Ric Fulop joined North Bridge in 2010 as a General Partner following a fifteen year career as an entrepreneur. 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 market capitalization of $1.5B, 1,800 employees with production facilities around the world and more than $100 million in revenue.
Some of Ric's investments include: Disqus (largest comment platform on the web. Used by +1.8M sites and +900M users/month), Gridco Systems (developer of advanced solid state systems for the grid) and Dyn (the Infrastructure as a Service leader powering managed DNS and email delivery for 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.
Early in his career Ric dropped out of college to found a software startup. He later attended MIT where he got an MBA.