Bilal ZuberiMenlo Park, California, United States, United States
Bio
Bilal is attracted to startups that solve big, practical problems with technically ambitious solutions. He wants to back founders who are driven to build large companies, and envision a better, more prosperous future than today. He believes technology can help address some of the world’s largest problems, from mobility and connectivity to food production, manufacturing, and healthcare. Bilal leads Lux’s investments in Saildrone, autonomous ocean data collection; AirMap, unmanned air traffic management platform; Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), metal 3D printing; Nozomi Networks, industrial cyber security; Zededa, open-source virtualization of the cyber-physical edge; Fiddler, which is making AI explainable; Evolv (NASDAQ: EVLV), physical security screening; OpenSpace, which brings artificial intelligence to construction sites; Orbital Insight, image analysis and data science at petabyte scale; Veo Robotics, collaborative industrial robotics; Applied Intuition, a simulation platform for autonomous mobility; Yonder, an authentic internet company; Higharc, a company democratizing custom home design; Lightform, projection mapping/AR; Copia, developer tools for industrial automation; Tendo Systems, a healthcare cloud software provider; HiHello, a network management system; Commure, a universal healthcare cloud platform; and others. Prior to joining Lux, Bilal was an investor at General Catalyst Partners. Before becoming an investor, he was an entrepreneur and co-founded GEO2 Technologies. Earlier in his career, Bilal was a strategy consultant at BCG, and a visiting scientist at PNNL/DOE Labs. Bilal has a passion for higher education, and among other roles served as member of the founding team of the School of Science and Engineering at LUMS University. He also co-founded few initiatives to promote university entrepreneurship, including student-led investment fund, RoughDraft.vc. He presently serves on the Advisory Board of the Lemelson Foundation. Bilal earned a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (under Prof. Mario Molina, Nobel laureate, 1995), and is proud of the fact that his technical work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and 30+ patents and patent applications. He is an immigrant citizen in this country, and thankful every day for opportunities that he has been afforded here.
Social
Experience
Board Member
Tendo Systems
Jun 2021 - Current
Investor
Commure
2020 - Current
Board of Directors
Ironclad, Inc.
2020 - Current
Board of Directors
Fiddler
2019 - Current
Board of Directors
Meter
2019 - Current
Board of Directors
SkySelect
2019 - Current
Board of Directors
ZEDEDA
2019 - Current
Board of Directors
Applied.co
Aug 2017 - Current
Board of Directors
Veo Robotics, Inc.
2017 - Current
Board of Directors
OpenSpace
2017 - Current
Board of Directors
Saildrone Inc
2016 - Current
Board of Directors
Nozomi Networks
2016 - Current
Board of Directors
AirMap
2015 - Current
Board of Directors
Desktop Metal
2015 - Current
NYSE: DM
Board of Directors
Happiest Baby (the maker of SNOO)
2015 - Current
Investor
Orbital Insight
2014 - Current
Partner
Lux Capital
May 2013 - Current
Investing in technology startups (seed/Series A): deep tech, big ideas. $1.4B under management. Portfolio: - Evolv Technologies - physical security (Board member) - Aria Insights - drones (Board member) [**acquired by FLIR] - Orbital Insight - satellite image analytics - AltSpaceVR - social virtual reality [**acquired by Microsoft] - Experiment - crowdfunding science - Echodyne - metamaterials based radars - Super - home appliances/asset management - CloudMedx - healthcare data analytics - AirMap - airspace information management (Board member) - Noon Home Inc. - connected home lighting (Board member) [**acquired by RPE] - Happiest Baby - Connected nursery for parents/babies - Pinscreen - computational graphics/digital reconstruction - Lightform - projection mapping (Board Observer) - DesktopMetal - metal 3D printing (Board member) - B12/Unlimited Labs - ML/AI for small medium businesses - SailDrone - ocean monitoring via autonomous vehicles (Board Observer) - DeepSentinel - stealth company focused on physical security and artificial intelligence (Board Observer) - Hangar Technologies - 4D-insights using autonomous commercial drone ops (Board member) [**acquired by Airmap] - Nozomi Networks - visibility and cyber security of industrial control systems (Board member) - Blockstack - distributed internet built on the Block chain. - OpenSpace - digitizing spaces (Board member) - Veo Robotics - manufacturing automation (Board member) - Applied Intuition - autonomous car simulation - StrangeWorks - quantum computing - HighArc - construction tech - Yonder - enabling an authentic internet - Zededa - virtualizing cyber physical edge (Board member) - Fiddler Labs - Explainability AI for the enterprise (Board member) - Stealth - GPT3 based app builder - Stealth - ML/AI based pricing of financial instruments
Board of Directors
Evolv Technology
2013 - Current
Investor
Super (hellosuper.com)
2013 - Current
Angel Investor/Advisor
private
Mar 2001 - Current
Provide financial support and advice to startups not yet ready for venture capital. As an angel, I invest in people who I believe want to change the world, and will build significant companies. Restricted ability to invest due to LP agreements at Lux Capital. - AllDay (online content/new media) - HayStack (seed VC fund) - BlockStack/OneName.io (Blockchain-based name registry) - Fitzroy Toys (enterprise software) - Entrepreneurship Finance Labs (finance) - Tasterie (e-commerce)
Principal
General Catalyst Partners
Oct 2008 - May 2013
Co-founder & VP Product Development
GEO2 Technologies
Jun 2004 - Oct 2008
Management Consultant
The Boston Consulting Group
Sep 2003 - May 2004
Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry
The College of Wooster
B.S., Chemistry
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