Unreasonable Mentors

Ryan Martens

CTO & Founder Rally Software

Ryan is an Unreasonable Syndicate Investor and Mentor. Ryan was part of Unreasonable Impact Americas 2023, and has advised over 15 Unreasonable companies.
I believe that a high-performance leadership team is critical for startup success. I coach and invest in young teams to gain confidence by working to try invalidating their theories of change, scale, and value while maturing the human and work systems for transparency, safety, empathy and speed. 
I invest where I coach/mentor teams, focusing on clean, climate, and ag tech spaces. 
My experiences includes:
-Co-founder/CTO Rally Software (saas, B2B, agile/lean tools) - first public B-corp; 
-Co-founder, Pledge 1%; 
-A decade each of consulting, product leadership, and executive team membership
-A decade of coaching/mentoring with Techstars, TNC, Engineers without Borders, and Code for America
-A decade of corporate and non-profit board service; 
-Life as a regenerative cattle rancher, outdoor enthusiast, husband, father and active citizen