Ryan Jeffery is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and advisor. He is the Co-Founder & Partner of Roniin, a company that advances the world by bringing ideas to life and creates a better ecosystem to build these ideas into successful companies. He is also the co-founder of GrowthPanda, a high-impact consultancy firm dedicated to accelerating growth in nonprofits and social impact companies by providing dedicated support to execute on key initiatives. Previously, Ryan was an early founder of Belly, the world’s leading loyalty platform for retail businesses. At Belly, he worked as the VP of Business Development to grow all business avenues, including sales, marketing, strategic partnerships and corporate development. He helped grow the team from 5 to 130 in 3 years, and was a key player in closing $35m in financing from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, DAG and 7-Eleven. Before Belly, Ryan worked at Lightbank where he focused on investing in consumer technology companies. Ryan received his degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is currently an advisor for several companies in Chicago and San Francisco.