SOURCE: Razer

December 02, 2014 11:00 ET

Former Facebook and Youtube CFO Gideon Yu Joins Razer's Board of Directors

CARLSBAD, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2014) - Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced that Gideon Yu has joined its board of directors. Mr. Yu's appointment brings deep experience in high-tech and financial executive management to Razer as the company continues its fast-paced growth. 

"I'm thrilled that someone with Gideon's remarkable financial and operational experience and track record across a wide range of iconic tech, media and entertainment brands is joining Razer," said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. "We very much look forward to the value Gideon can bring at this exciting stage in our company's life."

Gideon Yu is the co-owner and former president of the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to the 49ers, he was a general partner at Khosla Ventures, where he led the firm's investment in Jack Dorsey's Square and was the founding outside board member. Previously, Mr. Yu served as the chief financial officer of both Facebook and YouTube, the first two internet companies to achieve one billion active users. He also served as the treasurer and senior vice president of Finance for Yahoo. Mr. Yu earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University and received an MBA from Harvard.

"Razer is a truly unique lifestyle brand in the tech and gaming space and has built an incredible fan base," said Mr. Yu. "The company has a great opportunity to combine its impeccably designed, innovative products with its software platform. Razer's combined focus on technology, social media and competitive gaming provides a rare opportunity for me to work across the breadth of my interests, which makes this board appointment particularly exciting."

About Razer:

Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.

Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted "Best of CES" award consecutively for four years since 2011, the company's leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community. 

Razer's award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface devices and systems, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.

Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

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