|University of Massachusetts Lowell, Ph.D.||1990|
Rich co-founded Android and is a pioneer in the mobile space. He leads Google Ventures’ East Coast investment team.
Rich is based in Cambridge, Mass. He has over 25 years of experience growing businesses with innovative communications and interface-intensive applications.
Rich came to Google through the acquisition of Android, a mobile platforms company that he co-founded. During his early years at Google, he helped lead the development of the Android platform and ecosystem.
Prior to Android, Rich was a vice president at Orange, where he led R&D activities in North America and was an original principal at Orange Ventures when it was founded. Rich came to Orange through the acquisition of another company he co-founded, Wildfire, which developed a voice-based personal assistant.
Rich received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.