Rich co-founded Android and is a pioneer in the mobile space. He is a venture partner at GV.
Rich is based in Cambridge, Mass. He has over 25 years of experience growing businesses with innovative communications and interface-intensive applications.
Rich established GV’s east coast investing team in 2009 and was a general partner with the fund for seven years. He came to Google through the acquisition of Android, a mobile platforms company that he co-founded. During his early years at Google, he helped lead the development of the Android platform and ecosystem. Prior to Android, Rich was a vice president at Orange, where he led R&D activities in North America and was an original principal at Orange Ventures when it was founded. Rich came to Orange through the acquisition of another company he co-founded, Wildfire, which developed a voice-based personal assistant.
Rich received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.