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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 as a General 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 in multiple sectors (software, internet, semiconductors, wireless communications and energy storage).

His investments and board seats include:
* Disqus (the largest comment platform on the web. Used by 3 million sites and +1.4 billion users/month)
* Gridco Systems (a developer of advanced solid state systems for the grid)
* Dyn (the leading provider of web traffic management, message management and performance assurance supporting some of the largest web companies and over four million enterprise and small business customers)
* Onshape (a stealth engineering software company started by the team that founded SolidWorks)
* MarkForged (an MIT startup producing the worlds first 3D printer that prints carbon fiber parts)
* Salsify (a cloud-based solution that helps businesses manage the content about their products)

Most recently, in 2001, he founded A123 Systems, 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 $1.5 billion, 1,800 employees with production facilities around the world and had shipped over $300 million in state-of-the-art energy storage systems.

Ric is a former Board Member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, is an avid pilot and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School where he was a Sloan Fellow.