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Rick Prostko

Managing Director, San Francisco Office

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“Walt Disney remarked, ‘It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.’ I believe this captures the essence of entrepreneurialism and venture investing. At Comcast Ventures we strive to identify the pioneers of tomorrow and work tirelessly alongside of them to transform our world.”

At Comcast Ventures

Rick focuses on leading investments in disruptive consumer internet, digital media and SaaS companies. Additionally, Rick has a particular interest in companies that bring digital intelligence to the physical world, transforming B2B and B2C interactions.

“I believe the ways in which businesses and consumers interact, in what we currently refer to as the offline world, will change dramatically over the next five to seven years and I hope to partner with entrepreneurs focused on defining those interactions.”

Before Comcast Ventures
Rick brings a background in corporate finance and over a decade of investing experience to the Comcast Ventures team. Prior to joining Comcast, Rick was a Principal at VantagePoint Capital Partners where he focused on consumer internet, digital media and SaaS investment opportunities. Rick worked closely with a variety of VantagePoint portfolio companies including: Edo Interactive, EndPlay, Identified, ReachLocal, and Wage Works.Rick began his professional career as an investment banker in the Los Angeles office of DLJ (and subsequently UBS), before transitioning to the role of an investor when he joined Summit Partners in 2003.

Education
Rick graduated with an A.B. degree from Princeton University.

Fun Fact
Rick is an avid private pilot and spends much of his free time taking to the skies “For me, flying provides a sense of freedom and serves as a constant reminder that which seems impossible… isn’t.” 
 

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