Richard Holcomb is a serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. At the age of 24, he founded his first company in 1986 and has since co-founded, invested, advised, and been on the board of over 25 public and private companies in the US, Europe, and Australia. Richard brings a wealth of startup experience from early-stage idea and product formation through exit by acquisition or IPO, including expertise in fundraising, corporate development, sales, marketing, operations, international sales strategies and strategic relationships leading to exit. Richard co-founded and served as CEO of Q+E Software, HAHT Commerce, StrikeIron and has served on the boards of multiple companies, including Neon Systems (NESY – Nasdaq), Mikoh Systems Australia (MIKR – AXS), and Channel Advisor (ECOM – NYSE). Richard has won several awards during his career, including the 1993 Ernst and Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for North Carolina and the 1996 Business Leader Top Gun Entrepreneur of the Year. Richard joined Corum Group, the world’s leading software M&A firm, with a specific focus on helping entrepreneurs, founders, and investors maximize the value of their technology companies.