Rick Chapman has over 30 years of experience working in high tech industries, predominantly Semiconductors and Software. After 5 years with Marconi, Rick joined STMicroelectronics in 1990. Over nearly 12 years, he held a variety of international positions, including R&D Director - Semicustom and Business Development Director – Microprocessors.
Since 2001, Rick has worked with several start-ups. He was a founding executive of SuperH Inc., an intellectual property licensing company and, as VP of Business Development, he delivered revenue growth from zero to $7m in two years. After a spell as CTO of Cobault Ltd, a CRM software company, he joined Spiral Gateway Ltd, a semiconductor start-up designing an innovative microprocessor architecture. As CTO of Reveal2me Ltd, he helped bring a disruptive content delivery platform for smart phones to market.
He is currently Chairman of NuNano Ltd, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in SETsquared Bristol and works with other organisations in Bristol & Bath supporting the high tech cluster, including his role as High Tech Sector Specialist for Invest Bristol & Bath.