Board of Directors

Mr. Raymond Chik

Mr. Raymond Chik is a chip design engineer, entrepreneur, and angel investor.

In 2008 and 2018, he co-founded Kapik Inc. and Untether AI, focusing on efficient AI/ML accelerator chips, respectively.

Raymond also co-founded several semiconductor startups such as Issumatek, 5sentek, and Snowbush (acquired by Gennum) since 1999.

He founded the Toronto Chapter of the IEEE solid-state circuits society in 2000 and served as its Chair until 2007.

Raymond volunteers as a mentor for startup incubators like the University of Toronto Engineering Hatchery and serves as an advisor to various technology startups globally. As an angel investor, he is associated in various angel investment groups and also a founding member of the Hardware Investor Network.

Raymond and Untether AI received the ACCE Best Startup Award in 2022, among other industry awards.


He holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto and is a Senior Member of IEEE.