David joined Celtic House in 2000. As an investment partner, David has negotiated, led and made venture capital investments in over 50 start-up companies and has raised over $500 million for the Celtic House investment funds. He has served on a dozen company boards of directors, counseling founders and management on company formation, governance, raising financing, strategy, recruitment, technology transfers, and exits. David has represented Celtic House on over 20 successful M&A and IPO transactions. David's past investments include Avvasi (acquired by NetScout), Camilion Solutions (acquired by SAP) and Synad Technologies (acquired by STMicro). David's current investments include CanvasPop, FileFacets, Klashwerks and Nuvyyo. Prior to joining Celtic House, David spent five years as a corporate and intellectual property lawyer at Gowling WLG, one of Canada's largest law firms. He received a B.A. from Queen's University, a Law Degree from the University of Western Ontario, and is called to the bar in Ontario.
Roadmap Capital Inc.
Mr. Zine is the Executive Chairman of Roadmap Capital Inc. Previously, Mr. Zine was a Managing Director in Global Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, where he was responsible for providing strategic and financial advice to many of Canada’s largest corporations, entrepreneurs and private equity firms. Mr. Zine has over 15 years of experience executing public or private equity and debt financings, as well as mergers & acquisitions for a wide range of Canadian companies in the consumer, retail, healthcare, transportation and industrials sectors. Notable transactions include the $7.5 billion acquisition of Viterra by Glencore, a $500 million Canadian Pacific equity offering, $750 million Teranet IPO, $900 million Tim Hortons IPO, $5.6 billion sale of Dofasco to Arcelor, and $300 million private debt offering by MDS Heathcare.
Ron has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry in both the technical and commercial aspects of the business. He founded Peraso Technologies in September 2008, and closed $10M Series A financing for the company in October 2009. Ron was also the founder of Cogency Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development of modems for use in powerline networking. While at Cogency, Ron sat on the Board of Directors of the HomePlug Alliance, the predominant standard in the powerline networking market. Cogency was sold to Intellon Corporation in 2004, and he become President of Intellon at that time. Intellon was subsequently purchased by Atheros (NASDAQ: ATHR) for $244M in December 2009, and the bulk of the original Cogency engineering team continues to operate in Toronto, ON.
Imed Zine received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada, in 2006, with a focus on Radio Frequencies devices and MEMS fabrication. He joined CMC Microsystems in 2007 as a Senior Engineer and was involved in projects related to GaN MMIC, Silicon photonics, Nanotechnology and packaging. In 2010, he moved to the Business Development Department to work as a Technology Advisor, Microsystems and Nanotechnology where he worked on different projects in order to grow the organization activities in Semiconductors and Microsystems. Currently, he is a principal at Roadmap Capital. Roadmap invests in mid to late stage companies in technology-oriented companies.