Ryan Kober

Ryan Kober is a Senior Principal at Second Alpha. Ryan joined Second Alpha in September 2016 and is responsible for sourcing, due diligence, execution and management of investments. Ryan’s investment experience includes Prove Identity, Celigo, Conviva, Code42, Mirantis, BitSight, HealthCare.com, EverQuote (NASDAQ: EVER), Coursera (NYSE: COUR), DailyPay, OpenX, Bespoke Post, ON24 (NYSE: ON24), Rev.com, Betterment, CaaStle, Trust & Will, Giift, Buffer, SmarterTravel, 23andMe (NASDAQ: ME) and UserTesting (NYSE: USER; subsequently acquired by Thoma Bravo and Sunstone).

Prior to Second Alpha, Ryan was an Investment Banking Analyst at Pacific Crest Securities (now KeyBanc Capital Markets), working on Technology M&A transactions. Ryan’s sell-side advisory work includes the $134 million strategic sale of LoJack (NASDAQ: LOJN) to CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) and Francisco Partners’ acquisition of a majority stake in Prometheus Group, a TA Associates portfolio company. Additionally, Ryan was previously an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Financial Technology Partners.

Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and minor in Computer Science from Boston College.