Mr. Richard Taylor is an Angel Investor. Mr. Taylor is a Co-founder and Director at Tutpup. Richard started his career as a jackaroo, dropped out of university, worked in banking and then founded the Australian office of a UK educational MARCOMS agency. He purchased the company and sold it to EdComs in 2000. By 1995 Richard had started building websites for clients like Melbourne Parks & Water and the Australian Institute of Petroleum and he also began to invest in early tech start-ups. Richard then spent two years in San Francisco during the first dotcom boom. He then moved to London where he held a senior position in Whitehall at the Department for Education and Skills where he worked on projects including London Challenge and Teacher's TV. After leaving the civil service Richard started the business intelligence publication, the assignment report (sold to Meissa) which was followed by a brief period as International Development Director for World Math's Day. Richard has also written two sponsorship books, has contributed to articles to various edtech publications and also occasionally writes opinion pieces on this website.