Richard Seewald

Richard Seewald

Founder and Managing Partner

Richard is the Founder and Managing Partner of Evolution Equity Partners and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global activities and strategic direction.

Richard founded Evolution in 2008 and leads investments in cybersecurity, enterprise software and data analytics and brings over three decades of investment, operational and entrepreneurial experience to his role. Richard is a member of the firm’s investment committee.

Under his leadership, Evolution has become a premier venture capital firm raising over $ 2 Billion of capital to invest in category-defining software companies including SecurityScorecard, Quantexa, Pentera, Carbon Black, Talon, Arctic Wolf, Aqua Security, AVG Technologies, OpenDNS and ProtectAI, in organizations where Richard serves as a member of the boards of directors. Prior to establishing Evolution, Richard was a Partner at Alpha Associates, a venture capital and private equity firm where he led a multibillion dollar investment platform with investments in software, media and infrastructure companies including as founding investor in NejTV and Sixty-K.

Richard holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Juris Doctor from the New York Law School and a B.A. from Pace University. He was awarded a Kauffman Fellowship by the Palo Alto based Society of Kauffman Fellows. He sits on the global advisory board of the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business.