Rick has been an entrepreneur and software architect for more than 40 years. Although his degree is in Math, he has published research in areas as diverse as biology and satellite software, and has a background in biochemistry, organic chemistry and complex project management. He’s written software that’s flown to Mars three times and on several other near and deep space missions. He’s the primary author of five patents, and has had a software-oriented book published. He owned and operated a small business in Silicon Valley for about 20 yrs, and has worked with about a dozen startups. Rick moved to New Zealand in 2006. His hobbies include ham radio and asteroid tracking.