Richard OrdAdvisor


Richard is an experienced business executive from a career spanning Texas Instruments, VLSI Technology (later Philips Semiconductors, ST-Ericsson and NXP) and then at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR, now Qualcomm) as they took the Bluetooth market by storm.

He has been there at the start of new markets, prospecting for ASIC with the founders of Arm, developing the first standard chipsets for Samsung’s GSM, or working with Ericsson and “King Harald Bluetooth” at VLSI Technology. He has built businesses from zero to $300m in revenues, bought and been bought, and built teams from scratch to organisations of hundreds. 

He now runs his own consulting company, advising across the spectrum of start-ups, universities, investors, listed corporations, and government agencies to drive growth.

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