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Ryan Kruizenga

  Minneapolis
  LinkedIn
  ryan@arthurventures.com

Career stats: Joined AV in 2016; former Summit Partners and Mainsail Partners; Founder TeamZoom; University of St. Thomas
 
20 Words that describe me: Laura’s husband. RJ’s dad. Lake of the Isles. Raiders of the Lost Ark. #SkolVikings. Kepler Mission. King’s Quest. Chateau Montelena.
 
What traits do I look for in an entrepreneur? Resourcefulness, humility, persistence, strong communicator
 
Why did I join Arthur Ventures? Our team is young and presumes nothing about the VC industry…AV started with the goal of working with elite software companies located outside Silicon Valley and is working backwards to design an investment model to attract those companies (with constant iteration).
 
Most commonly given advice to early stage entrepreneurs: recruiting is the most important sales function within a young company
 
What entrepreneurs should know about me: I look for founders with a chip on their shoulder.

Investments: Cybrary, DataCampLinux Academy