Richard Muirhead

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“We must take the current where it serves, or lose our ventures” - Shakespeare, Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218-22

Venture Partner at OpenOcean, Richard was the original London Bureau Chief and the creative power behind our delicious branding. Richard is now a Founding Partner at Fabric Ventures, a venture fund investing in decentralised data networks. 

Richard previously built Firestartr – a seed investment firm behind Yoyo Wallet, Outlyer, Gojimo, Adbrain, and Urban Massage, among X other companies. He was also angel investor or advisor to companies including Citymapper, Fanatix, Acunu (Apple), Radiant Minds (Atlassian) and Pusher. As an entrepreneur, Richard has built and/or scaled Automic (CA Technologies), Tideway (BMC Software), and Orcehstream (Oracle) – reaching a cumulative market cap of $2.2bn. Last but not least – Richard survived the 90’s in Russia while establishing the Moscow office of Monitor Company.

A We Are Family Foundation governor, WEF Technology Pioneers, and 3/7ths of an Ironman™ triathlete, Richard is an Aussi at heart and holds an engineering degree from Cambridge.

Married to a Norwegian and father to two little viking girls, his superpower is to juggle nappies while sorting a board issue, running impossibly tight for his flight, and still making it on time to appear on stage somewhere. Probably in two places at a time.

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Location

London

Sectors

Cloud, Decentralized systems, SaaS, DevOps

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    HeavenHR

    HeavenHR is a cloud-based HR management platform for small and medium enterprises. Automating 80% of...
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    Outlyer

    Outlyer is a monitoring service for DevOps & Operations teams running Cloud, SaaS, Microservices and IoT...
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    Bitrise

    Mobile Continuous Integration and Delivery for your whole team, with dozens of integrations for your…...
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    Automic

    Automic helps enterprises drive competitive advantage by automating their IT factory – from on-premise to...
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    Citymapper

    Citymapper is reinventing the transport app in the world’s most complicated cities....
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    Transferwise

    TransferWise is a transparent and cost-effective peer-to-peer money transfer service....
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    Pusher

    Pusher is a cloud-based service that allows developers to quickly and easily add realtime functionality...
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    Urban Massage

    Urban Massage is the quickest and easiest way to book a massage in the UK....
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    Tray

    Tray is the most advanced integration platform for connecting up the tools you use every day....
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