Meet Rick Brimacomb


Meet Rick Brimacomb, Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor at Breakthrough Impact Group. Rick began advising and investing in early-stage and emerging companies as a venture capitalist in 1991. Prior to that time, he covered and worked with early-stage companies as a research analyst and investment banker. For over two decades, Rick has helped numerous companies develop into “investment grade” opportunities, attract funding, and create shareholder value.

In 2005, Rick founded his own advisory practice, Brimacomb & Associates, where he assists business leaders in refining strategies, assembling resources, and securing funding. In essence, Rick’s main responsibility at Brimacomb & Associates is to act as a shareholder value architect on behalf of his portfolio companies.
Prior to founding his own firm, Rick joined Sherpa Partners in 1998 and co-founded the Sherpa Trek I venture capital fund in 2001. At Sherpa, he was responsible for firm strategy, fundraising, deal flow, due diligence, investment decisions, portfolio company support, executive recruitment, marketing, operations, public relations, investor relations, finance, legal, and human resources.
Previous to Sherpa, Rick was Senior Director at Smaby Group, Inc. whereas a venture catalyst he led strategic and financial advisory practices serving early-stage companies. He also co-founded Cartia, a venture capital-backed software startup, where he was Vice President of Finance and ‘right-hand man’ to the Founder and CEO.
Rick earned both his BS and his MBA from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He was named one of the “Real Power 50” in Minnesota by Minnesota Business magazine and also has been recognized by the Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” honoree.

Rick is excited about his newest venture with Breakthrough Impact Group and looks forward to learning more about your business and how he can add value!


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