Richard has co-founded 5 companies in Central Florida, creating more than 600 career opportunities. For most of his 35-year career, he has worked with early stage companies, raising nearly $74M in venture capital and has provided investors with more than 8 times the return on their investments. He has successfully exited 4 Companies, 3 of which he co-founded and 4 of which he was president and CEO.
He is a Managing Partner at venVelo, a seed stage venture capital fund making early stage investments in management teams with a creative vision and the skills to effectively scale that vision into a profitable business venture. He currently serves on the Boards of 5 early stage companies.