is a venture capital firm that specializes in businesses that solve deeply technical problems. 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.
is the chairman and founder of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Few, if any, investors have had as prolific of a career in venture as John. At the helm of KP, John was an early investor in Google, Amazon, Netscape, Intuit, Square, Bloom, and Sun Microsystems, among many others. He is an alum of Rice University and Harvard Business School.
is a venture capital firm co-founded by Arjun Sethi. The fund specializes in early product market fit 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 into Gusto, Front, Snap and many more. He is an alum of University of Maryland College Park.
is the founder and CEO of AngelList and previously founded Epinions (acquired by Shopping.com). He is immensely respected in the angel investing community and was an early investor in Uber, Twitter, Stack Overflow, and more. He is an alum of Dartmouth University.
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
, and he is an alum of UCSD and MIT.
is a general partner at Matrix Partners. Before Matrix, Ilya founded Parse (acquired by FB) and subsequently led developer products and platform for Messenger. Ilya is an alum of Cornell University.
is a venture capital firm founded by Semil Shah. 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.
is an network-focused early stage venture firm. Village is backed by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Jeff Bezos. The Applied investment was led by Erik Torenberg.
is an angel investment firm run by Topher and Ron Conway. 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.
is one of the most prominent young venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Liquid2 focuses on funding Y Combinator alumni companies and was founded by Michael Ma (TalkBin), Mike Miller (Cloudant), and Joe Montana (Super Bowls).