Dru Riley

  • 2011-2012 City of Tallahassee IT Support
  • 2012 Graduated FSU with IT Degree
    2012-2013 Worked at BLiNQ Media as a Software Engineer
    2013-2014 Worked at DealerMatch as a Senior Software Engineer
    2014-2017 Worked at Manheim as a Big Data Engineer
    2017-2019 Took a mini retirement
    2020 Building Trends.vc



Trends helps founders and investors discover new markets and ideas.


SaasReport provides competitive intelligence to SaaS marketers. Helping product marketers eliminate competitor blindspots. 


A data-based newsletter that tracked changes in demand and pay for developer skills. 


Reuse Timers

An iOS app built to quickly start common timers.

Set timers in one tap instead of scrolling to set time.

Built using React Native.

B2B SaaS Marketing Playbook

An annotated lookbook (or swipe file) of marketing strategies used by B2B SaaS companies.

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Kamikaze Chrome Extension

Automatically kill idle tabs after a predefined time period.


A Ruby CLI that works similar to NPM and Yarn.

Gemrat allows Rubyists to install Gems from the command line without touching their Gemfile or running bundle. It has over 100,000 installs.


White House Hackathon

Participated in the first hackathon ever held at the White House in 2013.

Black Founders Hackathon

Mentored the team that won first place.

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A web app that used natural language processing to determine intent behind tweets and find leads for businesses with high customer lifetime value.


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