|University of Manchester, B. Sc.||1980|
|Electrical & Electronic Engineering|
|University of Manchester, M. Sc.||1982|
Richard has over 30 years operating and venture capital experience in technology businesses, including 2 IPOs and several M&As. He co-founded Pond Venture Partners, raised & invested 3 VC funds totaling $236M; this included 5 interim/acting CEO roles driving critical company transitions. Also 15 years in industry including full P&L responsibility
He has worked with 27 startups, served on 12 boards & has substantial experience with cross-border businesses & teams (US, UK, Israel, France, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, China)
He has helped companies raise over $300M in VC, achieve nearly $900M in acquisitions, and raise $75M in IPOs
His expertise includes semiconductors, wireless, systems, hardware, software, water, energy efficiency, & materials.