Venture capital firm Lux Capital closed its fourth fund at $350m.
Lux Ventures IV, L.P. focuses on investing in early-stage, futuristic science and technology ventures.
Co-founded by Managing Partners Josh Wolfe (NY) and Peter Hébert (Menlo Park), Lux Capital has invested in:
– Kymeta, which uses the physics of metamaterials to make satellite antennas as thin as paper;
– Shapeways, a 3D-printing platform and marketplace that offers a new manufacturing tool set for inventors and industrial designers;
– Evolv, which makes new security products using computational imaging and sensors to improve security at airports, stadiums and buildings
– SOLS, which offers custom 3D scanned and 3D printed orthotics;
– Kurion, which combines robots and chemical engineering to eliminate nuclear waste;
– Matterport, which is 3D scanning, capturing and digitizing physical spaces and interiors of buildings and homes; and
– 3Scan, which develops ultra-high resolution, 3D brain scans and digital organ reconstruction
The firm also invests in other technologies, such as drones, satellites, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The fund was oversubscribed (initial target of $245m) and brings Lux’ total capital under management to $700m.