Richard Yoo

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Richard Yoo
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Richard Yoo speaking at AIR Houston 2007 as chair
Born Houston, Texas, USA
Occupation Retired
Website
www.richardyoo.com

Richard Yoo is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder and former CEO of the web hosting company Rackspace, and the founder and former CEO of web hosting company ServerBeach.

Education[edit]

Born in Houston, Texas, Yoo graduated from Alief Hastings High School in Houston and attended Trinity University as a pre-med student in San Antonio, Texas.[1] Although he did not graduate from Trinity, he operates as an advisor to the university's computer science department.[2]

Richard Yoo has attended the TED conference in California.[3]

Career[edit]

Cymitar Network Systems was Yoo's first start-up. The small Internet service provider was launched in 1996 and was run out of his garage apartment while attending college.[4][5] From there, Yoo continued his entrepreneurial endeavors and co-founded Rackspace in 1998[6][7][8] and initially operated as its CEO.[9]

In 2003, Yoo was recognized with San Antonio Business Journal’s Annual 40 Under 40 Award.[10] The following year, he founded ServerBeach.[11][12]

Today, Yoo is an active advisor for Inventables in Chicago, Illinois[13] and is a mentor for I/O Ventures in San Francisco, California.[14] Additionally, he operates as a judge in the Rice University Business Plan Competition (RBPC),[15] is a Houston Technology Center’s Emerging Technology Council member,[16] and was a Chair for the Accessibility Internet Rally for Houston.[17]

Yoo has recently invested in a new a start up named Perceptual Networks located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[18]

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