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Ric Fulop

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Ric over the past decade. Ric is curious, grasps concepts quicker than anyone else I have seen and can spot the opportunities. He will be a great asset to any company he works with.

Desh Deshpande, Chairman A123 Systems, Sycamore Networks & Cascade Communications

Biography

Ric Fulop joined North Bridge in 2010 as a Partner following a fifteen year career as an entrepreneur that spanned hands-on experience from seed to IPO. He is the founder of six technology companies that spanned multiple sectors (software, internet, semiconductors, wireless communications and energy storage).

Most recently, in 2001, he founded A123Systems, a North Bridge investment, to commercialize technology developed at the Material Sciences and Engineering Department of MIT. At his departure the company had a public market capitalization of $1.5B, 1,800 employees with production facilities around the world and had shipped over $300 million in state-of-the-art energy storage systems. Some of Ric's investments include: Disqus (largest comment platform on the web; used by +3.5M sites and +1.1B unique/month), Belmont Technologies (a new CAD company founded by the team that developed Solidworks), Gridco Systems (developer of advanced solid state systems for the grid) and Dyn (the market share leader in enterprise DNS, traffic management and message management serving over 4M customers).

Ric is a former Board Member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association and is an avid pilot. He has also been involved in the development of several FIA world records, including the fastest electric vehicle (307.7 mph), the fastest quarter mile on an electric motorcycle (0 to 60 mph in less than one second and a quarter mile in 7.8 seconds), and the highest performance Formula 1 KERS system in partnership with McLaren’s F1 team.