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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.

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Adam Goulburn

Partner

Adam Kalish

General Partner

Alex Nguyen

Senior Analyst

Bibi Masara

Office Manager

Bilal Zuberi

Partner

Brandon Reeves

Principal

Catie Young

Executive Assistant

Debbie Elsen

Executive Assistant

Jeff Kindler

Venture Partner

Josh Wolfe

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Maria Falcone

Executive Assistant

Peter Hébert

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

R. James Woolsey

Venture Partner

Renata Quintini

Partner

Richard Foster

Venture Partner

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

Stevie Smelski

Accounting Manager

Tuvia Barak

Venture Partner

Zack Schildhorn

Partner

Zavain Dar

Partner

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