Owner Operator Ivan Collins

Ivan Collins

Ivan founded Austin City Guide in 1998 and has managed it ever since. He is also CEO of Reservation Genie, a reservation management system for restaurants and tours. Reservation Genie has produced products like Diamond Tables a site that helps restaurants promote off peak hours and Tally Meals, a tool to help sorority chefs plan group meals for sorority sisters.

A serial entrepreneur, Ivan has founded multiple businesses. His passions include helping small businesses succeed, traveling the word, camping, kayaking, and riding dirt bikes.


Ivan was born and raised in Norman Oklahoma. He transferred from Oklahoma University to the University of Texas in 1993 and has been an Austin resident ever since. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a chemical engineering degree in 1996. After gradutation, he immediately started Austin City Guide to follow his heart with entrepreneurship. A serial entrepreneur, he's founded multiple businesses. His passions include helping small businesses succeed, traveling the word, camping, kayaking, and riding dirt bikes. He frequently consults for restaurants and tour operators to help streamline their online presence. Ivan is a Level 6 Google Local Guide and routinely posts photos and reviews for local businesses around the world during travels. His business passions include helping visitors learn more about Austin, helping restaurants build stronger relationships with their customers, and helping tour operators promote unique and interesting activities for clients.

If you'd like to reach out to Ivan to request he review your business, use our contact form or email him here.