Join us for an evening with Shahin Farshchi, Partner Lux Capital in a discusssion with one of his company's Founders, Sean Gourley, Primer about how to collaborate with your investor for success!
Shahin Farshchi, Partner Lux Capital
Shahin grew up in the San Francisco Bay with a passion for computers, cars, and space. His first computer was a PC XT clone, first car was a 1976 Alfa Spider, and chose to pursue engineering after observing his father design rockets. He majored in electrical engineering and computer science at UC Berkeley, during which he worked as a software developer in several startups. In 2001, he moved to Detroit to design hybrid electric vehicles, and later returned to California to complete a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on wireless and MEMS technology. In 2004, he founded Vista, which made wireless vital sign monitors for hospitals. Shahin joined Lux in 2006, with a focus on technology including advanced transport, space, robotics, communications, and computation. He led Lux's investments in Silicon Clocks (NASDAQ:SLAB), SiBeam (NASDAQ:SIMG), Planet Labs, Plethora, Flex Logix, Nervana, and Scaled Inference.
Sean Gourley, Founder Primer
Sean is a Physicist, decathlete, political advisor, and TED fellow. Sean studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he received a PhD for his research on the mathematical patterns that underlie modern war. This research has taken him all over the world from the Pentagon, to the United Nations and Iraq. Previously Sean worked at NASA on self-repairing nano-circuits and is a two-time New Zealand track and field champion. Sean is based in San Francisco where he is the founder and CEO of Primer and was co-founder and CTO of Quid.
6:30pm to 7pm Networking
7pm to 8:30pm Investor Conversation including Q&A
8:30pm to 9pm Networking
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