Ryan Breslow

Founder & CEO

Bolt

Ryan Breslow is the founder and CEO of Bolt, the technology company on a mission to democratize commerce. Bolt strengthens retailers' relationships with their customers by unlocking secure, logged-in, lightning-fast checkouts. The company's rapidly-growing network of one-click-checkout-ready shoppers visits Bolt merchants as if they are return customers. Hundreds of retailers leverage Bolt to offer their shoppers the seamless checkout experiences they've come to expect.

Ryan believes that culture is the next frontier for innovation. Together with Bolt, he launched the Conscious Culture movement in 2021 to open-source all of Bolt's cultural guidelines with the rest of the internet, inspiring other companies to bridge humanity with execution in the workplace. 

In high school, Ryan got his start in commerce bagging groceries at Publix for six years and building e-commerce sites for businesses of all sizes—from small mom-and-pop shops to large corporations. It was during this time that Ryan experienced first-hand the shortcomings in checkout and online commerce, inspiring him to design a better alternative. 

He went on to attend Stanford’s Computer Science program and co-found the Stanford Bitcoin Group, dedicating research to the future of money and financial systems. In 2014, he left Stanford early to create Bolt and pursue his vision for democratizing commerce by perfecting checkout.

Outside of Bolt, Ryan is also the founder of Eco, a digital global cryptocurrency platform that can be used as a payment tool for daily-use transactions. In his free time, Ryan enjoys dancing, and practicing yoga and mindfulness. He chairs The Movement, a charity that provides free dance classes for underserved communities in Miami that may not otherwise engage with dance and the arts because of financial constraints.