Rich Boyle

Summary

Rich is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where his primary focus is assisting entrepreneurs build game changing companies with a particular focus on machine learning and predictive analytics. Rich currently works with MetaMind, Blue River Technology, Kyron, Varentec, Cylance, Judicata, Kaggle, Arcanum Alloys and Bidgely.

Most recently, he was chairman and CEO of LoopNet, the leading online marketplace for the commercial real estate industry. Rich joined in 1999 as vice president of engineering and products and eventually became CEO in 2001. Under Rich’s leadership, the company embarked on a new strategy that reinvented the commercial real estate discovery process for buyers and sellers online. The tremendous adoption of the LoopNet platform and subsequent growth of its business led to a successful IPO in 2006 [NASDAQ: LOOP]. Eventually, LoopNet was acquired for approximately $900 million in 2012 by CoStar Group [NASDAQ: CSGP],.

Previously, Rich worked at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a pioneer in the application of predictive analytics and used computer models to estimate the physical damage and financial losses caused by natural and man-made catastrophes. At RMS, he held a variety of technical roles including senior vice president of product and technology. In 1997, RMS was acquired by The Daily Mail Group (LON: DMGT).

Today, Rich continues to assist startup companies through various means including angel investing and taking on advisory and board roles. He currently is actively working with Pixlee, Hipmunk, FundRise, Sterling Information Systems, Beepi and ViewTheSpace.

Rich holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Rich is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where he leverages his over 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley leading companies from inception and initial product launch to scaling a business and guiding mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings. At the …

Rich is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where he leverages his over 25 years of experience in Silicon Valley leading companies from inception and initial product launch to scaling a business and guiding mergers, acquisitions and initial public offerings. At the firm, his primary focus is assisting entrepreneurs build game changing companies with a particular focus on machine learning and predictive analytics. Rich currently works with MetaMind, Blue River Technology, Kyron, Varentec, Cylance, Judicata, Kaggle, Arcanum Alloys and Bidgely.

Rich began his career as a software engineer and transitioned to management. Most recently, he was chairman and CEO of LoopNet, the leading online marketplace for the commercial real estate industry. Rich joined in 1999 as vice president of engineering and products and eventually became CEO in 2001 when the company merged with PropertyFirst. Under Rich’s leadership, the company embarked on a new strategy that reinvented the commercial real estate discovery process for buyers and sellers online. Fueled by the success of the LoopNet marketplace and its innovative subscription based freemium business model, the company added efficiency and transparency to a massive offline industry. The tremendous adoption of the LoopNet platform and subsequent growth of its business led to a successful IPO in 2006 [NASDAQ: LOOP]. Eventually, LoopNet was acquired for approximately $900 million in 2012 by CoStar Group [NASDAQ: CSGP],.

Previously, Rich worked at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a pioneer in the application of predictive analytics and used computer models to estimate the physical damage and financial losses caused by natural and man-made catastrophes. At RMS, he held a variety of technical roles including senior vice president of product and technology. In 1997, RMS was acquired by The Daily Mail Group (LON: DMGT).

Today, Rich continues to assist startup companies through various means including angel investing and taking on advisory and board roles. He currently is actively working with Pixlee, Hipmunk, FundRise, Sterling Information Systems, Beepi and ViewTheSpace.

Rich grew up in the farming country of Nebraska, where his first job was working in the cornfields during summer vacations. After teaching himself to program BASIC on a Texas Instruments TI-99, he decided he preferred software development to working in the fields. Rich was first exposed to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial culture while earning his degree at Stanford University. His dual love of creating great technology and building great companies through the startup process have defined his working career.

Rich holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

When he’s not working with startups, Rich can be found spending time with his family or engaged in one of his favorite activities including motorcycling, playing basketball, surfing, snowboarding,or hiking.

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