Ryan McKinney
Ryan McKinney

Ryan McKinney

I'm a product and company builder based out of San Francisco.


I started Symbiose Technologies to build co-evolving symbiotic products to enhance and amplify our humanity.

Our flagship product, Inwords, AI Talk Therapy, is powered by novel empathic intelligence we created. We merge human expert intelligence with deep learning to create a truly unique experience.

Prior to that I explored the nexus of wetware and software at Stanford, where I completed my B.S. in Computer Science specializing in Biocomputation.

While I was at Stanford, I joined Kernel as their first intern, helping to build a mind/body/machine interface (MBMI). I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from Bryan Johnson (Braintree, OS Fund). I worked with Bryan in a Chief of Staff capacity across Kernel, OS Fund, and a special project, absorbing and synthesizing along the way.

From a young age I fostered a love for software, first as a user, then as a creator. I developed and launched my first app of many, a visual Android contact book, at 17 - TechCrunch got the age wrong. In NJ, where I grew up, I attended Biotechnology high school where my curiosity and love for biology was sparked.

I'm eternally grateful for all of the support and opportunities I've had along this journey so far.

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Email: rydamckinney{@}gmail.com