Board of Directors

Kenneth Choi

Kenneth Choi is a founding partner and managing director of East Gate Capital Management. Kenneth has more than 20 years of venture capital and public equity investment experience in information technology, manufacturing, clean-tech research and development, and IP development and licensing companies. In addition to Intematix, Keneth serves in the board at Big Spoon (on-line game publisher), 3Cim (social media content provider), Time Voyager (social web game developer) and Blackstone Korea Advisors.

Kenneth was the president of the Korea Game Industry Agency under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which governs interactive media related policies and promotes the Korean game industry. Prior to East Gate, he was a portfolio manager of publicly traded securities at Pacific Gemini Partners and Sit/Kim International Investment Associates, Inc. Kenneth started his investment career at Citibank, N.A.

Kenneth is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), and holds Master's degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University and a B.S. in Engineering from Seoul National University.


Heidi Roizen

Heidi Roizen is Operating Partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson and is Lecturer at Stanford University.  Heidi Roizen started out her career in 1983 as co-founder and CEO of T/Maker Company, an early personal computer software company.  After T/Maker’s acquisition by Deluxe Corporation, Heidi became Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations for Apple Computer.  In 1999, she became a venture capitalist, first at Mobius Venture Capital and now at DFJ, a leading technology venture capital firm where she serves as the Operating Partner.  Heidi also currently serves on the boards of directors for DMGT (LSE:DMGT), ShareThis, Icix and Technorati.  Her prior board experience includes Great Plains Software, the Pacific Exchange, the Software Publishers Association and the National Venture Capital Association, in addition to numerous academic and non-profit boards.  Heidi also teaches the class “Spirit of Entrepreneurship” in the engineering department at Stanford University, and is the lead educator for the newly-formed DFJ Entrepreneurial Leaders Program at Stanford.  She has undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University.


Alain Harrus

Alain Harrus has spent more than 25 years in the semiconductor industry as a technologist and an investor in high-growth early-stage companies. Alain is a partner at Crosslink Capital, where he focuses on the firm’s Energy Technologies and Computing and Semiconductor venture investing activities.

Before joining Crosslink, Alain was a General Partner at Compass Technology Partners investing in technology-intensive, early stage companies. Prior to that Alain served as Vice President and and Chief Technological Officer of Novellus. During his tenure at Novellus, Alain's roles ranged from director of technology for dielectrics to director of strategic marketing, where he evaluated new technologies and opportunities designed to fuel Novellus' growth in target markets. He began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories' advanced materials development group where he developed thermal and plasma processes for thin film dielectrics deposition for semiconductor device manufacturing.

Alain earned a bachelor of science in Mathematics and master of science in Physics from the University of Paris XI at Orsay, France. Alain also holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Solid State Physics, from Temple University in Philadelphia.


Mark Swoboda

Mark Swoboda brings over 30 years of experience in the LED, solid state and semiconductor industries. Prior to joining Intematix, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgelux, where his vision transitioned the company from an R&D and chip design business into a vertically integrated solid state lighting product company. Prior to Bridgelux, Mark served as Executive Vice President of Philips Lumileds, where he led sales, marketing, applications, and custom product development teams that pioneered the power LED product class and developed high growth markets in applications including automotive forward lighting, mobile phone camera flash, LED backlighting, and general lighting. Additionally, Mark spent 17 years with the Hewlett-Packard Semiconductor Products Group in various sales, marketing, and channel management positions.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Marquette University.