Magnus Ryde

General Partner

Spirit Ventures

Magnus Ryde served as CEO of DayStar Technologies of Milpitas, CA, Intematix Corporation of Fremont, CA and FlexICs of Milpitas, CA; President of TSMC North America and senior executive positions at KLA-Tencor, the world’s leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor industry.  He currently serves on the BoD of GLO AB, and Excillum AB of Sweden. He is engaged in the establishments a new venture capital fund for Key Enabling Technologies (Spirit Ventures) and is an advisor to INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory) of Braga, Portugal.  He is a graduate of Linköping University of Sweden and he received his MS of Industrial Engineering and Executive MBA degrees from Stanford University.