Richard Chino Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 17

  • Portfolio
  • 7

  • Exits
  • 9


Richard Chino General Information


Mr. Richard Chino serves as Board Member at C2FO. He served as Advisor at InSequent. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College (CMC) in 1990 with a major in economics/accounting and mathematics. He serves as Board Member at MyFieldAudits. He was a Board Member at ShipHawk. While at CMC, he was a four-year member of the baseball team. After graduating, he spent five years in management consulting with Theodore Barry & Associates and Gemini Consulting, received his MBA from Northwestern University, and spent a year at Silicon Graphics Inc. He also served as Advisory Board Member at NailSnaps. In 1998, Richard joined the Internet industry and was the first product manager and 35th employee at (later known as Overture Services). Overture redefined online advertising, creating the paid search industry, building a highly scalable, profitable, and fast-growing global business. Richard spent six years as the VP of business operations, analyzing the business to identify revenue maximizing opportunities and prioritizing the company's initiatives. Richard reported to the CFO and worked closely with the COO until Overture was purchased by Yahoo for $1.6 billion in 2003. Richard remained with Yahoo for two additional years in the same business unit capacity, ultimately leaving the company to join another start-up. In 2005, Richard joined MeziMedia (developer of the comparison shopping site and coupon site as their chief revenue officer, responsible for user acquisition and the design and implementation of one of the largest automated online marketing platforms of its time. While at MeziMedia, annual revenues grew to over $130 million, a 3,000% increase over a four-year period. In July 2007, the company was sold to ValueClick for an undisclosed 9-figure amount and Richard continued in his role until the ownership transition was completed at the end of 2009. Since 2010, Richard has been spending his time both as an angel investor and a volunteer. He is currently on the Board of C2FO, ShipHawk, StaffRanker, and the Pasadena Angels, and is an advisor to a handful of startups. He has currently invested in over 30 early stage companies. At CMC, Richard is currently a Trustee, a member of CMC's Alumni Association Board, is on the board of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), conducts an annual case interview workshop to help prepare CMC students for management consulting interviews, and is a mentor to a handful of current students and young alumni. He also volunteers in his local community as a member of the Board of Trustees at Saint Mark's School (Altadena), and as a Little League coach for his two sons.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • United States

Richard Chino Investments (17)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Cactivate 01-Sep-2021 Seed Round Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
MagicLinks 30-Jun-2021 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Cross Campus 08-May-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Buildings and Property Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Tags 01-May-2015 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Cotton Cuts 21-Oct-2014 00000 (00000 0000 Specialty Retail Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
FanBread 28-Aug-2014 0000 00000 Automation/Workflow Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
ShipHawk 01-Aug-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
The Bouqs Co. 28-Jul-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial) Profitable 0000000 00000 13-Jun-2014 Early Stage VC 00.00 Internet Software Out of Business 0000000 00000
MyFieldAudits 01-Jan-2014 Seed Round 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000

Richard Chino Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
MyFieldAudits 01-Dec-2022 Secondary Transaction - Private
InSequent 17-Jun-2022 000 00 00000000
Chippmunk 09-Sep-2020 000 00 00000000
FanBread 24-Aug-2016 000000000000000000
Kijubi 01-Aug-2016 000 00 00000000 01-Oct-2015 000 00 00000000
StyleHaul 03-Nov-2014 000000000000000000 00000
Everloop 01-Jul-2014 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
Eco-Me 01-Jan-2014 Merger/Acquisition

Richard Chino Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Richard Chino Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Richard Chino Angel Investor 00 0 Los Angeles, CA

Richard Chino Co-Investors (11)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Pasadena Angels 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Daniel Murray 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Emerging Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Erik Hovanec 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Walnut Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Richard Chino FAQs

  • Who is Richard Chino?

    Richard Chino is an angel Investor who has made 17 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Richard Chino?

    Richard Chino is an angel investor.

  • What does Richard Chino do?

    As an angel investor, Richard Chino invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Richard Chino hold?

    Richard Chino holds 2 board seats including MyFieldAudits and C2FO.

  • What has Richard Chino invested in?

    Richard Chino has made numerous investments in companies like Cactivate, MagicLinks, and Cross Campus within the Business/Productivity Software and Buildings and Property industries.

  • What has Richard Chino invested in recently?

    Richard Chino's latest investment was on 01-Sep-2021 in Cactivate, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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