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.

Three Ways The UK Government Can Protect And Develop Homegrown Tech

We have to ensure that London keeps its place as Europe's top tech hub, to continue to be mentioned in the same breath as Silicon Valley, New York and Tel Aviv. Thinking about the unfolding legacy of UK-based startups who've hit the big time - Transferwise, Funding Circle, Deliveroo, Citymapper and ASOS, to name but a few - we mustn't miss the opportunity to continue to build on what they started.
20/01/2017 12:39 GMT