Edison Ventures Promotes Ryan Ziegler to Partner

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This promotion affirms Ryan’s success as a venture capitalist and hands on partner to portfolio company executives.

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His relentless pursuit of building world-class teams coupled with deep industry domain, business strategy, sales and marketing expertise make him a strategic advisor to portfolio company management,” stated Chris Sugden, Edison’s Managing Partner.

The General Partners of Edison Ventures are very pleased to announce that Ryan Ziegler has been promoted to Partner. Ryan leads the Interactive Marketing and Digital Media investment practice. This promotion affirms Ryan’s success as a venture capitalist and hands on partner to portfolio company executives.

Ryan joined Edison in 2003 as a Business Development Associate. Ryan led the expansion of Edison’s deal flow and referral network. He was promoted to Investment Associate in 2005. He was elevated to Vice President in 2007 and then promoted to Principal in 2009. Ryan targets advertising and marketing technology, data services, interactive media, mobile and social investments within the Interactive Marketing and eCommerce industry segment. This segment is Edison’s most active for new investments over the last several years. In addition, Ryan helped lead Edison’s entry into the New York metropolitan area, uncovering emerging growth companies seeking their first institutional round.

Ryan has championed six investments while sourcing and helping lead twelve additional investments. He has served as a Board member on fourteen portfolio companies with Edison and is presently a board member of Arkadium, Lifebooker, Magnetic, MediaBrix, NetProspex and Operative (Observer).

“Ryan’s investment judgment, company building approach and industry contacts are highly valued by technology executives and co-investors. His relentless pursuit of building world-class teams coupled with deep industry domain, business strategy, sales and marketing expertise make him a strategic advisor to portfolio company management,” stated Chris Sugden, Edison’s Managing Partner. “This promotion reaffirms the transition to the next generation of leadership at Edison”, continued Sugden.

Ryan is active in numerous venture, entrepreneurial, and technology organizations. He is co-chair of the selection committee for the NYVCA Ingenuity Conference and on the steering committee for the NYC Venture Connection (NYCVC). Prior to his decade of experience in the venture industry, Ryan worked in financial technology for SEI within the Associates Program.

Ryan is a graduate of Bucknell University, earning degrees in both BS Business Management and BA Biology. Ryan, his wife Nicole and daughter reside in Pennington, New Jersey. Follow Ryan @FundeRZ.

About Edison Ventures
Established in 1986 Edison partners with entrepreneurs, service providers and other financing sources to build successful companies. Edison provides capital and value-added services to growth stage ($5 to 20 million revenue), information technology businesses. Initial investments range from $5 to 10 million. Edison typically serves as sole or lead investor. In addition to providing expansion capital, Edison funds management buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts and secondary stock purchases.

Edison’s investment professionals are based in Lawrenceville, NJ, New York, NY, McLean, VA, Needham, MA, and Cleveland, OH. Industry specialties include Financial Technology, Healthcare IT, Interactive Marketing and eCommerce and Enterprise 2.0. Edison’s successes include Best Software, Cambridgesoft, Dendrite, Gain Capital, Liberty Tax, M5, Magnetic, Marcam, Mathsoft, MediaBrix, Neat, NetProspex, Octagon, PlumChoice, Tangoe, Virtual Edge, Visual Networks, Vocus and many other information technology leaders, which have a combined market value exceeding $5 billion. Edison Ventures currently manages over $700 million and actively making new investments. For more information on Edison Ventures, please visit http://www.edisonventures.com and follow us on Twitter @edisonventure.

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