Ryan Waddington

Ryan Waddington

Partner at Huron River Ventures and Arsenal Venture Partners

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Ryan is passionate about helping entrepreneurs disrupt the status quo in large industries and change the world with big ideas. Through over 18 years of investing, operating and consulting roles in energy, environmental and other sectors, Ryan has supported the development of more than 25 seed, venture and growth-stage technology companies. He currently works with Sidecar, Ambiq Micro, Root3 Technologies, PeachWorks and TurtleCell.

Ryan joined Arsenal Venture Partners in 2014 and heads their Michigan office. Arsenal is a venture capital firm focused on the intersection of the government, large corporations and emerging technology companies. In 2010, he co-founded Huron River Ventures, a leading early-stage venture firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that invests primarily in enterprise and consumer software companies serving the energy, transportation and agriculture sectors. Prior to HRV, Ryan helped establish an energy-focused private equity group within New York-based Ziff Brothers Investments, one of the largest and most successful family office investment firms in the country. Ryan began his career in venture capital working inside DTE Energy’s corporate venture group. Ryan also established and executed a seed stage funding program at NextEnergy, a Detroit-based alternative energy accelerator. While in business school he co-founded GetOutdoors.com – a web portal for outdoor enthusiasts.