Ryan Micheletti – The Veteran Fund & Founder Institute

Ryan Micheletti – The Veteran Fund & Founder Institute

Ryan Micheletti served in the California State Military Reserve for six years. He would tell you that he learned leadership, resilience and the value of a team during his time in service. This laid the foundation for his journey as an entrepreneur.  He began by starting a security company with his brother. This grew from just the two of them working overtime to now being the 2nd largest veteran owned business in the San Francisco bay area. They focus on hiring veterans. Ryan has also helped to found Vet-Tech, which works with startups by providing “advanced mentorship, traction with corporate partners and access to our international investor network.”  Ryan’s most recent endeavor was co-founding The Veteran Fund in 2021.  He truly believes that “a veteran founder, is one of the most powerful change agents that we have to actually drive positive impact in the world.” In addition to the Veteran Fund Ryan is the Head of Global Operations for Founders Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed start up accelerator. For the last 10 years, he’s been leading the operations team there as head of operations to help us scale to 7,000 portfolio companies across 200 cities with a mentor network of 35,000 mentors.

“The Veteran Fund is an early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley that invests in top military veteran-led technology startups. The Veteran Fund finds, funds and scales top performing startups within the military veteran and spouse community by leveraging our unique access to the global startup ecosystem and our partners’ experience launching thousands of startups worldwide.”

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Ryan Micheletti LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanmicheletti

Website:  https://veteran.fund

Veteran Startup:  fi.co

Applying for Funding: veteran.fund.startup

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