Dr. Chwang is the Chairman and President of iD Ventures America, and is also a General Partner of iD SoftCapital.
Since 1998, iD Ventures America has managed a total of $250 million of venture capital investments in innovating technology start-up companies based in Silicon Valley, and the greater Boston area. Among the notable successes are iRobot (creator of consumer robots, Roomba, and military robot, Packbot); Harmonix Music (creator of music games: Guitar Hero and Rock Band), Artx (silicon chips for Nintendo GameCube), as well as companies such as Allayers (acquired by Broadcom), Monolithic Power System (NASDAQ IPO), Centrality Communications (acquired by SiRF), Airmagnet (acquired by Fluke Electronics), and others.
Dr. Chwang is currently serving as an active board member of a number of IDVA’s portfolio companies such as Zeo Inc., CHiL Semiconductor Corp., CoAdna Photonics Inc., Sensable Technologies Inc., Silicon Frontline Technology Inc., and Luxnet Corp. He also serves on the board of iRobot Corporation in Bedford, MA and AU Optronics Corporation in, Hisinchu, Taiwan.
Dr. Chwang holds a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada .and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.