At Lux, taking a contrarian view of the impossible is our daily bread. We are comfortable with the uncomfortable and tenacious believers in the unbelievable, grounded in the work of the rebel scientists, technologists, and inventors creating an inevitable future others may relegate to science fiction.
We recognize that the future takes time to build, so we invest over the long term in our own team to partner with and match the resilience, dedication, and passion of the founders we fund. Today, we are thrilled to announce the promotion of two Lux team members and the deepening of our bench with the addition of our first-ever Chief Marketing Officer.
Brandon Reeves Promoted to Partner
Brandon searches for innovations in open source infrastructure, data and machine learning applications, and technology disrupting antiquated and regulated industries. Since joining Lux in 2017, he has led our investments in Chronosphere, Hugging Face, Benchling, Anchorage, Fiddler, Oasis Labs, Elektra Labs, Tecton, and Ahana. He also helped lead the investments in Anduril and Applied Intuition.
Prior to Lux, Brandon was on the investment team at Capricorn Investment Group in Palo Alto and worked at Texas Instruments as a Field Applications Engineer supporting Tesla Motors. He earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
At home, Brandon is an avid reader and aspiring cook. He combines an engineer’s precision with the art of a chef, especially when it comes to his sous vide tools and his blow torch. He enjoys wines of Northern California, in particular the big reds unique to the Napa Valley. Favorite cookbooks include anything from Fuchsia Dunlop and Yotam Ottolenghi.
Alex Nguyen Promoted to Principal
Since he joined Lux in 2017 as an Associate, Alex has helped lead the team’s efforts in capital formation, working with our valued limited partners — ranging from mission-aligned foundations and university endowments to children’s hospitals and scientific institutions — as well as assisting our companies with forging new relationships with potential partners.
Previously, Alex worked at Mercury Capital in New York, where he worked on advisory mandates for private equity and venture capital funds. Alex started his career in derivatives trading.
Having earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Yale University, Alex was selected as Class Speaker during graduation ceremonies and was awarded the David C. DeForest Prize and Townsend Premiums, as well as the John Chester Adams Cup for intellectual distinction, character, and loyalty.
Outside of work, Alex is involved with The Explorer’s Club in New York City, and also spends his time helping lead the New York chapter of the Emerging Venture Capitalists Association, a non-profit organization.
Scott Rubin Joins Lux as Chief Marketing Officer
We also welcome Scott Rubin, who assumes the newly created role of Chief Marketing Officer. Scott will lead brand, marketing, and communications for Lux and will provide strategic counsel to our portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Lux, Scott headed up brand, creative, and communications at Atlassian, where his teams won numerous awards for their creative and high-performing approaches to storytelling. Lux’s belief that scientists, technologists, and inventors will create the future from the seemingly impossible is a natural fit with Scott’s lifelong dance between the worlds of art and science.
He is also former Chief Marketing and Chief Communications Officer at Tanium and a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Prior to that, Scott held multiple roles at Google on both the public policy and communications teams, including as global head of corporate communications.
In keeping with his art and science fascination, Scott earned his AB at Harvard University, with a concentration in Literature and a (very unofficial) secondary focus in Primate Anthropology. He received his MA from The Writing Seminars (Fiction) at Johns Hopkins University.
When he’s not at his desk, Scott keeps bees and grows apples, pears, plums, and figs at Lazy Dog Farm, his century-old family farm in Sonoma County, CA.
If inventing the future is the type of thing you enjoy doing, and these are the types of people with whom you like to work, we hope you will consider reaching out. You can email us at email@example.com. We would love to hear your vision for the future.