Founder judgement is a critical characteristic for us. Setting the right milestones, hiring the right people, and focusing on the right business issues are crucial to sustained success.
We partner with Surf n’ Code, a product and ventures studio, to have world-class product and engineering support on hand.
venture partner, US
Chief Commercial Officer, Bitpay; VP Sales & Business Development, Jumio
CEO and Co-founder, Surf n’ Code; Former Senior Product Manager, Skype
Managing Director, Simplr; Founder, Kapitalise; Former Managing Director, WATSON H2020
commercial & sales
Senior Sales Executive, Salesforce; Senior Sales Executive, Docusign
CPO and Co-founder, Surf n’ Code; Former Head of Product, Amazon
Present Chief Scientist and Co-founder, Surf n’ Code; Former Principal Architect, Microsoft
angel in residence
Founder, Reuters Venture Capital; >60 angel investments
Co-founder and Principal Engineer, Surf n’ Code; Senior Soft. Dev. Engineer, Apple
Partner, HGF Ltd.; IP Director, Clifton Cowley; Former Partner, Hepworth Browne
Former CFO, Pearson
Research Fellow, Imperial College, Department of Life Sciences; Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust
Managing Director, Millport Capital; Former Marketing, Digital & Innovation Director, AXA UK
Director of Agribusiness, BXR Group; Chairman of the Board, Grupo Iowa
Board Director and Investor, Pivigo; Former Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Lumata; Former Director of Corporate Development, Skype
Professor of Machine Learning, UCL; Director, UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence; Chief Scientific Officer, re:infer
EMEA Partner Manager, Slack; Former Partner Manager for UK, Ireland and South Africa, Dropbox
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.