Keith Lobo

Keith’s career includes twenty-two years in the Semiconductor industry. He helped build and run three landmark startups, LSI Logic (now part of Broadcom), Chips & Technologies (now part of Intel), and Quickturn Design Systems (now part of Cadence.) He was directly involved in two IPOs with Morgan Stanley, and has completed five successful M&A deals during his career. He also spent over ten years in early stage venture capital, most of that with Fremont Group – San Francisco where he was a General Partner in their VC fund. Keith has served on over two dozen boards, and been a Trustee of the $2.9B Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation in Madison WI, where he was also involved in helping establish a technology accelerator/incubator at UW - Madison. He has been an invited speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and at the Harvard Business School. His companies have twice won the annual Instat Kachina Award for best financially managed company in the Semiconductor Industry. The most fun thing he has ever done was a tour at sea observing flight operations on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz “somewhere” in the Pacific Ocean.