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Richard is a technologist, Internet entrepreneur investor & bitcoin pioneer. He co-founded Orchestream and Tideway, which he sold to Oracle and BMC Software respectively. He was EIR at Accel Partners Europe and Interim CEO of Automic, a €120m revenue IT automation company. Richard was an advisor to Pantera, Acunu (sold to Apple) and Radiant Minds (sold to Atlassian). He is governor of We Are Family Foundation and a WEF Technology Pioneer. He has a Cambridge MA Engineering degree, and is married with two daughters. As Partner at Open Ocean and Chairman of Firestartr, Richard brings his expertise in building out start-ups around themes such as Enterprise, Cloud, SaaS, Big Data & Blockchain Technology.