CrossCut Ventures

Managing Director

Years with firm: 15

Assets under management: $100 million

Rick Smith said he is lucky to have co-founded and work with the firm, stating, “This is what I would do if I had nothing else to do.” An investor since 1997, He previously worked at Palomar Ventures, SunAmerica, and Milbank Tweed. He earned his BS in finance from the University of Illinois-Champaign and his JD from Harvard Law School.

Industry specialization: Consumer internet, enterprise software, and gaming. Portfolio companies include JustFab, Shift, Docstoc (sold to Intuit), and GumGum, among others.

Deal range: $500,000 to $1.5 million in early stage companies.

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