John Ryu

General Partner

New York, NY

John is a Founding Partner of Hypothesis. Prior to Hypothesis, John was a Venture Advisor at KohFounders. Prior to joining KohFounders, he helped launch Assurely and Greensbury Market as an EIR at Scout Ventures. He also helped launch Scout Ventures and has supported the portfolio of over 60 companies.

Previously, John was a product manager at WebMD, where he launched their first social and mobile monetization products. He also managed all targeted ad products under the Medscape product umbrella, representing over $50M in annual revenues. Prior to WebMD, John led product and was interim CTO at AdECN (backed by Accel and acquired by Microsoft).  In addition, John led Search Products at WhenU (BCG spinout, backed by ABS Capital and Trident Capital).  John scaled his P&L there from $0 to $50M in two years.  The company grew to a $100M run rate business before being acquired by a private equity firm.  

John also has experience as a strategy consultant at Cap Gemini and investment banking experience at Hambrecht & Quist. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

John has lived in Washington DC, Los Angeles, New York, and the Bay Area.