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8 Investments in 5 Companies
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Ric Fulop joined North Bridge as a General Partner following a fifteen-year career as an entrepreneur that spanned hands-on experience from seed to IPO. He is the founder of six technology companies in multiple sectors (software, internet, semiconductors, wireless communications and energy storage) including A123Systems, Boston's largest IPO in the past decade.

North Bridge is a leading technology investor with over $4B under management having backed premier technology companies like Actifio, Acquia, Couchbase, Dyn, DemandWare (NASDAQ:DWRE), Onshape, ProtoLabs (NASDAQ:PRLB) and Quora.

At North Bridge Ric led the Series A rounds in Onshape, MarkForged, Salsify, Gridco Systems and Dyn as well as the Series B for Disqus. Ric leads the North Bridge software and 3D investing practices. North Bridge was the original Series A investor in several of the companies that have changed the 3D and CAD/CAM landscape including SolidWorks (acq. by Dassault Systemes), ProtoLabs (NASDAQ: PRLB), SpaceClaim (acq. by Ansys) and Revit (acq. by Autodesk).

Most recently, in 2001, he founded A123 Systems, a North Bridge investment, to commercialize technology developed at the Material Sciences and Engineering Department of MIT. At his departure the company had a public market capitalization of $1.5 billion, 1,800 employees with production facilities around the world and had shipped over $300 million in state-of-the-art energy storage systems.

Ric is a former Board Member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, is an avid pilot and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Specialties: 3D Printing, 3D Modeling and CAD, Energy Storage, Infrastructure Software

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Aug 1, 2010 - Current   (about 6 years)
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Sep, 2001
Feb, 2010
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