Medici Capital Partners
Richard Yen is Managing Partner at Medici Capital Partners, a late-stage Internet investment firm based in SF specializing in opportunistic growth financings, secondaries, and mini-PE deals in profitable B2C companies. Richard's key sectors of focus include consumer subscription services, gaming, sports tech, fitness/wellness, marketplaces, digital kids, e-commerce, ed-tech, OTT, audio/podcasting, and digital media.
Prior to founding Medici Capital Partners, Richard was Managing Director at Saban Capital Group, an LA-based family office firm where he led Internet/tech investments for 10 years on behalf of media billionaire Haim Saban. Richard led Saban√¢¬Ä¬ôs B2C multi-stage investment practice in SF across growth equity, pre-IPO, and VC investments. Richard led the firm√¢¬Ä¬ôs investments in Bustle, Vessel, ironSource and PlayBuzz and worked actively with Saban√¢¬Ä¬ôs portfolio companies including Saban Brands (owner of Power Rangers and Paul Frank) and Univision, advising on Internet acquisitions and strategies. Richard also served as Managing Director for Saban√¢¬Ä¬ôs $250M SPAC (Nasdaq:SCACU) targeting and evaluating US Internet opportunities.
Prior to joining Saban Capital Group, Richard was a Principal at Blueprint Ventures where he established the firm's digital media and Internet investing practice. Prior to Blueprint, Richard worked for Rustic Canyon Partners, a technology venture capital firm where he focused on early-stage software and wireless investments. His prior operating roles include serving as Vice President for Merrill Lynch√¢¬Ä¬ôs online brokerage unit and Director of Engineering for D. E. Shaw & Co.√¢¬Ä¬ôs Internet incubator group.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Richard received an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management as a Dean's Scholar, and received a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley.
Richard is a member of Class 9 and served his fellowship under mentor Bart Schachter at Blueprint Ventures in San Francisco, CA.