Rich Page – Operating Partner – Silicon Valley
Rich was one of the first four Apple Fellows and Co-Founded NeXT Computer with Steve Jobs. He has over 2 decades of experience building some of the most significant development teams and new businesses in Silicon Valley.
At NeXT Computer, Rich was VP of Hardware Engineering and led development of the Cube, NeXTstation and Turbo NeXTstation products. He also was General Manager of the NeXT Hardware Division.
At Apple, Rich developed early prototypes of Lisa and the Mac. He was responsible for software development tools, compilers and hardware development. Rich was also responsible selecting the Motorola 68000 in Apple products and was personally in charge of Apple/Motorola relationship.
Later in his career, Rich was the second Fellow at Rambus contributing to lighting, RRAM and new memory technologies.
Rich was President and founder of Next Sierra, a fabless semiconductor company which developed display drivers for active matrix OLED. Rich was President and Founder of Sierra Research and Technology which provided 622M ATM, 10/100 Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet designs to more than 50 semiconductor and system companies.
Rich is currently a founding investor and board member of VIMOC Technologies and works closely with the team on strategy and business development. VIMOC is a pioneer in Landscape-Computing, an infrastructure platform including hardware and software that brings cloud compute resources to the edge of the network to support in real time applications enterprises.
He is also currently Chairman of the Board of Casabots, a developer of robotic home products.
He has been awarded 7 patents issued in the areas of graphics and displays.
As an Operating Partner, Rich helps Alteon clients around the world to establish strategic operations in Silicon Valley.