Rich leads TELUS Ventures, Canada’s most active corporate venture capital fund. Rich was named one of the Top 100 Corporate Venture Capital Investors in the world by Global Corporate Venturing Magazine in 2018.
His board responsibilities include MindBeacon, League, Integrate.Ai, Moj.io, Akira, RightHealth, ScaleUP Ventures.
Before joining TELUS Ventures in 2016, Rich was the founder and Managing Partner of RecapHealth Ventures, a leading Canadian-based investor in North American healthcare companies. Previously he was a Partner in both a mid-market LBO fund and a private VC fund investing in US and Canada. He started his career as an entrepreneur in the enterprise software sector.
Rich is a strong believer in using financial tools to effect positive social change. He founded BC Social Venture Partners, one of Canada’s first social impact funds was an investor in Canada’s first social impact bond and acts as an advisor to a number of social impact funds including Deetken and MaRS.
He is also an Associate at CDL, a Board Member at LifeSciences BC, AGE-WELL and an angel investor in over 20 companies across US and Canada.
Rich earned degrees at UBC and Queen’s University and has completed Executive Leadership courses at Harvard.
What makes Richard an expert?
Seasoned investor, now Managing Partner with Corporate Venture/Early Stage Venture firm TELUS Ventures. TELUS has made over 107 investments and had 21 exits.
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