst.com

4. I am great at getting the right people involved.

I'm usually the guy assigned to get meetings with hard-to-meet people, and I'm good at getting people excited to help. Ask me how I got Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Chris Anderson's emails.

5. I have my CPA.

After undergrad I passed all 4 sections of the CPA exam in a row over a 3 month period before I started my first day of work (not to brag, just sayin haha). I'm not a CFO type, but you won't surprise me with any fancy finance problems.


WHAT WE'RE BUILDING:

Recently funded by an angel investor & centered at MIT's Cambridge Innovation Center. In short, we're building a report card for businesses. We help businesses improve their grades by prequalifying them for connections with lenders, investors, brokers, and other professional services. In the long-term this solution gamifies the aggregation of ultra high value data about businesses that has never been centralized before. B2B businesses are telling us that they will pay for prequalified leads and a shorter due diligence cycle, and we're working with some very engaged experts and potential customers to build a solution. With the right data and the right scale, we can grow into more than Zillow for businesses, we can permanently increase the liquidity of small and early-stage businesses as an investment class.


PEOPLE I CAN HELP:

For those interested in this idea, we are entertaining discussions regarding a limited number of advisor and partnership roles. We are seeking individuals with 20+ years of deep industry knowledge in: mergers and acquisitions, business brokerage, commercial lending, or venture capital.


Warm Regards,

Ryan Tyler Smith

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Product Management
Finance
Sales
Marketing
Technical
Education

Purdue University

Double Major in Management & Accounting - Concentration in Analytical Consulting

- 2010

Certification

CPA

Co-working Space

C3 Cambridge Coworking Center

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