Cycle Capital, a Montreal, QC-based ClimateTech venture capital investment platform, announced the addition of three new members to its Industrial Expert Advisory Committee (IEAC).
- Dr Murthy Renduchintala, who currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at Accenture plc. The former Group President and Chief Engineering Officer of Intel Inc., he also served as Executive Vice President and Co-President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies during his 12 years at Qualcomm Inc. and worked at Philips Electronics for 17 years, ending his tenure there as the Vice President of Engineering. Renduchintala sits on Advisory Boards at the University of California, San Diego – Jacobs School of Engineering and the University of California, Berkeley – Fung Institute of Engineering Leadership.
- Raj Singh, who was previously executive vice president of the processors business group at Marvell Semiconductor and joins the Cycle Capital team from San Francisco, California. He has over four decades of executive experience in technology, specializing in the semiconductor industry, including as CEO of Wavesat, a semiconductor manufacturing company that Cavium Networks acquired. Alongside his current role, Singh is the founder of Banchory LLC – an advisory tech consultancy firm – and a member of the board of directors at Kandou in Switzerland.
- Jim Witham, who was recently named Senior Vice President & Strategic Advisor at Infineon. He is the former CEO of GaN Systems, a Cycle Capital portfolio company acquired by Infineon for US$830 million this past Fall. Witham joined GaN Systems from Neoconix, a manufacturer of high-density miniature connectors. As CEO of Neoconix, he implemented strategic changes which dramatically increased revenue and resulted in the company’s acquisition by Unimicron Technology. Prior to Neoconix, Witham was CEO of Fultec Semiconductor, where his team designed and manufactured circuit protection devices using high-voltage silicon, silicon carbide and gallium nitride (GaN) transistors.
They join Bertrand Gautier, Founding Partner at Schroders Greencoat Capital, already a member of Cycle Capital Fund IV advisory committee, along with current representatives from Cycle Capital’s Limited Partners (LPs), to support the team in its mission to scale deep tech companies developing enabling technologies in the transition to net zero.
Led by Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner, Cycle Capital is a ClimateTech venture capital platform scaling impactful, sustainable innovation. Founded in 2009, the firm invests across North America, Europe and Asia in growing companies commercializing solutions to the major ecological challenges and contributing to a net-zero transition. Cycle Capital is the founder of Cycle Momentum Accelerator + Innovation Engine, and has developed an ESG and impact assessment methodology integrated into the investment workflow from the pre-investment phase to the exit of the portfolio company.