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.
venture partner, US
Chief Commercial Officer, Bitpay; VP Sales & Business Development, Jumio
CEO and Co-founder, Surf n’ Code; Former Senior Product Manager, Skype
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
Former CFO, Pearson
Dr Peter Crane
D.Phil, Oxford University; Chemical Biology Founder, Rare Pharma
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.