Luminous Ventures is a London-based VC fund investing in Deep Tech with a focus on the application of artificial intelligence (AI), VR, AR, edge computing, robotics, quantum technologies and synthetic biology to healthcare, life science, nutrition, food and agriculture at Seed and Series A in Europe and North America. Since the inception of our first fund in 2015, we have deployed over £30 million in disruptive, deep-tech businesses.
We are not financial engineers but company builders. We align with our founders on the journey and have a proven track record of supporting our companies by leveraging our relationships to build teams, attract customers, raise investment and deliver exits. We are active partners that get our hands dirty to help our companies succeed.
The most important element for us is people. We look for world-class teams and founders that are the best at what they do and know what they don’t know.
We look for unfair advantages, whether that be proprietary technology, protected IP, unique proposition, contrarian thinking, initial partnerships and a stellar team.
We take a concentrated portfolio approach to drive discipline in our selection and to enable us to work alongside founders in a meaningful way. Our approach is honest, challenging but respectful. We’re aligned in helping you build a business over the long term and do not believe in financial engineering, taking fees or telling you what you want to hear.
We partner with Surf n’ Code, a product studio, to have world-class product, AI and engineers on hand.
Isabel and her team are a very rare commodity – a European VC with a true Silicon Valley VC mentality and skills. Added value means properly rolling their sleeves up and joining in, whether it is to help shape go-to-market strategy, build detailed models or generally identify and remove friction points to accelerate the business. They are masters of knowing how to blend technology development with market execution. They are direct and demanding yet patient with a long-term perspective. As a CEO I have never hesitated to pick up the phone for advice, and always been glad I did.