Investing Profile

John Richards(248)


Managing Partner at Startup Ignition Ventures

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Connected to Brad Feld (Foundry Group), Matt Huang (Paradigm), Phil Boyer (Crosslink Capital), and 2 other investors on Signal.

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Brigham Young University Network
Startup Ignition Ventures Managing Partner
$25K - $750K
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Pre Seed RoundMar 2021
Co-investors: Scott Petersen (RevRoad Capital), Tyler Richards (Startup Ignition Ventures), John Pestana
Pre-SeedMay 2018$300K
Co-investors: Tyler Richards (Startup Ignition Ventures), Jeff Fluhr (Craft Ventures), Michael Tam (Craft Ventures), Justin Timberlake
Ocavu (formerly Seek)
Pre Seed RoundMar 2017$570K
Co-investors: Scott Petersen (RevRoad Capital)
Seed RoundOct 2014$650K
Co-investors: Ben Capell (Peterson Ventures), Michael Levinthal
Seed RoundNov 2012$650K
Co-investors: Robb Kunz (SLC Angels)
Angel RoundJan 2011$170K
Co-investors: John Pestana
Consultant Provo LabsPresent
Consultant Rapid IntakePresent
Co-Founder Auto AdvicePresent
Consultant Xpress Bill PayPresent
Columnist Beehive Startups2015 - Present
CEO / Founder Startup Ignition2015 - Present
Limited Partner Sundance Debt Partners2015 - Present
Judge The Stevie Awards2014 - Present
Consultant Aluvii2014 - Present
Angel Panel Member FundersClub2013 - Present
Investor Kickstart Fund2012 - Present
Founder Utah Student 252009 - Present
Manager FirstStep Venture Debt, LLC2004 - Present
Manager FirstStep Property, LLC2004 - Present
President FirstStep Advisers, Inc.2004 - Present
Manager FirstStep Capital, LLC2004 - Present
Founder with Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology Brigham Young University2000 - Present
Presidential Executive in Residence for Entrepreneurship at Woodbury School of Business Utah Valley University2014 - 2015
Consultant University of Texas at Dallas2014 - 2014
Co-Founder Lender Payments2013 - 2014
Head of Operations - Google Fiber - Provo UT Google2013 - 2014
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner BoomStartup2010 - 2014
Founder-Director Utah Student 252009 - 2013
Managing Partner UtahAngels2002 - 2013
Associate Professor Brigham Young University2001 - 2013
Managing Partner UtahAngels2011 - 2012
Co-Founder AlwaysAthletes2008 - 2010
Director EnticeLabs, Inc.2007 - 2010
Consultant Q90 Corporation2009 - 2009
Consultant Mosaic ATM2008 - 2009
Consultant FundingUniverse.com2006 - 2008
Consultant BYU Bookstore2007 - 2007
Director Sunrise Publishers, Inc.2005 - 2007
Director CleanFilms, Inc.2003 - 2006
Consultant NOAH'S Event Venue2004 - 2004
Consultant RH Donnelley2001 - 2001
Senior Vice President InfoSpace, Inc.1996 - 2001
President Locator USA, Inc.1997 - 1998
Co-Founder/CEO Yellow Pages on the Internet, LLC1995 - 1997
President/CEO NTD Publishing, Inc.1993 - 1997
Executive Vice President NTD Publishing, Inc.1989 - 1993
Vice President - Sales Neighborhood Telephone Directories, Inc.1987 - 1989
IS Director West Seattle Associates, Inc.1985 - 1987
Brigham Young University B.A.