Doug Richards

Doug Richards is founder and executive Chairman of Library House and has more than 18 years experience in the development and leadership of technology and software ventures, both in the USand in the UK. In addition to his Library House involvement, he is co-founder and Chairman of Hotxt, Ltd. and co-founder and vice-chairman of Cambridge Angels. Previously, he was vice president and later president and CEO of US publicly quoted software company Micrografx with offices in 11 countries which he sold to Corel Corporation in 2000.

Prior to Micrografx he was the founder and CEO of Visual software which was set up with the mission of bringing high-end 3D technology to the PC market in the form of creativity and productivity applications. After five years, Visual Software was sold to Micrografx in 1996. Before Visual Software, he was the founder of ITAL Computers which provided CAD/CAM systems integration services to the southern California aerospace industry. ITAL Computers was sold in a private transaction in 1991 and proceeds used to found Visual Software. Doug has a Juris Doctor from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a BA in Psychology University of California at Berkeley.

Doug has extensive experience as an entrepreneur, technology visionary and senior executive of both public and private technology companies both in theUS andEurope.