Fellows.Fund

SUPERVISION + CAPITAL RENDER DREAMS REAL. 

About

Us

Our Story

We formed Fellows Fund in April 2021, to share our hard-won knowledge and positions at leading firms with the next generation of founders who would benefit from our mentorship in bringing their concepts to life.

 

Who We Are

With operating, research, and academic backgrounds, we have run some of the most dynamic and groundbreaking product lines at the leading technology companies in history.

 

The fund’s day to day operations are managed by Alex Ren - an early AV researcher, investor, and founder of TalentSeer.com, the top AI recruiting firm as well as Andrew Grinalds - founder of insurtech company Journey.com and early employee of Twitter, A16Z, and General Catalyst’s West Coast office. 

Our Vision

We believe in sharing what we’ve learned so you can bring AI into mainstream adoption. We believe the time is now and with our help, you can accomplish everything you dreamed of. 

 
 
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Xuedong Huang

Distinguished Fellow

CTO at Microsoft Azure AI

Milestone Researcher in AI

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Charles Elkan

Distinguished Fellow

CS Professor at UCSD

MD of  ML at Goldman Sachs

Gang Hua

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Chief  Scientist at Blibee

Former Chief  Science Advisor at Microsoft

Deepak Agarwal

Distinguished Fellow

Sr. Engineering Lead at Pinterest

Fellow of American Statistical Association

Xinran Wang

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Engineering at F5 Networks

Former SVP of Engineering at Shape Security

Jack Brody

Senior Fellow

Director of Product Design at Snap

Inventor of Face Swap and Snap Map

Our 
Fellows
 

Each fellow maintains both their ownership in the fund and their position in industry or academia to be maximally helpful to our portfolio.

 

We hold pitch meetings live over video calls, and come to consensus on investments without convening in person. 

 

What’s on offer to you is our network and experience - these are the ideal set of resources as you chart a technical path for your firm, winning both customers and talent when we choose you. 

 

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Vijay Narayanan

Distinguished Fellow

SVP of Engineering at Service Now

Chief AI Officer

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Lei Yang

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Engineering at Twitter

Former VP of Engineering at Quora

Haixun Wang

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Engineering at Instacart

IEEE Fellow

Stefano Corozza

Distinguished Fellow

VP and Fellow at Adobe

Director of Augmented Reality

Yiran Chen

Distinguished Fellow

ECE Professor at Duke University

ACM IEEE Fellow

Anshul Pande

Distinguished Fellow

SVP, R&D at HealthEdge

Former CTO at Stanford Children's Health

Fellows.Fund structures collaboration between the inventors of modern AI and their legacy - innovators who apply it far and wide.

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."
- Isaac Newton

A venture firm owned and operated by the world's most esteemed technical minds. This is the forum where daring founders meet the makers. 

 

Why

Us

Insight

The development of AI and incorporation into the mainstream has given us experience which we wish to impart to founders to help them avoid mistakes and grow their business successfully. 

Network

Two things every company needs are talent and customers. Our network and current positions help to provide these crucial ingredients to your growth, and we give them freely to our portfolio companies.

Credentials

AI is still misunderstood by many non-technical investors and customers. When we back your company, we signal this is a bankable and salable concept which can be brought into production.

 

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530 Lakeside Drive,

Suite 120, 

Sunnyvale, California, CA 94085