Rich GrantCo-Founder & Managing Director at Touchdown Ventures
Rich is a co-founder of Touchdown Ventures and leads the firm’s San Francisco office. He has spent his entire career—approaching 20 years—in roles focused on corporate growth and innovation. Prior to co-founding Touchdown, Rich spent seven years in venture capital and strategic development at Comcast, where he covered a variety of sectors ranging from enterprise software to consumer internet and was involved in more than dozen investments. Before joining Comcast Ventures, Rich spent ten years in operating roles for media and technology companies. This included leading strategic development for Comcast Interactive Media and a role in corporate development for Sony Pictures. Earlier in his career, Rich worked in investment banking for Lehman Brothers.
Rich graduated with highest honors from UC Santa Barbara and received an MBA from The Wharton School, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar.
Rich is a frequent speaker, panelist and lecturer on topics such as corporate innovation and venture capital. He lives in Alameda, CA with his wife and two boys.