Nick Wachtel Senior Associate
About Lux Capital Management
Lux Capital Management is a research-driven investment firm focused on founding, seed and early stage investments in the physical and life sciences. Lux takes an active role in helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses in high growth sectors. The firm’s investment team has built over 20 companies from scratch. Lux’s investment strategy ensures its portfolio companies are better connected, have deeper insight, and command industry leadership faster than their competitors.
The Lux team is recognized internationally as pioneers and thought-leaders in early stage venture capital. The team has a successful track record of building, investing in, and adding highly strategic value to leading emerging technology companies started at more than 40 leading academic centers and government labs including MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Texas, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Washington University, and Lawrence Livermore National Labs. They’ve been invited by the President to the Oval Office, appear frequently on CNBC, CNN and Fox News, and are regularly cited in The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, Barron’s, and other leading financial and technology publications.
Lux is co-invested with some of the leading private equity firms and multinational corporations. Some of Lux's investment partners include Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Venrock, Polaris Venture Partners, Intel, Cisco, Genentech, and Medtronic.
Lux launched strategic holdings in research (Lux Research), media (Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report) and public policy (NanoBusiness Alliance, Water Innovations Alliance). These organizations provide Lux with multiple edges in sourcing deals, adding value to the entrepreneurs and companies the firm invests in, and exiting investments.