Richard Yoo speaking at AIR Houston 2007 as chair
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. Although he did not graduate from Trinity, he operates as an advisor to the university's computer science department.
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. From there, Yoo continued his entrepreneurial endeavors and co-founded Rackspace in 1998 and initially operated as its CEO.
Today, Yoo is an active advisor for Inventables in Chicago, Illinois and is a mentor for I/O Ventures in San Francisco, California. Additionally, he operates as a judge in the Rice University Business Plan Competition (RBPC), is a Houston Technology Center’s Emerging Technology Council member, was a Chair for the Accessibility Internet Rally for Houston, and is an advisory board member of the Children's Museum of Houston.
Yoo has recently invested in a new a start up named Perceptual Networks located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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