Anders Richardson, Co-Founder, Managing DirectorMr. Richardson is active in all aspects of deal sourcing, due diligence and execution. Prior to co-founding the fund with Mr. D'Addario,Mr. Richardson worked in the Investment Banking Division of DLJ and focused on public and private placements of debt and equity securities and buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory services in a variety of industries. Mr. Richardson sits on the boards of SOA Software and V-Enable and is a board observer for Lucix Corporation and Language Weaver. Mr. Richardson received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
Steve joined SoftBank in 1997 and has over 20 years of experience working with high growth technology based businesses; including sourcing and managing venture investments, all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and significant corporate finance and accounting. He focuses on digital media technologies as well as a variety of technology based services.
In addition to his direct venture investing experience, Steve has been the principal senior executive responsible for designing and executing billions of dollars of complex structured monetization strategies for various SOFTBANK Group investments, including initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, mergers, private sales, public market block sale transactions and complex collars.
Steve came to SoftBank Capital from Deloitte, one of the world's largest professional services firms. While at Deloitte, Steve specialized in serving numerous high growth technology based businesses including Primark Corporation, Harcourt General and IDG.
Steve serves on the boards of several private companies including Bigcommerce, EdCast, Fitbit, Kabbage, Kony, Interactions, Mobile Posse and xAD. Steve previously served on the boards of Pivot Solutions (sold to CME Group in 2012), Sermo (sold to WorldOne in 2012), ZipList (sold to Condé Nast in 2012), Rivermine (sold to Emptoris in 2010), NLG (sold to World Travel Holdings in 2006), Viacore (sold to IBM in 2006) and Webhire (sold to Kenexa in 2006).
Steve is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from Boston College.