Managing Director and Global Head of M&A, VantagePoint Capital Partners
Richard D. Harroch is a Managing Director and Global Head of M&A for VantagePoint Capital Partners, a venture capital fund near San Francisco. He is also an angel investor and entrepreneur, focusing on Internet, software, mobile and digital media companies. He was the founder of several Internet companies that were sold to NBC, Dun & Bradstreet and LexisNexis. He has written for Forbes, Fortune,, FoxBusiness, MSN, Yahoo, Huffington Post, BusinessWeek and other publications on angel financing, venture capital, startups and M&A. A number of his articles can be found at Richard is the author of several books on startups and entrepreneurship as well as the co-author of Poker for Dummies and a Wall Street Journal-bestselling book on small business. He was also a corporate partner at the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, with experience in startups, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and venture capital. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the UCLA School of Law, where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review.