Ryan McEntush
American Dynamism

Ryan McEntush


More About Ryan

Ryan McEntush is a partner at a16z, focusing on investments that promote American Dynamism.

Previously, Ryan worked at Teleport, an infrastructure cybersecurity company. During his time there, Ryan began in business development, before transitioning into operations where he led planning and go-to-market strategy initiatives.

Ryan attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and received a degree in Economics. He (reluctantly) graduated early, and he hopes to live on the beach again someday soon.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys researching areas that interest him, mainly geopolitics, history, mythology, and new technology. You can find his writings on his blog, A Cruising Voyage, the namesake of a famous 18th-century maritime explorer’s journal.

Latest Content

  • To seize a future of energy abundance, we must simplify the generation, transmission, and consumption of electricity; this entails decentralizing the grid.

  • The electric grid needs an update.  In this explainer, a16z Partner Ryan McEntush discusses the escalating complexity of the grid, unveils its vulnerabilities, and traces the evolutionary path that has led us to this point. From the surging demands of AI to outdated infrastructure, we delve into the potential roles of cutting-edge technologies such as solar batteries, natural gas, and nuclear power in shaping the grid's future.

  • The American Dynamism 50: AI Edition
    Katherine Boyle, David Ulevitch, Ryan McEntush, and Lauren Murrow

    50 groundbreaking tech companies advancing the national interest, from the last mile to low Earth orbit.

  • If we’re going to normalize nuclear power as a reliable energy source, it's essential to understand how we’ve ended up in our current situation.

  • The American Dynamism 50
    Katherine Boyle, David Ulevitch, Ryan McEntush, Lauren Murrow, and Denis Young

    Tech companies kickstarting American renewal in the fields of agriculture, aviation and space, housing, defense and public safety, education, energy, govtech, manufacturing, logistics, and beyond.

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