Shahin Farshchi, PhD

General Partner
Creates, funds, and mentors generational companies.

About Shahin

Inspired by Knight Rider and Star Trek, Shahin grew up with a passion to endow superpowers to humanity through feats of engineering. He learned BASIC on an IBM PC XT clone he built at his aunt’s computer store and used to dial into Bulletin Board Systems when he was in the 4th grade. He learned about engines by taking apart an Alfa Romeo at his Uncle’s repair shop a few years later. He aspired to design microchips, software, and systems that could someday amount to the fictional K.I.T.T., and build warp drives that could propel humanity to far corners of the galaxy.

Shahin has had the privilege of partnering with amazing founding teams for over two decades. After working for several software startups, he built his first startup in 2004 building upon his PhD research designing chips, systems, and software to capture and interpret brain signals. He later had the pleasure of meeting Lux’s founding team, who invited him to partner with them in 2006, where he has cofounded and led Lux’s investments into companies that have gone on to become publicly traded (e.g., NYSE:AEVA and NYSE:PL), and acquired by the likes of Intel (Nervana), Amazon (Zoox), Silicon Laboratories (Silicon Clocks), and Lattice Semiconductor (SiBeam).

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“The future is already here... it's just not evenly distributed yet.” — William Gibson
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Selected Investments

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Aeva
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Epsilon3
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Formic
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Impulse Space
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MosaicML
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Planet
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Relativity Space
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Zoox
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other team members

Peter Hébert
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Investing
Josh Wolfe
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Investing
Deena Shakir
General Partner
Investing
Brandon Reeves
General Partner
Investing
Bilal Zuberi
General Partner
Investing
Grace Isford
Partner
Investing
Shaq Vayda
Principal
Investing
Lan Jiang
Associate
Investing
Adam Kalish
General Partner
Development and Operations
Steven Brody
Chief Operating Officer
Development and Operations
Scott Rubin
Chief Marketing Officer
Development and Operations
Segolene Scarborough
Chief Financial Officer
Development and Operations
Sean Traynor
General Counsel
Development and Operations
Alex Nguyen
Partner
Development and Operations
Samuel Arbesman, PhD
Scientist in Residence
Development and Operations
Danny Crichton
Head of Editorial
Development and Operations
Tracie Rotter
Platform Partner
Development and Operations
Saunaz Moradi
Director of Communications
Development and Operations
Chris Gates
Producer
Development and Operations
Andrew Wilson
Associate General Counsel
Development and Operations
Brad Gritsch
Fund Accountant
Development and Operations
Stevie Lee
Assistant Controller
Development and Operations
Samantha Cho
Controller
Development and Operations
Bibi Masara
Office Manager
Development and Operations
Debbie Elsen
Executive Assistant
Development and Operations
Dana Riley
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Development and Operations
Jasmine Rainey
Executive Assistant and Marketing Coordinator
Development and Operations
Lindsay Morris
Executive Assistant
Development and Operations
Cristina Morris
Executive Assistant
Development and Operations
Bree Morgan
Executive Assistant
Development and Operations
Andrew Wilson
Jasmine Rainey
Tracie Rotter
Stevie Lee
Steven Brody
Shaq Vayda
Shahin Farshchi, PhD
Segolene Scarborough
Sean Traynor
Scott Rubin
Saunaz Moradi
Samuel Arbesman, PhD
Samantha Cho
Peter Hébert
Lindsay Morris
Lan Jiang
Josh Wolfe
Grace Isford
Deena Shakir
Debbie Elsen
Danny Crichton
Dana Riley
Cristina Morris
Chris Gates
Bree Morgan
Brandon Reeves
Brad Gritsch
Bilal Zuberi
Bibi Masara
Alex Nguyen
Adam Kalish