Lux Capital

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Lux Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Peter Hébert, Robert Paull, and Josh Wolfe[1] in 2000.[2] The firm, based in New York City with an office in Menlo Park, invests in emerging technologies in the physical and life sciences.[3][4]

Lux Capital
Industry Venture capital
Founded 2000; 18 years ago (2000)
Founders Peter Hébert
Robert Paull
Josh Wolfe
Headquarters New York, NY, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Total assets $1,400,000,000


Lux Capital is a venture firm based in New York City and Silicon Valley that invests in counter-conventional, seed and early stage science and technology ventures. The firm manages $1.4 billion in assets across five funds.[5] Lux founded strategic holdings in media, research and policy as proprietary sources of intelligence, access and influence – ensuring that portfolio companies are better connected, have deeper insight, and command industry leadership faster than their competition. The Lux team has built more than 20 companies from scratch.[5]

In April 2011, former McKinsey Senior Partner Richard N. Foster and former CIA Director James Woolsey joined Lux Capital as venture partners.[6] In August 2012, former Pfizer Chairman and CEO Jeff Kindler joined Lux Capital as a venture partner.[7]

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  1. ^ Fickenscher, Lisa (2003). "2003 40 Under 40". Crain's New York Business. Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2003: 15–31. ISSN 8756-789X. OCLC 11620213. Archived from the original on 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ Eden, Scott (2009). "Nano Wunderkinds". Dealmaker. December/January 2009: 35–37. ISSN 1937-304X. OCLC 132936538. 
  3. ^ Kosoff, Maya (2 April 2015). "Venture firm Lux just got $350 million more to invests in robots, the future, and science". Business Insider. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  4. ^ de la Merced, Michael (2 April 2015). "Lux Capital Raises $350 Million Fund to Back Science Start-Ups". New York Times. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Our Story". Lux Website. 14 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "James Woolsey and Richard Foster Join Lux Capital as Venture Partners". Business Wire. 26 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Kindler, Former Pfizer Chief, Joins Lux Capital". Dealbook. 8 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "3Scan Raises $6.67 Million from Lux Capital, Dolby Ventures for New Technologies to Transform Pathology | FierceBiotech". Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  9. ^ "VR Chat Room AltspaceVR Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events – TechCrunch". Retrieved 2018-04-10. 
  10. ^ "BrightSky Labs Will Make It Easy To Share Videos From Your GoPro – TechCrunch". Retrieved 2018-04-10. 

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