Ryan Leslie
CEO & Cofounder, SuperPhone
Biography
Ryan Leslie is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, multiplatinum music producer, and avid technologist who has logged studio time with Madonna, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Beyoncé.

After realizing the value of authentic and immediate correspondence with his audience, he taught himself to code and raised $5.5 million dollars to found SuperPhone, which lets users scale text communication while providing insights on how to optimize correspondence. Leslie holds a BA in Government from Harvard and splits his time between New York, LA, Paris, and Miami.
Ryan Leslie
CEO & Cofounder, SuperPhone
SPEAKER FILM
Ryan Leslie — Beyond Broadcasting: The Next Generation of Mass Communication
Ryan Leslie — Beyond Broadcasting: The Next Generation of Mass Communication

A few years ago, Grammy nominated musician and entrepreneur Ryan Leslie realized that his success as a musician and public figure was directly linked to how well he could connect with his fans. Interested in optimizing how he communicated with them, Ryan created Superphone, which lets him talk, track, and transact with his hundreds of thousands of fans in real time via text. Now at each of his shows, he gives out his personal cell phone number to his fans. Leslie believes that technology can help us better track and optimize our social interactions, making sure that we’re investing in the right relationships— which in turn can help us achieve our life goals and become our best selves.