Team Member Profile

Shahin Farshchi, Ph.D.


Shahin has worked with Lux Capital since 2006, focusing on investments in energy and technology. He is a Partner based in Lux's Palo Alto office. Before joining Lux, he held technical positions at General Motors and several Silicon Valley technology startups. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Computer Science with College of Engineering Honors from the University of California at Berkeley, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Management from the University of California at Los Angeles. Shahin has also served as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the UCLA department of Electrical Engineering, and Staff Research Associate at the California NanoSystems Institute. His research on wireless biosignal telemetry has been published in over ten IEEE conference proceedings and three IEEE journals.

Shahin sourced Lux's investments in Silicon Clocks (acquired by NASDAQ:SLAB), SiBEAM (acquired by NASDAQ:SIMG), Planet Labs, Scaled Inference and Flex Logix, and played key roles in Lux's investments in Everspin and Luxtera. He works closely in supporting all of Lux's energy and technology companies. Shahin has been an invited speaker/panelist at a variety of Universities and organizations including the IEEE, UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, UCI, the California Cleantech Initiative, OCTane, and the MIT Club of Silicon Valley.

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