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Lux Capital Management

Lux Capital Management

Lux Capital Management is a venture capital firm based in NYC and Menlo Park that invests in early-stage science and tech ventures. Lux was founded in 2000.

Lux Capital Management was founded in 2000 by Josh Wolfe, Peter Hebert and Rob Paull. It is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Menlo Park, California and San Diego, California. It is a venture capital firm specialising in investments in seed, early stage investments, special situations, and corporate spinouts in areas of energy, life sciences, biopharmaceutical, healthcare and technology. In addition to seeking to be a first institutional investor in its portfolio companies, it also provides follow on funding for future financing rounds. Lux Capital is headquartered in New York with an additional office in Menlo Park and San Diego California.



The company seeks to invest in emerging technologies in areas of advances materials, drug delivery, therapeutics, mobile health, novel materials, energy technology, wireless, semiconductors, nanotechnology and biotechnology sectors. The firm also invests in machine learning, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, meta materials, robotics and solid-state electronics. Life science areas include augmented reality for the blind, neurostimulation, age extending blood transplants, synthetic biology for industry and Internet of things security for industrial and factory automation.

Investments

The firm invests in energy, life sciences, biopharmaceutical, healthcare, and technology. It also invests in emerging technologies with a focus on advanced materials, drug delivery, energy technology, nanotechnology, alternative energy technologies, and biotechnology sectors. It also invests in augmented reality for the blind, neuro-stimulation and age extending blood transplants. The firm invests between $0.1 million in companies and invests up to $20 million in a startup.



Lux Capital has raised a total of $1.1 billion across 5 funds, their latest being Lux Capital Co-Investment Fund.

Announced Date
Fund Name
Money Raised

February 1, 2007

Lux Ventures II

$100 million

February 10, 2015

Lux Ventures IV

$350 million

February 13, 2013

Lux Ventures III

$245 million

February 28, 2017

Lux Ventures V

$400 million

November 30, 2017

Lux Capital Co-Investment Fund





Investments include Auris Health Inc., Noxomi Networks and Aeva and exits including Alluvium, AltspaceVR and EverSpin Technologies.



Timeline

Funded Companies

42 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

Desktop Metal is a Burlington, Massachusetts-based metal 3D printing company founded in 2015 by Ric Fulop, Jonah Myerberg, and Ely Sachs.

A synthetic biology company that designs, builds and tests genetic circuits for the purposes programming cell therapies. Their first therapeutic candidates are aimed at solid tumors and blood cancer and the company plans to move beyond oncology.

Company developing compact, solid-state, high-performance radar system

Blockstack is a full stack internet platform for building decentralized apps.

Halo Neuroscience develops devices that use neurostimulation technology to target the brain to enhance performance for able and impaired users.

Company developing and licensing Neural Inferencing Semiconductor IP/Software and embedded FPGA hard IP and software for reconfigurable RTL in SOCs, MCUs and other ICs

Company developing a machine learning platform for creating real-time special visual effects during live video capture

An internet company building a different way to get home broadband internet. It is located in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2016.

A technology company utilizing artificial intelligence for image searches that can in turn be used in mobile applications. It is located in New York City, New York and was founded in 2013.

Mythic is a U.S-based artificial intelligence hardware and software company.

Auris Health (formerly Auris Surgical Robots) is a robotic medical company. Auris develops flexible robotics that allow for less invasive entry into the body through its natural openings. It is located in Redwood City, California and was founded in 2007.

Primer is a company developing AI to generate written intelligence reports.

U.S-based company developing AR hardware and software.

U.S-based company developing smart lock security systems for apartment-style buildings.

U.S-based company providing social media threat mitigation software.

An infrastructure company for self-driving cars. It is located in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 2017.

U.S-based company developing satellite antennas for global communication.

A sports company with a drone racing circuit for First Person View (FPV) pilots. It is located in New York City, New York and was founded in 2015. 

Kallyope is a New York City, New York based biotechnology company founded in 2015 developing therapeutics to improve human health by better understanding the gut-brain relationship.

RDMD is a U.S-based company offering a rare disease medical information database.

OpenSpace is a U.S-based company developing photo documentation solutions for the construction industry.

Associated investment funds

9 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
400,000,000
400,000,000
March 1, 2017
2,000,000
2,000,000
August 12, 2019
11,300,000
11,300,000
February 22, 2013
498,000,000
498,000,000
August 12, 2019
200,000,000
November 3, 2011
350,000,000
February 10, 2015

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Goulburn

Partner



Adam Kalish

General Partner



Adam Siegel

Employee



Alex Nguyen

Senior Analyst



Bibi Masara

Office Manager



Bilal Zuberi

Partner



Brandon Reeves

Principal



Catie Young

Executive Assistant



Chuck Eesley

Employee



Debbie Elsen

Executive Assistant



Jeff Kindler

Venture Partner



Jeff Weinstein

Employee



Josh Wolfe

Co-Founder and Managing Partner



Maria Falcone

Executive Assistant



Paolo Messina, PhD, MBA

Employee



Peter Hébert

Co-Founder and Managing Partner



R. James Woolsey

Venture Partner



Renata Quintini

Partner



Richard Foster

Venture Partner



Rob Paull

Employee



Robert Paull

Co-Founder and Venture Partner



Sam Arbesman

Scientist in Residence



Segolene Scarborough

Chief Financial Officer



Shahin Farshchi

Partner



Steven Brody

Chief Operating Officer



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