Ryan Merket

@Appstores.com (acquired by InMobi), Ping.fm (acquired by @Seesmic),Partner Engineer at @Facebook, Product guy with UI/UX and coding chops.

Confirmed Investments · Invests $25,000 per deal
What I Do

I'm a product designer who is equally good at drawing pixels as I am at coding pixel perfect markup.

I love having jam sessions with smart people who are passionate about solving difficult problems.


Ryan first learned how to program when he was 11, built his first website at 13, and first internet business at 16.

Co-founded and launched Ping.fm, a service that allows you to share your posts across all your social networks.

Ryan left Ping.fm shortly after launch to take a job a CBS Interactive where he was relocated to San Francisco, CA and given the title of Senior Social Designer.

Launched the first ever Facebook Connect site on CBS’s TheInsider.com.

Partner Engineer at Facebook where he was tasked with helping platform partners with conceive ideas on how to use the Facebook platform.

Launched Appbistro at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2010, and soon after raised over $1 million dollars from Silicon Valley’s elite angel investors, and re-launched as Appstores.com.

Appstores product and team were acquired by InMobi, one of the largest mobile ad networks in the world, in July, 2012.

Currently the Director of Product for InMobi, and part-time angel investor and mentor.

What I'm Looking For