Rich co-founded Android and is a pioneer in the mobile space. He led Google Ventures’ East Coast investment team for 7 years. Starting in 2016, Rich is starting a new edtech initiative with Google with a team based in Silicon Valley.
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.
|Apr, 2015||Rocana||$15M / Series B (Lead)||GV|
|Apr, 2015||Recorded Future||$12M / Series D||GV|
|Feb, 2015||Dialpad||$35M / Series C||GV|
|Oct, 2014||Yieldmo||$10M / Series C||GV|
|Jun, 2014||VigLink||$18M / Series C||GV|
|Jun, 2014||Rocana||$4.4M / Series A||GV|
|May, 2014||Tamr||$16M / Series A (Lead)||GV|
|Mar, 2014||Status||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2014||Nextbit Systems||$18M / Series A||GV|
|Dec, 2013||Yieldmo||$8M / Series B (Lead)||GV|
|Mar, 2013||Apteligent||$12M / Series B (Lead)||GV|
|Jun, 2012||LevelUp||$12M / Series D||GV|
|Jun, 2012||Apteligent||$5.5M / Series A||GV|
|Jan, 2012||Trada||$9M / Series D||GV|
|Jan, 2012||Recorded Future||$12M / Series C (Lead)||GV|
|Jul, 2011||Apteligent||$1.2M / Seed (Lead)||GV|
|Mar, 2011||VigLink||$5.4M / Series B||GV|
|Jan, 2011||LevelUp||$15M / Venture||GV|
|Nov, 2010||EnglishCentral||$7.1M / Private Equity||GV|
|Oct, 2010||VigLink||$1.14M / Series A||GV|
|Jul, 2010||Trada||$5.75M / Series C (Lead)||GV|
|Jun, 2010||Recorded Future||$6.7M / Series B||GV|
|Jan, 2010||LevelUp||$4M / Series B (Lead)||GV|
|Jan, 2010||oneforty||$1.98M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2009||EnglishCentral||$1.38M / Seed (Lead)||GV|
|Jul, 2009||Recorded Future||$2.2M / Series A||GV|
Ph.D, Computer Science1990
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|Jan 20, 2016||PE HUB - GV backs Plexxi|
|Jan 6, 2016||PE HUB - BVP leads Series B round for restaurant tech platform Toast|
|Jan 6, 2016||WSJ Blogs - The Daily Startup: Toast Raises $30 Million for Restaurant POS Tech|
|Jan 5, 2016||Beta Boston - Toast raises $30M to expand hiring, product in restaurant payment tech|