Raymond Chik

Angelpreneer: Angel Investor / Serial Entrepreneur / Chip Design Engineer

Raymond Chik is a semiconductor chip design engineer, serial entrepreneur and an angel investor.
He completed his PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1995. Since then he has co-founded several semiconductor start-ups, including his latest in AI HW compute acceleration – Untether AI, most of them in Toronto.
In addition to serving on advisory boards of several semiconductor startups and a venture partner at Network VC. Raymond also served as the founding chair of the Toronto IEEE Solid-State Circuits Chapter. And In 2022, Raymond was honoured with the ACCE (Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs) Best Startup Award.


thursday – 10:30am

Time Icon 45 mins

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Fundraising For Hardware

Are you a hardware startup developing deep tech solutions looking to fundraise?  We’ll be joined by Yuri Navarro and Raymond Chik, experienced investors and founding members of VentureLab’s Hardware Investor Network, who will provide the investor’s perspective on what hardware investors are looking for when making investment decisions.  This roundtable will include insights and analysis into the startup metrics that are important to hardware investors, hardware investment due diligence, funding resources for Canadian hardware startups and more.

wednesday – 11:05am AI Sustainability

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Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

Sustainable Semiconductor Solutions with AI

As AI processing demands soar to new heights, so does the importance of sustainable hardware solutions. Join us for a thought-provoking talk that explores the critical intersection of AI and semiconductor technology. Discover how the semiconductor industry is taking monumental strides to ensure efficient AI processing while minimizing environmental impact.