Richard Yoo Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 9

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 3


Richard Yoo General Information


Mr. Richard Yoo is a Co-Founder of Rackspace US. He served as Chief Executive Officer at Rackspace US. Through his vision and influence, Rackspace has become a powerhouse in the web hosting industry, leveraging its bullet-proof infrastructure and Fanatical Support offering. With a recent IPO and revenues exceeding $300 million annually, its customer list now includes names like Sony Music, GE, Hilton Hotels, Delta Airlines, Virgin and Miller Brewing. Yoo also set out and founded the perfect Self-Managed Server company. Built from the customer up, ServerBeach used custom proprietary technology to tailor the hosting product for a more technical and scrappy user. The Beach (as its often called) has become popular with influential internet hipsters such as Nick Denton of Gawker and Evan Williams of Twitter. Today, Yoo can be found functioning as an advisor to several companies including Inventables and Natuba. While he enjoys spending time advising others with their entrepreneurial endeavors, he spends most of his days at his own start-up incubator - Hush Labs. As an avid technology evangelist, Yoo can be heard via radio as a regular guest of the The David Lawrence Show. He is an active member of the Trinity University Computer Science Advisory Board, and has been recognized as one of San Antonios rising stars with the San Antonio Business Journals Annual 40 Under 40 Award for 2003. Additionally, he is a Houston Technology Centers Emerging Technology Council member, served as the Chair of the Accessibility Internet Rally for Houston and as a judge in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC).

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Houston, TX
  • United States

Richard Yoo Investments (9)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Liongard 29-May-2019 Early Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000
Liongard 20-Jun-2018 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000
Kentik 14-Sep-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000
Xenex 05-Dec-2013 00000 00000 000.00 Other Devices and Supplies Generating Revenue 0000000 000
Inventables 16-Jun-2013 00000 00000 000 Computers, Parts and Peripherals Generating Revenue 0000000 000
Perceptual Networks 18-Sep-2012 00000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 0000000 000
Samba TV 07-Feb-2012 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 000
Mochi Media 12-Mar-2008 Early Stage VC 000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000000 000
Rackspace Technology 03-Apr-2000 Seed Round 000.00 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 000

Richard Yoo Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Perceptual Networks 01-Jan-2018 Out of Business
Mochi Media 31-Mar-2010 000000000000000000 0000
Rackspace Technology 08-Aug-2008 000 00000

Richard Yoo Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Richard Yoo Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Richard Yoo Angel Investor 0 Houston, TX

Richard Yoo FAQs

  • Who is Richard Yoo?

    Richard Yoo is an angel Investor who has made 9 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Richard Yoo?

    Richard Yoo is an angel investor.

  • What does Richard Yoo do?

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

  • What has Richard Yoo invested in?

    Richard Yoo has made numerous investments in companies like Liongard, Kentik, and Xenex within the Business/Productivity Software, Network Management Software, and Devices and Supplies industries.

  • What has Richard Yoo invested in recently?

    Richard Yoo's latest investment was on 29-May-2019 in Liongard, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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