Richard Yoo is the founder, and was previously the CEO, of Rackspace Managed Hosting. Through his vision and influence, Rackspace has become a powerhouse in the web hosting industry, leveraging its bullet-proof infrastructure and â€œFanatical Supportâ€ offering. With a recent IPO and revenues exceeding $300 million annually, its customer list now includes names like Sony Music, GE, Hilton Hotels, Delta Airlines, Virgin, and Miller Brewing.
Yoo also set out and founded the perfect â€œSelf-Managed Serverâ€ company. Built from the customer up, ServerBeach used custom proprietary technology to tailor the hosting product for a more technical and scrappy user. â€œThe Beachâ€ (as its often called) has become popular with influential internet hipsters such as Nick Denton of Gawker and Evan Williams of Twitter.
Today, Yoo can be found functioning as an advisor to several companies including Inventables and Natuba. While he enjoys spending time advising others with their entrepreneurial endeavors, he spends most of his days at his own start-up incubator - Hush Labs.
As an avid technology evangelist, Yoo can be heard via radio as a regular guest of the The David Lawrence Show.
He is an active member of the Trinity University Computer Science Advisory Board, and has been recognized as one of San Antonioâ€™s rising stars with the San Antonio Business Journalâ€™s Annual 40 Under 40 Award for 2003. Additionally, he is a Houston Technology Centerâ€™s Emerging Technology Council member, served as the Chair of the Accessibility Internet Rally for Houston and as a judge in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).