Rich Miner

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Rich Miner
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Miner in 2015
EducationUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell (Ph.D.)
Known forCo-Founder of Android Inc.

Rich Miner (born May 25, 1964) is an investment partner on the GV team.[1] Miner joined the GV team in March, 2009 and is based out of Cambridge, MA. Before joining GV, Miner was a co-founder of Android, Inc., origin of the Android mobile operating system and was an executive on the Android team after its acquisition by Google.[2] Miner also co-founded Wildfire Communications,[3] a voice communications startup that was sold to Orange in April 2000.[4] He has a doctorate in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.[5]


  1. ^ "Google's Newest Venture". 20 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Q&A with Rich Miner". 6 November 2007.
  3. ^ Michalski, Jerry (October 19, 1994). "Platforms for Communication" (PDF). Release 1.0. Retrieved Oct 22, 2013.
  4. ^ Kirsner, Scott (7 September 2007). "Introducing the Google Phone". The Boston Globe.
  5. ^ "Google Ventures – Bios". Google Ventures. 2009. Retrieved 4 April 2010.