Specializing in businesses that solve deeply technical problems, Lux is a venture capital firm that challenges the status quo to bring futuristic ideas to life. Through their $1.4B fund, Lux has invested in AV companies like Zoox and Aeva as well as other industry-defining companies like Planet Labs, Desktop Metal, and more. The Applied investment was led by Bilal Zuberi.
As the chairman of the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, John was an early investor in Google, Amazon, Netscape, Intuit, Square, Bloom, and Sun Microsystems, among many others. Few, if any, investors have had as prolific of a career in venture as John. He is an alum of Rice University and Harvard Business School.
Co-founded by Arjun Sethi, Tribe Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in investing in companies with early product market fit during key inflection points. Arjun was previously a partner at Social Capital which invested in Slack. He was also the co-founder of Lolapps and MessageMe. Arjun was also an an early investor in Gusto, Front, Snap and many more. He is an alum of the University of Maryland College Park.
Best known for having founded AngelList and Epinions (acquired by Shopping.com), Naval is immensely respected in the angel investing community. He was an early investor in Uber, Twitter, Stack Overflow, and more. Naval is an alum of Dartmouth University.
Renowned in Silicon Valley startup circles, Elad is the founder of Color Genomics and was previously co-founder and CEO of Mixer Labs (acquired by Twitter). Elad was also an early employee at Google. He has invested in and advises some of the most successful companies in Silicon Valley including Airbnb, Coinbase, Gusto, Square, Stripe, and many more. Elad is also the author of High Growth Handbook
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Currently a general partner at Matrix Partners, Ilya is focused on funding and advising great entrepreneurs. Before Matrix, Ilya founded Parse (acquired by FB) and subsequently led developer products and platform for Facebook Messenger. Ilya is an alum of Cornell University.
Founded by Semil Shah, Haystack is a venture capital fund with an emphasis on investing in great founders. Haystack was an early investor in Carta, DoorDash and Instacart. Semil also serves as a Venture Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. He is an alum of Harvard University and University of Michigan.
Specializing in fostering strong relationships, Village Global is an early stage venture firm that provides portfolio companies with access to a deep network. Village is backed by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Jeff Bezos. The Applied investment was led by Erik Torenberg.
Run by Topher and Ron Conway, SV Angel is the most prominent seed stage venture capital firm. Over the last 20 years the firm has invested in companies such as Google, Facebook, PayPal, Dropbox, Airbnb, Pinterest, Twitter, Snap, Square, Cloudera, and many more.
As one of the most prominent young venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, Liquid2 focuses on funding Y Combinator alumni companies. Liquid2 was founded by Michael Ma (TalkBin), Mike Miller (Cloudant), and Joe Montana (Super Bowls).