Ryan Shea

Some things about me:

  • I'm the Founder and CEO of Opus, the world's simplest crypto wallet
  • I co-created Stacks, the #1 smart contract blockchain built around Bitcoin and a top 50 cryptocurrency
  • I've invested in several billion-dollar startups and occasionally invest on the side
  • I studied Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton with a minor in Computer Science
  • I live in New York City
  • I'm married to my wonderful wife Melanie

Some things I'm interested in:

  • I'm a lifelong learner, really into reading, and probably one of the most curious people you'll ever meet
  • I love building things, which is mostly software these days, but I also love hardware and biology
  • I'm really into exploring how ideology can shape behavior, from philosophy to religion to civil religion
  • Physical fitness is important to me and I mostly weightlift, but I also sometimes meditate, run, snowboard and kiteboard

Check out my writing, books, and startup work.