Ryan Smith lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ryan has worked in the Venture Capital/Angel Investing space for the past 15 years. Ryan is the founder of Variance Ventures and a partner in startup incubator Boomstartup and mainly invests in the software/hardware space and in health diagnostics. Ryan became involved in progressive political issues via the Obama campaign and has continues to work with groups such as Democracy For America, Organizing For Action and Mew Media Ventures to name a few. Ryan is proud to support the Patriotic Millionaires movement as he sees most issues through the economic lens.