Richard Muirhead

General Partner at OpenOcean, a European early-stage software company venture firm

Richard is a General Partner at OpenOcean - a European fund focusing on software at the Series A. Its five partners started and/or scaled MySQL, MariaDB, Nokia’s mobile ad business, Automic, Tideway and Orchestream. OpenOcean’s current portfolio includes Truecaller, Nosto, and Rapidminer. Richard led their investment in Dataloop and HeavenHR.

Richard co-founded Firestartr, a seed investment firm (Adbrain, ClusterHQ, Gojimo, Peak, and Yoyo). Richard is an angel investor/advisor (Citymapper, Fanatix, Acunu (Apple), Radiant Minds (Atlassian) and Pusher).

He led Pantera's investment in Bitstamp. With EQT he bought Automic. With around €150m revenue and double-digit growth, the world’s largest IT automation company. He joined/built a board and served as Interim CEO. From 2002 to 2009 he was the founder, chairman & CEO of Tideway now a category-leading part of BMC. Richard was EIR at the establishment of Accel Partners. Co-founder, President Orchestream with a $1.4Bn IPO, now a category-leading part of Oracle. He established the Moscow office of Monitor Company.

We Are Family Foundation governor. WEF Technology Pioneer. MA Eng from Cambridge, Australian/UK citizenship. Rowed for Cambridge, GB and South Australia.

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