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Movandi CEO Maryam Rofougaran Named to Inc.’s Female Founders 200, Introducing 2023’s Most Dynamic Women Entrepreneurs

By April 5, 2023No Comments

Inc. Magazine recognizes Maryam Rofougaran for expanding 5G services at 50 percent lower costs with partnerships with leading companies, such as Verizon, Qualcomm and NXP

IRVINE, Calif., April 5, 2023Movandi, a leader in new 5G RF and millimeter-wave (mmWave) technologies and software, today announced that its CEO and cofounder Maryam Rofougaran has been named to Inc.’s Female Founders 200, which honors the women building the companies of tomorrow. The exclusive Inc. Female Founders 200 list includes woman that are trailblazing paths, forging foundations and inspiring their teams to new heights.

Maryam Rofougaran was recognized for pushing boundaries and besting the competition, including her leadership and innovation that allows for the expansion of 5G mmWave services at 50 percent lower costs through partnerships with top companies, such as Verizon, Qualcomm and NXP.

The founders cross all industries and bring with them unique stories of success from each stage of the entrepreneurial journey — from startup to going public, navigating large-scale acquisitions, or spending decades at the helm of an organization. They are reinventing everything from shoes to food and tackling challenging issues from financial literacy to reproductive health.

“I am deeply honored to be recognized alongside such an amazing group of talented women leaders who embrace creativity and ingenuity to make the world a better place,” said Maryam Rofougaran, CEO and co-founder of Movandi. “Since cofounding Movandi in 2016, the goal has always been to deliver innovative solutions that help realize the full potential of 5G connectivity and the benefits it delivers to both consumers and businesses.”

Movandi is the first wireless innovator to address 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) deployment challenges with a cost-effective, scalable, system-level solution that delivers multi-gigabit speeds for a vastly improved user experience. Unlike 5G “box providers,” Movandi offers a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of silicon, software, systems and solutions, bringing an innovative approach to RF front-end design starting with antennas, radios and algorithms required to ensure robust mmWave communications. Movandi’s innovations are attracting industry attention by delivering significant improvements in 5G mmWave networks and high-frequency spectrum communications.

Each year, Inc. editors review thousands of applications highlighting female founders who are challenging the status quo and tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. The list features women who have overcome challenges and lifted those around them, while leading impactful organizations across the country. They join the ranks of previous honorees including Jessica Alba, Tracee Ellis Ross, Rihanna, and Shonda Rhimes.

“These 200 female founders have identified solutions to difficult problems and created valuable industry-changing companies out of them. We congratulate this year’s list on their achievements and look forward to their continued success,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk.

To see the complete list, go to Launched in 2018, the Female Founders list is one of Inc.’s most esteemed franchises. Inc. magazine’s Female Founders issue (April 2023) will be available online on April 4 at and on newsstands on April 11.

About Inc.

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About Movandi

Movandi is a 5G and beyond RF semiconductor, system, and software technology company enabling a hyperconnected world, broad 5G adoption and AI applications across multiple industries. Movandi is an innovator with 90 patents filed and 74 patents issued optimizing RF chipset performance, size and power efficiency, and dynamic beam forming and beam steering using intelligent algorithms, software and cloud AI and ML. Founded in 2016 by former world-recognized Broadcom RF and SoC pioneers. Movandi powered smart repeaters and technology solve the difficult 5G engineering and economic challenges by speeding up 5G mmWave deployment, extending range, enhancing coverage, penetrating physical barriers in indoor, outdoor and mobile environments, and accelerating large-scale 5G commercialization by significantly reducing capital investment and operating expenses. For more information, go to or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.