Ryan Waddington

Ryan Waddington

Semi-Finalist Judge

ryan-waddingtonRyan Waddington is a Partner at Arsenal Venture Partners and heads their Michigan office.

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.

Ryan has over 18 years of experience in investing, operating and consulting roles in energy, environmental and other sectors, and has led over $100 million worth of investments in more than 25 technology companies at seed, venture and growth equity stages, while at HRV, Ziff Brothers Investments, NextEnergy and DTE Energy.

Ryan holds engineering degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin, and earned an MBA with Distinction from the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan, where he participated in the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise.

Current and former Director/Observer roles include Varsity News Network, PeachWorks, Sidecar, Ambiq Micro, Root3 Technologies, Covaron Advanced Materials and Advent Solar (acquired by Applied Materials NASDAQ: AMAT).