Dr. Maha Achour

Venture Partner, Chakra Fund

Maha has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in the semiconductor, wireless RF, optical communications, sensing and defense industries — with both startup and public companies.

Recognized for her deep technology background, management, and business development skills, Maha was recently named to Forbes’ “50 Over 50 – Vision” list of women who are successfully running companies and leading movements.

Before founding and leading Metawave, she served as co-Founder and CEO of Polyceed-Dyenamics (where she serves now as Chair of the Board), Co-founder and CTO of Rayspan, Director of Advanced Technology at SDRC (Boeing), Director of Advanced Technology at Optical Access, and lead System Engineer at Tiernan Comm where she worked on first broadcast HDTV-over satellite system. She has also led various DARPA projects in advanced wireless MIMO and optical device technologies. A sought-after industry speaker and thought leader, Maha holds a doctorate degree in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. She has authored more than 35 publications, holds more than 90+ granted patents, and has more than 150 pending patent applications.

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