Ryan Junee is a serial entrepreneur, start-up advisor, investor and technophile. He is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Inporia, and is a mentor at 500 Startups and StartMate. His previous startup, Omnisio, developed innovative ways to edit and enhance online videos and was acquired by Google in 2008.
Ryan joined YouTube as a Product Manager as part of the Google acquisition. At YouTube he lead the development of many consumer facing features including a video player redesign, video quality improvements, video annotations, YouTube RealTime and YouTube Rentals.
As CEO and Co-Founder of Omnisio (a Y Combinator funded company), Ryan was responsible for developing the initial product, driving the company's strategic direction and ultimately negotiating the sale to Google. Prior to Omnisio, Ryan was Director of Strategic Partnerships for venture-backed start-up Sensory Networks. As the first employee he helped guide the company through its first four years of growth.
Ryan dropped out of the PhD program in Electrical Engineering at Stanford to pursue his passion for high technology startups. He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, as well as Bachelor's degrees in Computer Engineering, Finance and Commercial Law from the University of Sydney. In his spare time ryan is an instrument rated private pilot, enjoys snowboarding and playing music.
Ryan was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and now splits his time between San Francisco and New York. He holds dual citizenship in both Australia and America.
- Sydney Morning Herald, June 2012
Digital Dreamers - episode 3 (video profile)
- Australia Unlimited, January 2012
The Start-Up Entrepreneurs Taking Silicon Valley by Storm (video)
- Sydney Morning Herald, December 2011
Wanted to buy: geeks with big ideas
- Sydney Morning Herald, September 2011
Gold diggers: Aussies strike it rich in Silicon Valley
- Virgin Inflight Magazine, July 2011
From Australia to Silicon Valley
- Startups Open Sourced (book), May 2011
Interviewed for a Chapter in the Book
- TechCrunch, May 2011,
Stealth Startup Inporia Raises $1.25 Million
- StartupSmart, February 2011,
Should you be California Dreaming?
- Sydney Morning Herald, November 2010,
How to sell your business to Google
- Inc. Magazine (article on Y Combinator), June 2009,
Can Paul Graham Mass Produce the Start-up?
- AFP, April 2009,
YouTube lets users see what friends are watching
- FHM Australia, January 2009,
10 Millionaires Under 30 and what they can teach you
- Sydney Morning Herald, November 2008,
Silicon Valley Success for Savvy Aussies
- Advance, October 2008,
View From the Top - Ryan Junee
- Smart Company, August 2008,
Aussie online video entrepreneurs sell out to YouTube for $US15 million
- NewTeeVee, July 2008,
Google Buys Omnisio for YouTube
M.S.(EE) - Stanford,
B.E.(Computer Engineering) Hons I - University of Sydney,
B.Com.(Finance, Commercial Law) - University of Sydney
In 2008, Ryan was named Alumni of the Year by the University of Sydney.
In 2009, Ryan received special recognition by the Pearcey Foundation for contributions to the ICT industry in NSW.
In 2012 Ryan was awarded the G'Day USA award for Excellence in Innovation (video)
Ryan was born on November 17, 1979