Rick Hao Speedinvest Deep Tech Principal

Rick Hao

Principal

Rick is driven by intelligent software that leverages machines with data to augment human intelligence. Being part of Speedinvest’s Deep Tech team, Rick invests in startups that are using deep technologies, such as machine learning, to solve big and practical problems with technically ambitious solutions. He believes technology can help address some of the world’s largest problems, from healthcare, mobility, robotics and automation. He looks for entrepreneurs that can gather unique data, deliver smart softwares, and create compounding value for customers.

Before joining Speedinvest, Rick was an investor at IQ Capital, a Cambridge based leading deep tech VC. There he sourced and led the firm’s investments in early stage technology companies including causaLens, TurinTech, Pangaea Data and several other deep tech early stage investments. Prior to VC, Rick was a software engineer in the financial industry where he developed advanced payments technology.

Rick holds an MSc in Computer Science with Distinction from University of Edinburgh, graduating at the top of his cohort, and an MBA from Imperial College London.