Richard has worked for much of the last decade in cleantech and energy, in both venture capital and with industry. He is currently working independently with startups, VCs and corporates. He is also an Associate of the Cleantech Group, with whom he is writing a paper on exits for venture-backed cleantech businesses and prospects for the M&A market in particular.
Richard previously worked on venture capital investments at Curzon Park Capital. In that capacity he worked closely with several start ups, in particular Lysanda (as an Investor Director) and ECOplastics. Until 2009, Richard worked on business development at BP Alternative Energy. The latter role covered projects in Abu Dhabi, California and Europe.
He has degrees in Political Economy and Humanities from the London School of Economics and Oxford University.