Steve Ricci joined Flagship Ventures in 2000 as a Senior Partner. Steve is currently on the Board of Directors of Flagship portfolio companies Affinnova and Everyday Solutions and is also a Director of Bizo, Brainshark, Carbon Design, Polatis and ZoomInfo. He also works closely with Debt-X, Maptuit and Netuitive.
Steve has over 30 years of experience in the venture capital industry and has been directly involved in the financing of over 125 companies. Most recently, Steve was a General Partner at OneLiberty Ventures, a predecessor firm to Flagship; prior to that he was a General Partner at Palmer Partners. Steve's early career includes several years in manufacturing engineering with DuPont and Cambridge Tool.
During the past two decades, Steve has developed an extraordinarily deep and broad understanding of the businesses and business models in the information and communications technology sector. He has been involved in the financing of many highly successful companies including Astral Point Communications (purchased by Alcatel, NYSE: ALA), Banyan Systems (now ePresence, NASDAQ: EPRE), Buyerzone (purchased by Reed Elsevier, NYSE: RUK), CardScan (purchased by Newell Rubbermaid, NYSE: NWL), Charter Systems (purchased by BISYS, NASDAQ: BSYS), Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS), Gensym Corp. (NASDAQ: GNSM), i-Logix (purchased by Telelogic, Stockholm Exchange: TLOG), Indus River Networks (purchased by Cabletron, NYSE: CS), NetGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: NTGX, purchased by SPSS, NASDAQ: SPSS), Stratus Computer (NYSE: SRA, purchased by Ascend, NASDAQ: ASND) and Summa Four (NASDAQ: SUMA, purchased by Cisco, NASDAQ: CSCO).
Steve is a past president of the New England Venture Capital Association, and was a founding advisor to Gilde Ventures, a major European venture capital firm. He currently serves on the Board of Overseers and the Curriculum Development Committee of Tufts School of Engineering.
Steve has an engineering degree from Tufts University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.