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Richard M. Burnes

chairman, Museum of Science

Richard M. Burnes is a founding member and general partner at Charles River Ventures, one of the nation's major venture capital firms. He has been a venture capitalist since beginning his career in 1965, and co-founded Charles River Ventures in 1970, playing a major role in the firm's development. His focus in recent years has been investment in the fields of communications and information services. He holds a BA degree from Harvard University, and a MD in Business Administration from Boston University. Among his other interests, he is a trustee of Boston's Museum of Science, and Vice Chair of the Sea Education Association. Mr. Burnes is a past chairman of the board of the Middlesex School, and has been a major fundraiser for that institution. He is also a director of Concord Communications and Passport Corporation.