We have a high degree of respect for the entrepreneur and the company-building process. Our limited and general partners have a long-term outlook and take an active role in shaping the future. We are hands-on investors who work with our founders to help scale our companies. We have an ecosystem of seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, executives, engineers, academics and industry experts who can help our portfolio companies at each stage of the journey.

We partner with Surf n’ Code, a product and ventures studio, to have world-class product and engineering support on hand.


  • sonny singh

    Sonny Singh

    venture partner, US

    Chief Commercial Officer, Bitpay; VP Sales & Business Development, Jumio

  • shadi mahassel

    Shadi Mahassel


    CEO and Co-founder, Surf n’ Code; Former Senior Product Manager, Skype

  • ryan ward

    Ryan Ward

    commercial & sales

    Senior Sales Executive, Salesforce; Senior Sales Executive, Docusign

  • mo ladha

    Mo Ladha


    CPO and Co-founder, Surf n’ Code; Former Head of Product, Amazon

  • koen vos

    Koen Vos


    Present Chief Scientist and Co-founder, Surf n’ Code; Former Principal Architect, Microsoft

  • john taysom

    John Taysom

    angel in residence

    Founder, Reuters Venture Capital; >60 angel investments

  • john chang

    John Chang


    Co-founder and Principal Engineer, Surf n’ Code; Senior Soft. Dev. Engineer, Apple

  • james joll

    James Joll


    Former CFO, Pearson

  • peter crane

    Dr Peter Crane


    D.Phil, Oxford University; Chemical Biology Founder, Rare Pharma

david plans
David Plans, CEO, BioBeats

Luminous is a very unusual VC, in that they are founder-friendly (when most people only claim to be) and entrepreneurs themselves. They have the rare combination of deep understanding of the challenges we face as well as being seriously hands on about helping in measurable, significant ways. Hard to think how we could've found a better partner.