Richard Anders

Managing Director, Rubin/Anders


Richard Anders is an investor and long-time entrepreneur. He founded the legal software publishing company Jurisoft, which he sold to Lexis/Nexis, published newspapers including Boston Digital Industry and New York Digital Industry and currently serves as managing director of Rubin/Anders Scientific, which places scientists as consultants in patent projects. He has invested in approximately two dozen early-stage startups.

Anders is an overseer at the Museum of Science in Boston where he served as a trustee for nearly 20 years. At the museum he was most recently a member of the food committee, exploring science education around the issues of food and its preparation. He is a trustee of the Forsyth Institute and an overseer at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Gardner Museum. Anders founded and currently runs MA Medical Angels (MA2), one of the country’s leading angel groups focused exclusively on life sciences. He has founded the angel group Launchpad, the nationally renowned Science on Screen event at the Coolidge Corner Cinema and was a founding trustee of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council. He served for many years as a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Center Institutional Review Board. He has been a board member or board observer at multiple life science startups. Anders teaches medical device entrepreneurship at the Harvard/MIT HST program. He is a graduate Summa Cum Laude in Mathematics from Harvard and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Richard currently serves on The Forsyth Institute’s Patent Committee.