Ryan Birge is an investor, entrepreneur, real estate broker and mentor based in Florida. In 2019, he co-founded Boomerang Ventures, a growth-stage venture capital firm based in Indianapolis and focused on technology companies in health care and the life sciences.
Born and raised in the Indianapolis-area, and a graduate of Indiana University (Informatics, Business, Entrepreneurship), Ryan has become recognized as a thought-leader by his peers. He spent the first part of his career in the Tech-sector at Cisco. With nearly a decade of Sales experience, working directly with Customers, Partners, and Leadership, Ryan was responsible for driving $80+ million in sales throughout the Midwest. His burning desire to be the top performer led to an average attainment of 116%, even in the midst of a deep recession.
During the financial-crisis, Ryan used his passion in real estate and the financial markets, to begin investing and setting up his personal portfolio for long-term success. His refined and conservative strategies, have allowed his portfolio to achieve returns that average 20%+ Y/Y.
Determined to continue to round out his interest in both Technology and Finance, he left Cisco in 2016 to focus full-time on Investing. Since then, he has invested in 11 startup companies, is on the screening/due diligence committee at VisionTech, has completed dozens of complex real estate transactions as a licensed Managing Broker in both Indiana and Florida, and recently completed building a fully-automated algorithmic trading strategy for the futures market.
Ryan hopes to bring his diverse set of skills to Boomerang Ventures, in an effort to drive excellent relationships with portfolio companies, focused due diligence, and high-impact value investing.
When he is not searching for his next deal, you may find Ryan on the beach in Clearwater, with his wife Amy, and two daughters, Abby and Claire.