about us

We back founders with a vision to significantly change the world with breakthrough technologies and applied science. Some of these technologies are unfolding now; others will take a decade or more to develop.

We invest early stage (seed+ and series A) in businesses addressing large problems in human health (healthcare, life sciences, nutrition and wellness). We are patient; we lead; we follow.

We are called Luminous Ventures because we illuminate European deep tech and dare to invest where others don’t. Our success is entirely dependent on the success of our companies. We win when our founders succeed so we work hard to make that happen.

Founders

  • David Plans BioBeats is changing the way people take control of their wellbeing using AI

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  • James Beyond are building the world's first online consumer brand for everything after life

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  • Craig Beddis Hadean is building a platform to enable massive simulations without engineering compromises

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  • Vivian Chan Democratising access to science research with Sparrho

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  • Yorelle Kalika Active Global Caregivers is changing elderly care in Asia

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  • Stefanos Zafeiriou Building the most accurate 3D facial recognition software after years of research at Imperial College with FaceSoft

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  • Markus Gershater Synthace is harnessing the power of the digital world to engineer biology and transform lab productivity

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  • Nadeem Kassam BioBeats is changing the way people take control of their wellbeing using AI

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  • Davide Morelli BioBeats is changing the way people take control of their wellbeing using AI

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  • Rashid Mansoor Hadean is building a platform to enable massive simulations without engineering compromises

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  • Ian Strang Beyond are building the world's first online consumer brand for everything after life

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  • Tim Fell Synthace is harnessing the power of the digital world to engineer biology and transform lab productivity

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  • Dr. Vaclav Potesil Optellum redefines early interception of lung disease, by enabling every clinician, in every hospital, to manage their patients in the optimal way.

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  • Dr. Timor Kadir Optellum redefines early interception of lung disease, by enabling every clinician, in every hospital, to manage their patients in the optimal way.

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  • Mainul Mondal Ellipsis Health uses artificial intelligence to improve behavioural health through the analysis of natural conversation.

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  • Ali Tehrani Astroscreen protects brands and defends democracy from harmful social media manipulation campaigns also known as astroturfing.

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  • Daniel Warner LGN is an edge AI technology bringing human level perception to autonomous systems

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  • Vladimir Čeperić LGN is an edge AI technology bringing human level perception to autonomous systems

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  • J. Michael Brady Optellum redefines early interception of lung disease, by enabling every clinician, in every hospital, to manage their patients in the optimal way.

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  • Jerome Declerck Optellum redefines early interception of lung disease, by enabling every clinician, in every hospital, to manage their patients in the optimal way.

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  • Lyndsey Pickup Optellum redefines early interception of lung disease, by enabling every clinician, in every hospital, to manage their patients in the optimal way.

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Isabel Fox, Luminous Ventures

European deep tech is punching above its weight with first-class technical founders already producing leading companies. The next decade will see exponential change and, within our lifetime, entrepreneurs will solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.