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Ryan Dings

Venture Partner

Ryan is a venture partner for Connecticut Innovations’ new $100M ClimateTech Fund, designed to invest capital and strategic support in early-stage companies whose technologies will address the many challenges presented by climate change.

In addition to his role at CI, Ryan serves as the founding Executive Director of ClimateHaven, a climatetech incubator based in New Haven, CT, built to support promising early-stage climate technology companies throughout the New England region.

Prior to these roles, Ryan served as the Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of Greentown Labs, North America’s largest climatetech incubator, with locations in Somerville, MA, and Houston, TX. Prior to joining Greentown Labs, Ryan served as the Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel of Sunwealth, where he helped launch the Solar Impact Fund, which invested in the development and long-term ownership of commercial solar projects throughout the United States. Ryan also served on the executive team of prefab home builder Blu Homes and has advised numerous early-stage clean tech and building tech companies over the past decade. Ryan started his career practicing commercial real estate law in Charlotte, NC. Ryan holds graduate degrees in law from Wake Forest University School of Law and in design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a bachelor of arts from UNC–Chapel Hill.