As a venture capitalist for three decades, Richard D’ Amore values the role that higher education plays in furthering innovation. He is the cofounder of North Bridge Venture Partners, a leading early-stage and growth equity venture firm, and has long been committed to fostering entrepreneurship at Northeastern.
A member of the Northeastern Corporation since 2007, D’Amore was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008 and serves as board vice chair. He is also active on a number of other public and private boards.
Before entering the venture capital industry, he was a consultant at Bain and Company and a certified public accountant at Arthur Young and Company.
D’Amore graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern in 1976 and was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, where he received his master’s degree in business administration in 1980.