Dr. Nicholas Brathwaite

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Dr. Nicholas Earle Brathwaite, an Inventor, Entrepreneur, International Business Executive and Founding Managing Partner of WRVI Capital — a technology venture capital firm focused on accelerating the monetization and scaling of disruptive companies globally.

In addition to WRVI Capital, Dr. Brathwaite also co-founded Riverwood Capital a private equity firm focused on investments in high growth technology and related companies.

Prior to starting Riverwood Capital, he spent over 25 years developing technology and building technology-oriented businesses. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Aptina Imaging a semiconductor company that was sold to ON Semiconductor.

From 1996 to 2007, Dr. Brathwaite served as the Chief Technology Officer at Flextronics, where he oversaw the launch and growth of several of Flextronics’ largest business units, including an innovative push into product development.
He started his career at Intel before leaving to become a founding member of nChip where he was responsible for the development of industry-leading advanced multi-chip module assembly processes.

He earned a M.Sc. Degree in Polymer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada and a B.Sc. (Honors) Degree in Applied Chemistry from McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Brathwaite who is currently a director of on the boards of Inphi, Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Power Integrations and Atonarp was granted honorary doctorates by McMaster University and The University of the West Indies.