Richard joined Chrysalix in 2007. He is
a director of Chrysalix’ LED related investments, Bridgelux and
Light Based Technologies. Richard is a serial entrepreneur who has
worked with Chrysalix team members for the past decade.
As an engineer he started his career
with NEI Parsons, a division of Rolls Royce that designed steam
turbines and generators for power generation. He worked on Drax, the
largest coal fired power station in Europe and Bruce, the largest
nuclear generating station in the world. He continued working for
Rolls Royce in Canada, supplying power equipment to the electric
For the past sixteen years Richard has
been running venture-backed startup companies. Most recently, as
President and CEO, he successfully sold LED display technology
company BrightSide Technologies to Dolby Laboratories for annualized
returns of 45-60%. Prior to this he was President and CEO of
NxtPhase, where he raised $57 million in venture capital financing.
He grew the company from two to 100 people and built relationships
with GE, Honeywell and Mitsubishi as well as Canada’s three largest
utilities and three of the larger US utilities.
Richard holds a Metallurgy Degree from
Sheffield University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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