Our Company

Formed by leaders and innovators in wireless communications

Having pioneered wireless systems, Movandi is solving real-world 5G mmWave deployments with unmatched differentiation and high performance core technology in 5G integrated circuits, antennas, systems, and algorithms design disciplines, to enable 5G to its full potential. Movandi’s strong and diverse system portfolio of IP and patents plays a critical role across the complete 5G ecosystem, from infrastructure to mobile, while allowing for maximum 5G coverage. Movandi’s flexible solutions solve 5G mmWave deployment cost and schedule challenges, and provide future-proof solutions utilizing mesh and routing to further improve 5G coverage and capacity.

Movandi is a venture backed startup, founded by internationally recognized siblings, leaders and innovators – Maryam Rofougaran and Reza Rofougaran.

Their vision and accomplishments have had a major impact on the wireless industry and these systems are shipping in billions of flagship products across nearly every industry and wireless application. You may not know it, but you likely own one or more devices that contain the wireless technology or system that they have directly contributed to.

Together this sibling powerhouse holds over 1000 patents, ranking them as one of the top twenty patent holders in the world. Previously, Maryam and Reza co-founded Innovent Systems, which was acquired by Broadcom, creating the largest supplier of wireless connectivity technology.

They pioneered the development of RF CMOS across cellular, microwave backhaul, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/GNSS, NFC, Femto cell, and other standards including the integration of multiple standards into a single chip – and now are enabling 5G and other multi-gigabit networks, by providing cost effective, scalable, integrated RF, antenna technology and systems to meet the demand for high frequency, millimeter wave performance.

Movandi brings a unique way of solving what is a big challenge today, which is taking advantage of high frequency millimeter waves that are required to unlock the potential of 5G and other high frequency communications. The company’s approach enables infrastructure providers and operators to unlock the massive benefit associated with the data rates and latencies these higher frequencies can offer.

Movandi has formed a world class development team with a proven track record in the development of RF, antennas, and systems. The core team is augmented by an impressive advisory and consulting team, bringing together recognized leaders in business, technology, and manufacturing.

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Management Team

Reza Rofougaran

CTO / Co-CEO & Founder

Reza Rofougaran is a leading pioneer, engineering executive, and entrepreneur in wireless system design. He was co-founder of Innovent Systems in 1998, and is one of the top ten patent holders in U.S. and top twenty patent holders in the world. Reza is a Fellow of IEEE and Broadcom and was influential in starting and building the wireless business at Broadcom that shipped in excess of 1.5 billion radios per year. Reza holds over 800 issued patents.

Maryam Rofougaran

Co-CEO / COO & Founder

Maryam is a transformational inventor, technology executive, and entrepreneur in the field of electrical engineering, with a focus on wireless technologies. She was co-founder of Innovent Systems in 1998, and has been listed on the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. Maryam was instrumental in starting and building the wireless business at Broadcom and in growing it to annual revenues of more than $3 billion. Maryam holds over 250 issued patents.

Scott Burri

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

Scott was the Managing General Partner, founder of Huntington Ventures since 2000, working closely with management teams as a venture investor in early stage semiconductor and technology companies. He has been instrumental in a number of successful venture investments and led the creation of sustainable high growth business models including Innovent Systems (acquired by Broadcom), PairGain Technologies, Pathlight and many others.

BILL RUEHLE

CFO

Bill has led two very successful IPOs and many acquisitions. Ruehle joined Broadcom in 1997 and managed their successful IPO and hyper revenue growth. When he left Broadcom in 2006, the company was the leader in wireless communications semiconductors. He was CFO of SynOptics and led their IPO. This is the second time he is working with this team and will be part of the most innovative and performance driven teams in the world.

Advisory Board

Nicholas Alexopoulas

UCI Dean Engineering,
UCLA Chair Engineering,
Broadcom

Sandeep Chennakeshu

Former President, BlackBerry,
President, Ericsson
and Ericsson CTO

Mohsen Moazami

General Partner
Primera Capital

Arogyaswami Paulraj

Stanford Engineering

Homayoun Razavi

SVP, RingCentral
Primera Capital

Pieter Vorenkamp

Broadcom Operations,
Cadence, Syntiant

Board Members

Lip-Bu Tan

CEO Cadence Design,
Chairman Walden Intl.

Bobby Yazdani

Founder/Managing Partner
Cota Capital

Q Motiwala

Managing Director
DNX Ventures

Sriram Viswanathan

Founder/Managing Partner
WVRI Capital

Ben Yu (Board Observer)

Managing Partner
Sierra Ventures

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Our Investors

Movandi is backed by leading investors who are true partners who value technology innovation as much as we do.