Shahin Farshchi, Partner Lux Capital grew up in the San Francisco Bay with a passion for computers, cars, and space. His first computer was a PC XT clone, first car was a 1976 Alfa Spider, and chose to pursue engineering after observing his father design rockets. He majored in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley, during which he worked as a software developer in several startups. In 2001, he moved to Detroit to design hybrid electric vehicles, and later returned to California to complete a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on wireless and MEMS technology. In 2004, he founded Vista, which made wireless vital sign monitors for hospitals. Shahin joined Lux in 2006, with a focus on technology including advanced transport, space, robotics, communications, and computation. He led Lux’s investments in Silicon Clocks (NASDAQ:SLAB), SiBeam (NASDAQ:SIMG), Planet Labs, Plethora, Flex Logix, Nervana, and Scaled Inference.
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Derek Zanutto is General Partner CapitalG where he focuses on investments in enterprise software. Derek has led a number of investments at CapitalG, including Armis, Collibra and Dataiku, and he serves on multiple boards of directors. Prior to joining CapitalG, Derek helped lead technology investments for 10 years at TPG, Hellman & Friedman and GIC, including investments in Uber, Airbnb, Lynda.com and CAA. Derek started his career at Morgan Stanley. Derek holds an AB from Harvard College and an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.
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