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10 Investments in 5 Companies
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Ric Fulop is the founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, a new company reinventing the way design and manufacturing teams 3D print with metal.

Prior to founding DM, Ric was a General Partner at North Bridge for five years 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 including A123Systems, Boston's largest IPO in the past decade.

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 led 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).

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 hundred of millions of dollars 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.

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Sep 1, 2015
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