DoubleClick and Kevin Ryan

I just read about DoubleClick being acquired for 3.1 billion by Google. Coincidentally I met Kevin Ryan, co-founder of DoubleClick, earlier today. These days he’s involved in several startups, he showed me a cool demo of one called ShopWiki. It’s a shopping search engine that indexes everything, not just paid feeds like does, and you can do cool stuff like search by color and neat range stuff.

8 thoughts on “DoubleClick and Kevin Ryan

  1. Hey, what a cool guy. He’s very involved with human rights and international health. I really like to see folks like Ryan make good because they recognize that with wealth and success you can make the world a better place. Good for him.

  2. I think it would have been more interesting if we could learn what his position and opinion on the recent Google acquisition of DoubleClick is.

  3. Hey Matt
    FYI, Kevin Ryan did not co-found DoubleClick. DCLK was founded by Kevin O’Connor and Dwight Merriman. Kevin Ryan came in later when they needed a seasoned CEO to run the business. Kind of like Larry and Sergey recruited Eric Schmidt, only in a slightly different world…. 🙂

    Jan Grønbech
    Oslo, Norway.
    (Ex-Managing Director, DoubleClick Norway)