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. 


Alex Ren

Founding Managing Partner

Angel Investor 

Business and Talent Leader


Xuedong Huang

Distinguished Fellow

CTO at Microsoft Azure AI

Milestone Researcher in AI


Shiva Rajaraman

Distinguished Fellow

CPO of OpenSea

Former 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


Dawn Song

Distinguished Fellow

Professor at UC Berkeley, ACM, IEEE Fellow, Co-director of IC3

Founder of Oasis Labs

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Li Deng

Distinguished Fellow

Chief AI Officer at Vatic

Former Chief AI Officer at Citadel, Fellow at Canadian Academy of Engineering

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Jeff Trudeau

Distinguished Fellow

CISO at Chime

Former CISO at Sutter Health and Credit Karma


Yi Huang

Product Fellow

Director of Engineering at Facebook/Meta


Sanj Goyle

Business Fellow

Founder, CEO at Finxera


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

General Partner

Distinguished Fellow

Former SVP of Engineering at ServiceNow

Chief AI Officer


Sanchan Saxena

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Coinbase

Former Head of Product at Airbnb

and Instagram


Lei Yang

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Engineering at LinkedIn

Former VP of Twitter


Haixun Wang

Distinguished Fellow

VP of Engineering at Instacart

IEEE Fellow


Stefano Corazza

Distinguished Fellow

Head of Studio at Roblox

Former VP, Fellow at Adobe


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


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Dragomir Anguelov

Distinguished Fellow

Head of Research at Waymo


Lijiang Fang

Distinguished Fellow

 Director of ML Infra at Meta

Former VP of Bing Ads at Microsoft


Praveer Kumar

Product Fellow

President at Guardhat

Cofounder ant CPO at Finxera


Kyle Bailey

Crypto Fellow

VP of Engineering at dYdX

Former Sr.Director at Block and Airbnb


Daisy Zhao

Investment Associate

Investment in Web3, Enterprise and AI

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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