Rick Patch is a founding partner of Sequel Partners, a Boulder-based venture capital firm specializing in early-stage funding for emerging technology firms located primarily in the Rocky Mountain region. The firm manages more than $425 million in capital, and Rick

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serves on the Board of Directors for a number of Sequel's portfolio companies.

Prior to co-founding Sequel, Rick was a founding member of Micro Decisionware, where he developed software designed to tightly integrate personal computers with data stored across local area networks and on mainframe computers. These products are still considered market leaders. One of the first products Rick developed was licensed to Bill Gates, a relationship that later blossomed into a strategic marketing partnership for MDI. In 1994, MDI was sold to Sybase, where Rick served as Vice President of Strategic Relationships.

In 1993, Rick received the Entrepreneur of Distinction award from the Boulder County Chamber of Commerce. He currently sits on the advisory board of the University of Colorado Center for Entrepreneurship, is Chairman and Past-president of the Colorado Venture Capital Association (CVCA), and serves on the State's Commission on Science and Technology.


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