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Atiq Raza


Mr. Atiq Raza served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at CALIENT Technologies. He serves as Operating Partner at TeleSoft Partners. He also serves as Chairman of the Board at Validity, a biometric solutions company and Chairman of eASIC, a structured ASIC company. He is also on the board of Seeo, a next-generation Li-ion battery company and serves on the Stanford University School of Engineering Advisory Board. He was a Board Member of Solantro Semiconductor. He is an industry veteran and has been working in engineering leadership and senior management positions for the past thirty-two years. He was Chairman and CEO of NexGen, the first company to challenge Intel in microprocessors. NexGen became a public company and subsequently was acquired by AMD for approximately $850 million in AMD stock. He became the President and COO of AMD and served on its Board of Directors. At AMD, he laid the foundation of its processor business and brought the AMD-K6 and Athlon products to market and established the Opteron 64-bit instruction set architecture. Prior to NexGen, he held various management positions at VLSI technology Incorporated, most notably the president of Technology Centers. Post AMD, he founded Raza Microelectronics Incorporated (RMI). RMI was acquired by NetLogic in October 2009. RMI as part of NetLogic is sampling the XLP Multi-issue Multi-threaded Processor, and is recognized by the Microprocessor Report as one of the most outstanding Processors in the industry today. He also serves as Chief Technology Advisor to NetLogic. He has been on the boards of several successful start-ups including Mellanox (now a public company), SiByte (acquired by Broadcom for $2.2 billion), Siara (acquired by Redback for $4 billion), VxTel (acquired by Intel for $500 million) and Magma (now a public company). He has several degrees, including his Bachelor's degree with honors in Physics from Punjab University, with a double bachelor's degree in Philosophy, his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of London, and his Master's degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • United States

Atiq Raza Investments (10)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Analog Inference 29-Mar-2018 Early Stage VC 00.00 Other Commercial Products Startup 0000 0000
00000000 25-Mar-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Database Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000
000000 08-Oct-2014 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000
00000000 18-Sep-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000
0000 08-Jun-2011 00000 00000 000.00 Energy Storage Generating Revenue 0000 0000
000000 0000000 25-Jan-2010 00000 00000 000.00 Storage (IT) Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000 0000
00000000 0000000 17-Oct-2006 00000 00000 0000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 0000 0000
000000000 20-Jan-2000 00000 00000 0000 Automation/Workflow Software Out of Business 0000 0000
Mellanox Technologies 01-Jun-1999 Early Stage VC 00.00 Connectivity Products Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Siara Systems 15-Oct-1998 Early Stage VC 00.000 Connectivity Products Generating Revenue 0000 0000
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Atiq Raza Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Seeo 26-Aug-2015 Merger/Acquisition Completed
  • Robert Bosch
00000000 0000000 07-Nov-2013 000000000000000000 00000 Completed
  • 000000000
000000 0000000 27-Sep-2013 000 00000 Completed
000 03-Jan-2012 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000 00000000
00000000 000000000 08-Feb-2007 000 00000 Completed
Everypath 01-Jan-2006 Out of Business Completed
Siara Systems 01-Mar-2000 Merger/Acquisition 00.00 Completed
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Atiq Raza Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Atiq Raza Angel Investor 00 0 Palo Alto, CA