Corporate Venture Capital, LG Electronics
Ray Schuder is a Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital at LG Electronics. Previously Ray was a Managing Director at Hewlett Packard Ventures. Ray led Hewlett Packard's investments and served as a Board Observer in Adallom and Hexadite (both acquired by Microsoft). He also led Hewlett Packard's investments in Chargifi, Platform9, SafeBreach, Keen IO (acquired by Scaleworks), Tamr and Chef and is a Board Observer with each company.
Prior to joining HP, Ray co-founded and served as Head of AMD Ventures, where he led 13 investments including ViVu (acquired by Polycom), Aviary (acquired by Adobe), Mixamo (acquired by Adobe), Bluestacks, Matterport, Raptr and Tango.
Previously, Ray was a Principal at El Dorado Ventures (EDV), where he sourced and led EDV's investment in Scout Labs (acquired by Lithium Technologies). Ray has also held positions at Pequot Ventures, where he focused on investments in hardware and communications; and Silicon Valley BancVentures, where he managed the hardware practice.
Ray has also served as a Product Manager at NVIDIA and Loudcloud, and began his career at Hewlett Packard and HP Labs as a product development and research engineer.
In addition to these roles, Ray has performed M&A advisory work for Broadview International, and has served as a technical consultant to Agilent Technologies and several venture-backed companies.
Ray graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Ray earned two Masters Degrees from the Stanford University Graduate School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. At Stanford, Ray received an AIM Entrance Fellowship and earned the Stanford University Centennial Teaching Assistant Award.
In 2014 Ray was named to Global Corporate Venturing's Powerlist 100. In 2016 Ray was ranked 10th Globally on Global Corporate Venturing's Rising Stars. He is a named inventor on eight U.S. patents.