Richard is a Director at Qualcomm Ventures. His investments focus around augmented/virtual reality, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile applications and connected device ecosystems. Richard joined Qualcomm Ventures in 2008 and serves as a Board Member/Board Observer for investments in Airspace Technologies, Brain Corporation, Embee Mobile, Magic Leap, Realwear, ThatGameCompany and other strategic investmentS. Former investments (exits) include HeyZap (acquired by RNTS Media), Livescribe (acquired by Anoto), Owlchemy Labs (acquired by Google) and Earn.com (acquired by Coinbase).
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Richard had over seven years of investment banking experience at Merrill Lynch & Co and Société Générale. As a Vice President at Société Générale, Richard led the leveraged finance deal teams in the Gaming, Lodging, Leisure and Media & Telecom sectors.
Richard holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson School of Business and a B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Airspace is a technology-enabled logistics service provider. They integrate technology, people, and services through an industry-first automated software platform that gives customers a true end-to-end supply chain solution with full visibility. They created their technology platform to eliminate the transparency issues and challenges that customers face today.
Brain Corporation applies expertise in machine learning and computer vision to create intelligent systems capable of functioning autonomously in complex human environments.
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Magic Leap is developing the next computing platform that will enable you to seamlessly combine and experience your digital and physical worlds. As the leading pioneer in digital lightfield technology, Magic Leap is developing a new Mixed Reality computing platform that will enable people to interact with the world in ways never before possible.
Heyzap is redesigning mobile advertising from the ground up, aiming to bring automation and transparency to the mobile ad ecosystem. Heyzap Mediation gives thousands of developers the power to dynamically test mobile ad networks against each other, and automatically deploys different networks to maximize revenue
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio, making the ubiquitous pen more useful in today’s world. Livescribe’s family of smartpens include the Echo smartpen, the Sky wifi smartpen and the Livescribe 3 smartpen, with complementary software for each platform.
Owlchemy Labs is a creative game studio with a passion for polished and unique games and VR experiences. Founded in 2010 and based out of Austin, TX, they love building anything that’s oozing with style. They believe that interaction and using your hands is what truly makes virtual reality the most incredible place to build unique content that blows players minds.
Embee Mobile is a privately-held SF-based technology company that builds and manages unique mobile-based insight communities, enabling clients to gain rapid, accurate insights into the behaviors and experiences of mobile device users worldwide. With end-to-end research panel recruitment, rewards, and retention all in a single application, Embee Mobile’s technology passively tracks and measures mobile users, collecting demographic, behavioral and network performance data.
RealWear is a knowledge transfer company providing in-situ information and in-the-field training with software and hardware to help people improve safety and increase productivity at work. The company’s flagship product is the HMT-1®, the first ruggedized head-mounted wearable Android-class tablet computer that frees a worker’s hands for dangerous jobs. The hands-free monocular HMT-1 is purpose-built for Connected Worker programs in the industrial enterprise, safely controlled with your voice, even in noisy environments. With a growing number of hands-free partner solutions, enterprise customers gain instant knowledge with remote mentor, document navigation, industrial IoT visualization and digital workflow solutions.
thatgamecompany is a game studio dedicated to creating timeless interactive entertainment that inspires human connection worldwide.