Richard Brekka is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Second Alpha. He is a passionate spokesman for the importance of secondary investing to the overall health of the innovation economy. For more than twenty years, Richard has invested in growth-oriented tech companies – particularly software-as-a-service, mobile content, communication services and Internet opportunities. He currently serves on the board of TeraGo Networks (TSX: TGO) and is a board observer to Prove Identity, Inc.
Prior to founding Second Alpha, Richard was President, Managing Partner and founder of Dolphin Equity Partners, a New York-based venture firm. Between 1998 and 2010, Dolphin raised two funds and invested in nearly three dozen portfolio companies.
Before Dolphin, Richard was a Managing Director in the private equity investment group at CIBC and President of CIBC’s U.S. private equity subsidiaries.
Richard holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Chicago.