In Memoriam — Dick Testa

Dick Testa, founding partner of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP and one of the pioneers of the venture capital industry, passed away last Monday night in his sleep at his home in Wayland, Mass., at the age of 63.

Dick founded Testa Hurwitz in 1973 with the intent of creating the nation’s preeminent private equity law firm. Twenty-nine years later, Testa Hurwitz has the world’s largest venture capital practice and one of the largest high-technology operating company practices in the United States. Dick leaves behind his wife of 43 years, Janet, five children and 14 grandchildren.