← Back to Team

Ryan Pierce

Venture Partner

Ryan Pierce Banner
$asset->title

Ryan brings over 18 years of operating, research and investing experience to MCF.

Ryan joined in 2020 as a venture partner to the Medtech Convergence Fund (MCF). He is CEO and Co-Founder of Nine.

Ryan is CEO and Co-Founder of Nine, a maternal and neonatal health technology company, and his healthcare investing experience includes roles at Rock Health and De Novo Ventures. Ryan's earlier operating roles include VP of Design and Innovation at Ventus Medical, VP of Business Development at Loma Vista Medical, and engineering positions at Concentric Medical and Zephyr Medical/The Foundry. An inventor on 30 issued U.S. patents, Ryan has designed FDA-cleared devices to treat sleep apnea and stroke. Ryan is a Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford, where he sits on the faculty of the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign and co-teaches BIOE 70Q: Medical Device Innovation. Ryan earned mechanical engineering degrees from MIT and Stanford, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.