Our Team

Rob Richards


Rob is a high-tech operations veteran with over 25 years of senior management experience in IT, telecom, aerospace, and enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS). As Chief Operating Officer of one of the first SaaS companies, Rob helped pioneer the software subscription model and managed the company through its NASDAQ IPO. Since then, he has acted as an early advisor and interim CEO for several start-ups, managing private placements and growth activity.

Rob is co-founder and General Partner at Plaza Ventures, an early-growth stage VC with a portfolio spanning proptech, intelligent transportation, IoT, marketplaces, ad tech, and enterprise SaaS. Rob sits on the boards of several companies and is passionate about the impact of technology on economic and social advancement.

While operating Plaza Ventures within Plazacorp, Rob developed the vision for Key: applying digital innovation to the condo ownership journey in order to get millions of millennials stuck renting for much of their adult lives onto the property ladder sooner, building wealth while being able to live in the city.