Xfund is a California-based venture capital firm that creates partnerships between venture capital companies and research universities in the United States as well as internationally. Products in which the company has invested includes headphones, data analytics firms, and personal genomics. Xfund has also invested in multiple industries, such as healthcare IT, online education, and the Internet of Things.
The company focuses on funding early-stage and seed-stage start-ups. It targets entrepreneurs who have a liberal arts background and posses technical skills. Companies that are in Xfund's portfolio include 23andMe, Halo, Kensho, Nebula Genomics, and more.
The company has raised two funds and is in the process of raising a third. The Xfund 2 raised $100 million in 2014. The Xfund 3 was announced in 2019 and has a stated goal of $100 million.
Xfund was founded by Patrick Chung and Hugo Van Vuuren. In 2017, Brandon Farwell took Hugo Van Vuuren's place at the company.
Halo Neuroscience develops devices that use neurostimulation technology to target the brain to enhance performance for able and impaired users.
Hugo Van Vuuren
Co-Founder and Partner