Unreasonable Fellows

Brendan Richardson

Co-Founder & CEO at Astraea

Brendan is an Unreasonable Fellow. Brendan has participated in 3 programs, including Unreasonable CHANGE 2022.
Brendan Richardson has been involved with early-stage startups as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, Board member and Limited Partner for more than 25 years. Prior to Astraea, he was a co-founder and the founding CEO of PsiKick/Everactive, a successful Ultra-Low-Power wireless semiconductor and systems startup. From 1993 to 2007, he was a venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley and Geneva, Switzerland, investing in early-stage tech companies in Europe and the U.S. His early career included stints in strategy consulting, financial analysis and fundraising (as Director of Sponsorship for the Whitewater Rafting World Championships). He is currently a non-Executive Director at Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS), the world's leading provider of industrial scale vertical farming technology based in Edinburgh, U.K. Brendan is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches VC Investing and Entrepreneurship. He received his B.S. in Finance from UVA.