Shahin Farshchi Partner
Shahin empowers entrepreneurs aiming to accelerate humanity towards a brighter future through feats of engineering. He is passionate about artificial intelligence, robots, space, cars, and engines—pretty much anything you might find in an episode of Star Trek.
He led Lux’s investments in Silicon Clocks (NASDAQ:SLAB), which shrank electronics by baking bulky quartz crystals into silicon chips; SiBeam (NASDAQ:SIMG), which aims to eliminate wires from living rooms by introducing full-HD wireless connectivity; Planet, which is launching the world’s largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites; Plethora, which is rolling out a fleet of robotic machine shops; Flex Logix, making chips that can reprogram themselves; Nervana (NASDAQ:INTC), the first full-stack platform for machine intelligence; Mythic, bringing powerful AI to miniature, inexpensive devices; Astranis, which is building low-cost telecommunications satellites; Embodied Intelligence, which empowers industrials to perceive and act like humans; Aeva, a new sensing paradigm for autonomous machines; Arraiy, a platform for automating visual effects; SubSpace, a company revolutionizing how humans and machines communicate; and Scaled Inference.
Previously, Shahin co-founded Vista Integrated Systems, which built wireless vital sign monitors based on a neural interface technology he developed during his PhD at UCLA. Shahin also developed hybrid electric vehicles for GM in Detroit, worked as a software developer in several Silicon Valley startups, and researched new techniques for semiconductor manufacturing. He earned his Bachelor’s in EECS at UC Berkeley.
Of Rebels & Scientists
We make long-term bets on contrarians and outsiders. We believe the next generation of industrialist titans will be scientists, technologists and inventors who are doing more than challenging the status quo—they’re literally challenging the laws of physics.
We partner with mission-driven entrepreneurs who possess an exceedingly rare intellect, a creative imagination and a radical vision. They are driven by the notion that science is the great equalizer.
They thrive in chaos. They are extraordinarily resilient. They work and play with knife-wielding robots, deadly lasers and contagious bacteria.
Our goal is to accelerate the widespread adoption of their most promising creations.
We take big risks on scientific and technological breakthroughs that have the potential for truly radical change.