Carey Ransom is a technology entrepreneur and investor, and has started, grown and/or led 8 B2B and consumer tech companies. In 2019 he founded Operate, a SoCal-focused venture studio and fund, where he and his team invest themselves into founders of exciting data-centric SaaS and fintech startups – so far with over 25 companies.
Carey is active in the SoCal startup and investment community - OCTANe, CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County (CLA- OC), and has been an instructor or guest lecturer at numerous schools including UCLA, USC, UC Irvine, Chapman, Cal State Fullerton, Biola and Vanguard. He has recruited and hired nearly 1000 people in the last 20 years, and passionately believes in purpose, culture and team as key ingredients to successful companies. He has frequently spoken at financial, software and other conferences such as SaaStock, Recurring Revenue, Lendit, AltFI, Innovation Project, Frost & Sullivan and IMA.
Carey is also host of Operate Podcast, which features innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. He has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and B.A. in Economics from Indiana University. His real education, though, was growing up in a multi-generational retail family business.
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