Dr. Laura Oliphant is an experienced CEO, Board Member, and Investor. She is currently a General Partner at Spirit Ventures (www.spiritvc.com), a venture fund focusing on key enabling technologies for the semiconductor industry. Prior to Spirit Ventures, she was an Investment Director in Intel Capital from 2001 until her retirement from Intel in 2016. During her career in venture capital, she brought over $1B in strategic and financial value to Intel through her investments and was awarded Intel’s highest award, the Intel Achievement Award, for her contributions to Intel. After retiring from Intel, she was a member of the Board of Directors and the CEO of Translarity, an investor backed, semiconductor test startup. Laura is also part of the Board of Directors for Thin Film Electronics ASA, a public company based in Norway and Numascale AS, also based in Norway. Laura received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where her thesis research was centered on candidate batteries for electric cars.