About Razer

About Razer

About

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the world, with a fan base that spans every continent. The company has designed and built one of the largest integrated hardware and software platforms for gamers with over 35 million users. Razer is transforming interactive entertainment across multiple platforms, including the PC, console and mobile.

Razer’s award-winning products include an array of hardware and software. Among its signature products are high-performance PC and console peripherals, the Razer Blade line of gaming laptops, software services such as Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher), and zGold (a virtual currency and payment engine for gamers). The company additionally provides audiovisual certification and IP development services through its subsidiary THX Ltd.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in San Francisco, Razer is backed by Digital Grid, Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Temasek.

History

Pre-History

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  • Razer wins “Best of CES” for the seventh year running for Project Ariana (“Best Gaming” as well as the “People’s Choice” awards).
  • Mobile start-up Nextbit is acquired by Razer.
  • Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 launched.

Management Team

Min-Liang Tan
Founder, CEO

Min-Liang Tan is the co-founder, CEO and creative director of Razer. He directs and oversees the design and development of all Razer products.

Min-Liang is a trained technology lawyer and worked at one of the top intellectual property and technology law firms in Singapore before he founded Razer in 2005. He holds an LL. B from the National University of Singapore.

Min-Liang was born in Singapore and now resides in San Francisco.

Khaw Kheng Joo
COO

Khaw Kheng Joo joined Razer in 2009 and has served as our COO since 2012. Prior to Razer, Khaw held various positions at technology companies including CEO of MediaRing, Ltd., President of Omni Electronics and Senior Vice President at Celestica, Inc. Before that, Khaw spent 26 years at Hewlett-Packard, including serving as the General Manager of HP’s Handheld Product Division. Khaw led the effort to start manufacturing in China and to pioneer the smartphone category.

Khaw has served on the board of directors of Total Automation, Ltd., Amtek Engineering, Ltd., Senoko Power., Singapore Airport Terminal Service, Ltd. (SATS), Economic Development of Singapore (EDB) and Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (MFLX).

Khaw holds an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University, California and a Bachelor of Science in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University.

Edwin Chan
CFO

Edwin Chan has more than 13 years of experience in corporate finance and capital markets, with a focus on technology and emerging markets. Since joining Razer in 2009, Edwin has led corporate strategic initiatives including Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management ICT projects. In addition, Edwin spearheaded capital raising efforts that led to new investments from IDG-Accel and Temasek Holdings Heliconia Capital Management.

Prior to Razer, Edwin was at Artesian Capital Management overseeing the convertible bonds portfolio and managing equity and bond investments. Before that, he joined Chartered Semiconductor to lead their Corporate Finance efforts, re-capitalizing the company’s balance sheet and raising more than US$2Bn in capital. Edwin started his career as a capital markets banker at Salomon Smith Barney in Hong Kong.

Edwin graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a B.Sc. Accounting and Finance (First Class Honors).

Mike Dilmagani
SVP - Sales & Marketing

Mike has served as Razer's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing since January 2010. He served as Razer's general manager and vice president of sales and marketing from October 2006 to January 2010 and as Razer's vice president of sales from October 2005 to October 2006.

Prior to joining Razer, Mike was the director of sales for EPO Technology of America, Inc., a manufacturer of optical drives, and was the national sales director for Newcom, Inc. until its initial public offering in 1998.

Mike holds a BS in economics from Tehran College and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

Board of Advisors

Rahul Sood
General Manager & Partner, Microsoft Ventures

Rahul Sood is General Manager of Microsoft Ventures. His team operates startup accelerators and outreach around the world. They also run a strategic fund that makes seed investments in startup companies from their portfolio and others.

Rahul launched Microsoft Ventures in June 2013, after creating the Bing Fund in 2012. He joined Razer’s Board of Advisors in 2013.

A serial entrepreneur, Rahul spent 18 years at multiple startups prior to joining Microsoft in 2011. He founded luxury and gaming computer manufacturer VoodooPC, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2006.

Sood is a co-founder of BrightSquid Medical, a unique collaboration platform for medical professionals, which was subsequently acquired by NetworksMD. He co-founded BrightSquid Dental, created BullsOnWallstreet, and is an active angel investor in a number of small Canadian-based energy companies.

He is active in the entrepreneurial community, helping and mentoring a variety of startups. Sood often speaks of creating balanced teams by bringing design + technology + business together to create beautiful products. You can find him on Twitter @rahulsood.

Ed Fries

Ed Fries joined Razer’s Board of Advisors in 2010.

He created his first video games for the Atari 800 in the early 1980s. Ed then spent 18 years at Microsoft, starting as an early developer of Excel and Word and then created Microsoft Game Studios. Over eight years, he grew the team from 50 people to over 1200, published more than 100 games, co-founded the Xbox project, and made Microsoft one of the leaders in the video game business.

In 2004, Ed retired as Microsoft Vice President to continue his work in the video game business as board member, advisor and consultant.

In 2007, Ed launched FigurePrints, a company that uses color 3D printing technology to bring video game characters to life. In 2010, Ed released “Halo 2600”, a “demake” of the Halo video game series for the Atari 2600 and is one of the first two video games to be added to the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Investors

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek.