Ryan Waddington


Huron River Ventures

Class of 1999

Ryan Waddington is a Founder and Partner with Huron River Ventures, a leading early-stage venture firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that invests primarily in technology companies serving the agriculture, energy, mobility and manufacturing sectors. Ryan has over 20 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 the University of Michigan, where participated in the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise. Ryan lives in Dexter, Michigan with his wife, four children and yellow lab, Brady, and is passionate about fly fishing, hockey and University of Michigan football. Current and former Director/Observer roles: Varsity News Network, Sirrus Chemistry, PeachWorks, Algal Scientific, Sidecar, Ambiq Micro, Root3 Technologies and Advent Solar (acquired by Applied Materials NASDAQ: AMAT).