Atiq Raza Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 11

  • Portfolio
  • 5

  • Exits
  • 8


Atiq Raza General Information


Mr. Atiq Raza serves as Chairman of the Board at Virsec. He serves as Board Member at Arteris. He serves as Advisor at CyberSaint Security. He s a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Argean Capital. He serves as a Board Member at Weebit Nano. He serves as Chairman at PeerNova. He 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 serves as Board Member at Klearnow. 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.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • United States
+1 (408) 000-0000

Atiq Raza Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Cerebras 27-Nov-2018 Later Stage VC 0000 Application Specific Semiconductors Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Analog Inference 29-Mar-2018 00000 00000 00.00 Computers, Parts and Peripherals Generating Revenue 0000 0000
PeerNova 25-Mar-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Avaamo 08-Oct-2014 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Tagstand 18-Sep-2014 0000 00000 00.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Seeo 08-Jun-2011 00000 00000 000.00 Energy Storage Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Violin Systems 25-Jan-2010 00000 00000 000.00 Storage (IT) Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000 0000
Validity Sensors 17-Oct-2006 00000 00000 0000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 0000 0000
Everypath 20-Jan-2000 Early Stage VC 0000 Automation/Workflow Software Out of Business 0000 0000
Mellanox Technologies 01-Jun-1999 Early Stage VC 00.00 Connectivity Products Profitable 0000 0000

Atiq Raza Exits (8)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Seeo 26-Aug-2015 Merger/Acquisition
Validity Sensors 07-Nov-2013 000000000000000000 00000
Violin Systems 27-Sep-2013 000 00000
RMI. 03-Jan-2012 000000000000000000
Mellanox Technologies 08-Feb-2007 000 00000
Everypath 01-Jan-2006 Out of Business
Siara Systems 01-Mar-2000 Merger/Acquisition 00.00

Atiq Raza Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Atiq Raza Team (1)

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

Atiq Raza FAQs

  • Who is Atiq Raza?

    Atiq Raza is an angel Investor who has made 11 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Atiq Raza?

    Atiq Raza is an angel investor.

  • What does Atiq Raza do?

    As an angel investor, Atiq Raza invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Atiq Raza hold?

    Atiq Raza holds 4 board seats including PeerNova, Arteris, CloudDefense.AI, and Weebit-Nano.

  • What has Atiq Raza invested in?

    Atiq Raza has made numerous investments in companies like Cerebras, Analog Inference, and PeerNova within the Application Specific Semiconductors, Computers, Parts and Peripherals, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Atiq Raza invested in recently?

    Atiq Raza's latest investment was on 27-Nov-2018 in Cerebras, a company within the Application Specific Semiconductors industry.

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