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Mark Harward

Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

CEO, KarMic Design Private Ltd. Previously CTO, Syndiant, Inc.

CEO, KarMic Design Private Ltd. Previously CTO, Syndiant, Inc.

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KarMic Design Pvt. Ltd.


TestChip Technologies
Syndiant, Inc
KarMic Design
Cricket Semiconductor


CEO KarMic Design Private Ltd September 2013 - present
CTO Syndiant, Inc October 2011 - September 2013
Co-Founder / BOD member KarMic Design Pvt. Ltd. October 1999 - September 2013
CEO Syndiant, Inc October 2004 - October 2011
CEO TestChip Technologies March 1994 - September 2002
MTS / Program Manager Texas Instruments August 1985 - March 1994
MTS MOSTEK June 1984 - August 1985


Southern Methodist University Electrical Engineering 1984 - 1987
University of Missouri-Rolla Electrical Engineering 1981 - 1984
Northwest Missouri State University Pre-engineering 1978 - 1981

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Steve Clemons
They're my advisor  •  Partner, Basinger Leggett Clemons Bowling Shore & Crouch, PLLC.
Felipe Mendoza
We worked together  •  Investor: Theatro, CloudCoreo, JamKazam, Nimbix, ZenCash, NetSocket.
Patient, thoughtful leader.
Rajiv Shah
We worked together  •  Clinical Professor, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas and Co-founder and Managing Partner, Timmaron Capital Advisors.
Mark would be a great advisor because he has been in those situations before. Also, he has started and grown a number of new ventures both ... within and outside large corporations. Having been there, done that a number of times, as well as having deep knowledge of the processes of both venture launch and product development through commercial release, he will be a great advisor!!
Tom Vrotsos
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering (part time), University of Arkansas. Previously TI Fellow - Retired, Texas Instruments.
Mark is brilliant... Great track record... He has been a successful CEO for a number of years... And he knows his stuff in technology...
Tim Turner
We worked together  •  Owner, Texas Semicon Labs, LLC. Previously Researcher, Reliability Center, Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
Mark has an established background in founding and running high tech companies. At different times I have worked with Mark or competed agai ... nst Mark's companies and in all cases have found him to be a gentleman with a clear understanding of the priinciples driving the market. It would be rare to find someone with Mark's combination of international high tech start-up experience and his patient, co-operative personality. This combiantion should make Mark a great advisor. He'd be the first peson I would go to for advise. Mark has put together talented teams that have been dedicated to his company. A great deal of his success has been his ability to make his customers almost become part of his companies. He is able to make his customers feel proud of his company's success while building a tight partnership with them. I'd rate "customer relationship building" as probably his strongest area, but his wide background gives him authority in most areas of business.
Pallab Chatterjee
They're my advisor  •  Managing Director, Symphony Technology Group and Managing Director, Symphony Technology Group. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.
Yes mark would be a great Advisor and Entrepreneur. I have known Mark for over 20 years. He is a very hard worker and great operator.
Brenda Stoner
We worked together  •  Founder / Chief Good Guy, PICKUP LLC and Founder and President, Enceutical Corp.
Mark has some of the best innate intelligence of anyone I've ever worked with. He knows the mind of the customer, the vendors and supply cha ... in and the unique challenges of the startup employee. He has built businesses brick by brick from the ground up with both bootstrap models and with other people's money.
Keith Lewis
We worked together  •  Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Syndiant, Inc. Previously Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Ambrado. Colorado State grad.
Sold leader with passion and drive. No one works harder and smarter.
Scott Hager
We worked together  •  Distributor, Lima Corporate and Distributor, OsteoMed.
I've observed Mark's leadership during organizational humanitarian trips into the Texas state prison system. He inspired and organized volu ... nteers and coordinated efforts with the prison staff. He does an excellent job and demonstrated strong leadership and strategy to maximize results by coordinating many variables and affecting outcomes. Mark also leads by example.
Mohan Kumar
We worked together  •  Director, CRMNEXT and Director, Manthan. Kellogg grad.
Mark has lots of International exposure working with different culture in ASIA. He can switch from Engineering to Marketing to Sales since h ... e has done such roles in his previous two startups that I am closely aware. His ability to have multiple perspective is what makes Mark an awesome advisor invaluable to any startup.
Mahesh Mehendale
We worked together  •  TI Fellow, Texas Instruments.
Mark is a strong leader and has more than 20 years of experience leading multiple product developments, teams and organizations in the semic ... onductor field. His teams have been located globally, so he has worked with/led teams across different cultures/regions WW. As a successful entrepreneur I have seen him bring in a unique combination of technology innovation. strategic thinking, ability to dream big, take risks and most importantly inspire and lead teams. His rich experience over the last 20+ years makes him a great advisor.
Tim Glasson
We worked together  •  President, Board of Directors, ISPE and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, AM Technical Solutions, Inc.
Mark has great executive insight and has been in the high tech manufacturing industry for many years. Mark has a servant leadership style an ... d builds confidence with the people he does business with. He is passionate about the business endeavors he is involved in. A person that is a joy to be around and at the same time a natural teacher and leader.
Sami Kiriaki
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments. Previously Vice President, Texas Instruments.
Paul Koch
We worked together  •  Director, Customer Engineering, GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Previously Technology Strategy Director & Chief of Staff to CTO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES.
Mark has been responsible for leading 3 successful start-ups in a variety of semiconductor application spaces. We first worked together whe ... n he founded TestChip Technologies over 20 years ago. Mark demonstrated good strategic thinking and excellent customer service. We've both led India-based technology teams. Mark demonstrates culturally aware leadership and commitment to his team. Mark is able to synthesize a diverse range of semiconductor solutions from technology through design and into production.
Karl Guttag
We worked together  •  President, KGOnTech. Previously CTO and Founder, Navdy. University of Michigan grad.
Mark has experience starting up and leading technical companies, and has considerable experience in semiconductors. He is particularly g ... ood at finding and hiring good talent.

Karl Guttag
We worked together  •  President, KGOnTech. Previously CTO and Founder, Navdy. University of Michigan grad.
Karl was the entrepreneurial co-founder of a company with me, Syndiant, Inc. Karl is a brilliant engineer capable of architecting breakthr ... ough solutions with significant economic benefit.