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Heidi Roizen

Heidi Roizen is a managing director of SOFTBANK Venture Capital, a $600-million venture fund focused on early-stage Internet companies. Her career has included roles as an entrepreneur, CEO and corporate executive.

Roizen currently serves on the boards of directors of Bayla, DoDots Inc.,,, Great Plains Software, Preview Systems, and the Software Development Forum. She is also an advisory board member of Time Domain Corporation and, and a member of the Stanford Board of Trustees Nominating Committee.

Before joining SOFTBANK, Roizen was vice president of worldwide developer relations at Apple Computer, where she and her 300-person team were responsible for creating and managing programs to facilitate developer support of Apple platforms. Before joining Apple, she served for 13 years as CEO of T/Maker Company, a successful software developer and publisher.

Roizen is a past president of the Software Publisher's Association and has served as a public governor of the Pacific Exchange. She has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the microcomputer industry by MicroTimes, Personal Computing and Upside.

Roizen has a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Atherton, California.


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