General Partner, Open Ocean (UK)
Richard Muirhead
General Partner, Open Ocean (UK)
Richard is a General Partner at OpenOcean, a leading European investor at Series A from team behind MySQL's development, scaling and sale to Sun Microsystems for $1Bn....  now investing a new €100m fund at Series A. he's also the Co-founder & chairman advisory board at Firestartr, a leading seed investor  which is partnered with >25 companies including Tray.io, Yoyo Wallet, ClusterHQ and Adbrain. In December 2013, he led Pantera due diligence on the third largest venture deal in bitcoin/blockchain to that point. (Co)-founded 4 companies (Orchestream (IPO then: ORCL) ; Nexagent (Now: EDS) ; Tideway (Now: BMC); Fanatix) to a $1.4Bn IPO, 2 Trade Sales with one still growing. Co-founding advisor and/or angel investor to (Rightster, Sportev, Tritto) with 1 IPO and 1 Trade Sale. Angel in Citymapper and Pusher. Advisor to Evolven (Pitango, Index) and ClusterHQ. Advised Radiant Minds (Atlassian) and Acunu (Apple). Closed enterprise software deals from $50k for pre release software to $7.25m for an enterprise license. Negotiated intricate contracts with AT&T, Interoute, JPMorgan, Credit Suisse, Cap Gemini, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia amongst many others. While representing Orchestream at the IETF in late 90's, secured inbound OEM agreement with Intel for COPS protocol stack. €70m largest M&A transaction of 5 Ihe has led or driven. Well over €100m in venture and public capital raised from Accel, Apax, Celtic House, Intel Capital, Deutsche Bank and Atlas.