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Lucien Ruby

Lucien Ruby, American venture capitalist. Member Software Entrepreneurs Forum (founder), Harvard Old Boys Club, Rugby Football Club (president 1984-1988).


  • Ruby, Lucien was born on February 9, 1944 in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Clyde and Lorena (Dempster) Ruby.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Duke University, 1966. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1977.


    • Founder Ruby Enterprises, Washington, 1969-1975. Founder, chief executive officer Combined Supply Group, 1972-1974. Manager Vermont Investment Capital, South Royalton, 1976-1977.

      Consultant The Strategic Planning Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977-1978. Principal Brentwood Associates, Los Angeles, 1979-1984. Consultant Ridgeback Partners, San Francisco, 1984-1986.

      Founder, managing general partner Quest Ventures, since 1984. Board directors Chang Laboratories, San Jose, California, Ruby Concrete Company, Madisonville, Kentucky, Lokring Corporation, Redwood City, California, Custom Collection, San Francisco, Bend (Oregon) Membrane Technologies, New World Power, New York, RESNA Industries, San Francisco.


    • Author: Venture Capital Investing, 1977. Contributor: Corporate Creativity, 1984, Financing and Managing Fast Growth Company, 1987.


    Member Software Entrepreneurs Forum (founder), Harvard Old Boys Club, Rugby Football Club (president 1984-1988).


    • Married Caryl B. Welborn, April 11, 1987.
    • father: Clyde Ruby
    • mother: Lorena (Dempster) Ruby
    • spouse: Caryl B. Welborn
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    Born February 9, 1944
    (age 73)
    • 1966
      Duke University
    • 1977
      Harvard University
    • 1969 - 1975
      Founder Ruby Enterprises
      Washington, United States
    • 1976 - 1977
      manager, Vermont Investment Capital
      South Royalton, Vermont, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      consultant, The Strategic Planning Institute
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1979 - 1984
      principal Brentwood Associate, s
    • 1984 - 1986
      consultant, Ridgeback Partners
      San Francisco, California, United States
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