Lux Capital is a venture capital firm founded by Peter Hebert​, Robert Paull​, and Josh Wolfe[4] in 2000[7] . The firm, based in New York with an office in Menlo Park, invests in emerging technologies in the physical and life sciences.[8][9] 



Lux Capital​ is a venture firm based in New York City​ and Silicon Valley​ investing in counter-conventional, seed and early stage science and technology ventures. The firm manages $700 million in assets across four funds.[10] 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 Capital team has built more than 20 companies from scratch.[10]

In April 2011, former McKinsey Senior Partner Richard N. Foster and former CIA Director James Woolsey joined Lux Capital as venture partners.[11] In August 2012, former Pfizer Chairman and CEO Jeff Kindler joined Lux Capital​ as a venture partner.[12]

Currently their team members include General Partner Adam Kalish​, Partners Shahin Farshchi​, Adam Goulburn​, Renata Quintini​, Zack Schildhorn​, and Bilal Zuberi​, Scientist and Residence Samuel Arbesman​, Principal Zavain Dar​, and Senior Analyst Alex Nguyen​.[14]

Portfolio companies