|Harvard Business School, MBA||1994|
|University of Michigan, MS||1985|
|University of Michigan, BS||1985|
When Rick Bolander co-founded Gabriel Venture Partners in 1999, he sought to create an innovative venture capital firm with the strong organizational structure and entrepreneurial focus needed to build the next generation of market-leading technology companies. Rick identifies the smartest entrepreneurs and works side-by-side with them to build highly successful companies from the ground up. Rick’s hands-on approach stems from his deep operational experience and long track record as both an entrepreneur and a VC.
Rick co-founded Gabriel Venture Partners in 1999. During his venture career, he has been involved in more than 50 venture deals and has led over $100 million in early-stage financings. He currently focuses on investments with disruptive business models in digital media infrastructure and applications, communications, information technology, and the Internet. Before joining Gabriel, he served as General Partner at Chicago-based Apex Investment Partners, where he honed his early experience spanning angel, early stage, late stage, and large institutional rounds for four years.