Founder with 20 years experience building startups.

Hello! I'm Ryan Carson. After graduating with a Computer Science degree, I went on to become a Developer, Founder, and CEO. Over 20 years, I've built, scaled, and sold three startups.

  • DropSend

    Web app for sending large files. Pioneered terabytes of data transfer and storage before the advent of the modern Cloud. Acquired in 2008.

    Grew from $0 → $250k

  • Carsonified

    Global tech conferences with thousands of attendees. Speakers included founders of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. Acquired in 2011.

    Grew from $0 → $1m

  • Treehouse

    Online Computer Science school. Raised $23M in investment, scaled the team to over 100 employees, and educated over 1,000,000 students. Acquired in 2021.

    Grew from $0 → $10m+

I raised $23m in venture capital, managed hundreds of employees and was voted Entrepreneur of the Year 2015. I've now joined Intel to help them empower and support the AI dev community.

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