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.
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.
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.
CTO at Microsoft Azure AI
Milestone Research in AI
CS Professor at UC San Diego
MD of Machine Learning at Goldman Sachs
CTO and VP at Stanford Children's Health
former VP and CTO at ProMedica
VP of Chief Scientist at Blibee
former Chief Science Advisor at Microsoft
VP of Engineering at Rev.com
former Director of R&D at 5AM Solutions
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.
SVP of Engineering at ServiceNow
Chief AI Officer
VP of Engineering at Twitter
former VP of Engineering at Quora
VP of Engineering Instacart
VP and Fellow at Adobe
Director of Augmented Reality
GM at Rev.ai
Startup Investor and Advisor
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.
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.
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.