Richard Smith

Co-founder and Managing Partner
Platform Team
San Francisco

Richard has spent his career at the intersection of venture, technology and sports including as a founding member of the Annual Players Technology Summit, a gathering of the top professional athletes, venture investors and industry leaders. Richard brings strong operational expertise from his years at early stage startups (URX, acquired by Pinterest), leading business development teams at public companies (LinkedIn), and as an early member of the platform team at First Round Capital. He partners closely with founders and companies helping them accelerate their company operations and GTM. When he’s not in the office you can find Richard working on his golf game wherever he can find a course or learning about organic farming in the Santa Cruz mountains.