Lux Capital Founded 2000
Founders Josh Wolfe Peter Hebert Rob Paull
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Total investments 310
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$31M
Portfolio companies 132
Rounds per year 6.29
Lead investments 43
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.48
Exits 24
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed
Areas of investment
Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Electronics
Health Care
Software
Summary

Lux Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2000. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the New York.

When the investment is from Lux Capital the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Opposing the other organizations, this Lux Capital works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Lux Capital, startups are often financed by General Catalyst, GV, Union Square Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New Enterprise Associates, Montage Ventures, Dolby Family Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Venrock, Kleiner Perkins, Bill Gates.

The current fund was established by Josh Wolfe, Peter Hebert, Rob Paull. Besides them, we counted 13 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Auris Health, Inc., Zoox, Desktop Metal. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Health Care.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Strateos
Biotechnology
Industrial Automation
Information Technology
Robotics
Software
Software Engineering
Early Stage Venture
56M08 Jun 2021 United States, " United States"}
Early Stage Venture
10M01 Jun 2021
HumanFirst
Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Early Stage Venture
12M31 May 2021 United States, San Francisco
Dyno Therapeutics
Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Health Care
Early Stage Venture
100M06 May 2021 United States, Cambridge
Eikon Therapeutics
Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
Medical
Early Stage Venture
148M05 May 2021 United States, Hayward
Pawp
Health Care
Pet
Wellness
Early Stage Venture
13M04 May 2021 United States, New York
OpenSpace
Artificial Intelligence
Construction
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Software
Late Stage Venture
55M28 Apr 2021 United States, San Francisco
Early Stage Venture
21M21 Apr 2021
Adyn
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
Medical
Pharmaceutical
Women's
Seed
2M19 Apr 2021 United States, Seattle
News
HIHello Raises $7.5M in Series A Funding
– HiHello, a Palo Alto CA-based digital business card platform, raised $7.5M in Series A funding. – The round was led by Foundry Group, with participation from Lux Capital, August Capital, Manu Kumar (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of HiHello), and the co-founders of Lyft, Everlaw, Auth0, Path/June, and Military.com. – The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow its team and expand its business platform to support companies of all sizes. Read more
Accion Systems raises $42 million in Series C to accelerate development of 4th-gen propulsion system
– Space propulsion developer Accion Systems raised $42m in a Series C funding. – The round was led by Tracker Capital and joined by existing investors, including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Lux Capital, and Space Angels Network. – The company plans to use the funding to develop and manufacture its fourth generation propulsion system, dubbed the tiled ionic liquid electrospray (TILE) system. Read more
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