Ryan Moore – Founder of Accomplice VC
Ryan Moore is a venture capitalist based in Massachusetts in the United States. He is the founder of Accomplice VC, a venture capital firm with a focus on early-stage investments in technology companies.
Moore is particularly interested in cybersecurity, gaming, consumer-facing technology, enterprise software and disruptive technologies surrounding regulated industries.
About Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore is a venture capitalist based in Massachusetts in the United States. He is the founder of Accomplice VC, a venture capital firm with a focus on early-stage investments in technology companies. Moore is particularly interested in cybersecurity, gaming, consumer-facing technology, enterprise software and disruptive technologies surrounding regulated industries.
Prior to launching Accomplice VC, Moore co-founded GrandBanks Capital and worked at SoftBank Venture Capital. Besides his professional activities, Moore is also involved with the charitable organisation Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG) where his favourite non-profit is InnerCity Weightlifting, a group on a mission to reduce youth violence by using the gym to redirect aggression.
Early in his career, Ryan Moore and joined Robertson Stephens, one of the first boutique investment banks. After three years of working in investment banking, Moore realised he didn’t like the industry. He turned his attention to the first internet bubble and accepted an opportunity with SoftBank, an active venture capital company. After gaining experience in the industry, Moore was offered a partnership with one of his colleagues who decided to raise his own fund. This fund became GrandBanks Capital and Moore spent over a decade there.
Ryan Moore grew up and was educated in Bucks Country, north of Philadelphia on the United States East Coast. He completed his basic education at CB West and enrolled at Princeton University in New Jersey where he graduated in 1996 with a degree in economics. Moore moved to San Francisco where he worked for several years in investment banking before accepting an opportunity in venture capital in Boston, Massachusetts, where he currently resides.
Accomplice VC was one of several investors involved in series A and B funding of the Somerville-based advertising technology platform clypd. A total of over US$30 million was raised between 2013 and 2015. Blispay is a financial technology company located in Maryland. Accomplice VC was one of four investors during the seed funding round in 2013 – US$12.75 million was raised. In 2006 Accomplice VC was one of the early investors in Enpocket, a tech company that was acquired by Nokia the following year. Through Accomplice VC, Ryan Moore was also an early investor in Confirm.io, which was later acquired by Facebook.
At Accomplice VC Ryan Moore is also directly involved in a range of other significant investments such as: clypd, Unsplash, OwnerIQ, Crew, LovePop, Joist, DraftKings, Blispay, Pastiq, Globoforce and MOO. Investments from the first Accomplice fund included CoinList, Edgewise Networks and Vesper.
It was reported in PR Newswire that the mobile eSports company Skillz doubled its revenue since February 2018. In the article Ryan Moore was quoted saying that Skillz has laid the foundation for mobile eSports and has been a driving force behind the industry’s exponential growth. In early 2018 Boston Business Journal reported that Accomplice, led by Ryan Moore and Jeff Fagnan closed its second fund at US$205 million. The Journal mentioned that Accomplice has been one of the most active tech investors in Massachusetts.
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