Richard Yoo

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Richard Yoo
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Richard Yoo speaking at AIR Houston 2007 as chair
Born
Houston, Texas, United States
OccupationRetired
Websitewww.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] was a Chair for the Accessibility Internet Rally for Houston,[17] and is an advisory board member of the Children's Museum of Houston.[18]

Richard Yoo has been a speaker at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference.[19]

Yoo has recently invested in a new a start up named Perceptual Networks located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Web Server Clustering". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  2. ^ "Entrepreneur passes over Austin and picks Bayou City as he continues to develop ideas such as Natuba.com". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  3. ^ "TED Conferences Past TEDs > TED2005 > Feedback". Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  4. ^ "Rackspace". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  5. ^ "The Big Kahuna Hits the Beach". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  6. ^ "Rackspace Confirms $400 Million IPO". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  7. ^ "Next Tech IPO: Rackspace Going Public On NYSE". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  8. ^ "Cuckoo for Customers". Retrieved 2010-03-20.
  9. ^ "8 Experts Predict How Web 2.0 Will Evolve In 2009". Retrieved 2010-03-20.
  10. ^ "Richard Yoo – Rackspace Hosting and ServerBeach". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  11. ^ "Rackspace Founder Launches New Company Offering Personal Dedicated Servers". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  12. ^ "Interview with Patrick Condon of Rackspace Managed Hosting". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  13. ^ "Inventables - Advisors". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  14. ^ "I/O Ventures Partners". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  15. ^ Rice University Business Plan Competition
  16. ^ "CrunchBase - Richard Yoo". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  17. ^ "Houstonist Tech Buzz - 091607". Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  18. ^ "Children's Museum of Houston Board of Directors". Retrieved 2015-07-14.
  19. ^ "Past SXSW Interactive Festival Speakers". Retrieved 2015-07-14.
  20. ^ "HotOrNot Founder Launches Mobile, Social App Perceptual Networks, Raises $1M From First Round, Steve Chen, Max Levchin And Others". Retrieved 2012-09-28.

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