Board member and Pitch Slam co-chair. Rich Grant is a co-founder and managing director of Touchdown Ventures, a firm that partners with leading corporations to manage their corporate venture capital activities. In this role, Rich works closely with several large corporations including The Kellogg Company (and their venture capital fund eighteen94 capital), and is involved in all aspects of the investment process including identifying, evaluating, executing and managing venture investments. Prior to founding Touchdown, Rich held corporate strategy, development and venture capital roles with Comcast, Sony Pictures and Lehman Brothers. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara and The Wharton School, Rich now resides in Alameda, CA with his wife Allison and two boys, Carter and Landon.