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 a team led by Alex Ren - an early AV researcher, investor, and founder of TalentSeer.com, the top AI recruiting firm. 

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. 


Xuedong Huang

Distinguished Fellow

CTO at Microsoft Azure AI

Milestone Researcher in AI


Shiva Rajaraman

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Commerce at Facebook/Meta

Former CTO at WeWork


Charles Elkan

Distinguished Fellow

CS Professor at UCSD

MD of  ML at Goldman Sachs


Gang Hua

Distinguished Fellow

VP and Chief  Scientist at Convenience Bee

Former Chief  Science Advisor at Microsoft


Deepak Agarwal

Distinguished Fellow

Sr. Engineering Lead at Pinterest

Fellow of American Statistical Association

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Xinran Wang

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Engineering at F5 Networks

Former SVP of Engineering at Shape Security


Ken Goldberg

Distinguished Fellow

Distinguished Chair in Eng. at UC Berkeley

Co-founder & Chief Scientist at Ambi Robotics


Yi Huang

Product Fellow

Director of Engineering at Facebook/Meta


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. 



Vijay Narayanan

Distinguished Fellow

SVP of Engineering at Service Now

Chief AI Officer


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 Corazza

Distinguished Fellow

VP and Fellow at Adobe

Director of Augmented Reality


Yiran Chen

Distinguished Fellow

ECE Professor at Duke University


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Anshul Pande

Distinguished Fellow

SVP, R&D at HealthEdge

Former CTO at Stanford Children's Health

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Dragomir Anguelov

Distinguished Fellow

Distinguished Scientist

Head of Research at Waymo

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. 





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.

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Sunnyvale, California, CA 94085