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We make investments that
help fuel technologies of the future

Lam Capital invests in innovative companies that address today’s most challenging, high impact problems. From semiconductor subsystems to AI chips and Industry 4.0 technologies, we invest in and partner with startups that are disrupting their respective industries.

Investment Focus

We partner with and invest in disruptive companies that are making a big impact in the following areas:

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Semiconductor

Develop innovations that advance the semiconductor ecosystem

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Industry 4.0

Advance systems engineering innovation to address next-generation industrial automation

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Technology Extensions

Leverage our core skills and technology to create innovative products and new market opportunities

Portfolio

We invest in transformative technologies and the teams that realize it. Here are some of those companies:

Life Sciences

Antheia

The mission of startup Antheia, Inc., is to make and fairly provide medicines to all who need them. The company combines founding intellectual property with world-leading expertise in synthetic biology, informatics, and fermentation technology to provide a stable and cost-competitive supply of plant-based medicines and to transform the discovery, manufacture, and distribution of medicines.
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Life Sciences

EchoPixel

EchoPixel is building a new world of patient care with its interactive, 3D medical visualization software. The True 3D system allows medical professionals to interact with patient-specific organs and tissue in an open 3D space emanating from a display, enabling doctors to immediately identify, evaluate, and dissect clinically significant structures.

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Technology Extensions

kaiaTech

kaiaTech is dedicated to the success of its customers by being the world-class leader in providing innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective “nano-glass” barrier and coating solutions to the packaging industry. It uses semiconductor technology and applies it to food and beverage packaging to increase product shelf life. The packaging is 100% sustainable and uses a low-cost BPA-free process.

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Mission Bio

Mission Bio delivers targeted single-cell genomics solutions for high-impact applications with Tapestri, the Precision Genomics Platform. Tapestri is the industry’s first targeted single-cell DNA sequencing platform, enabling precise detection of heterogeneity in disease progression and treatment response. Application areas include blood cancers, solid tumors, and genome editing validation. The platform includes an instrument, consumables, and analysis software, which integrate seamlessly with existing NGS workflows. With Tapestri, researchers have a highly sensitive, targeted, and customizable solution to move precision medicine forward.

Spun out of research at the University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bio is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

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Semiconductor

Mythic

Mythic is focused on accelerating AI for everyone. By creating a unified hardware and software platform that relies on analog computation to deliver revolutionary power, cost, and performance, they are shattering the limits restricting AI innovation. They enable a leap forward in the adoption and sophistication of machine learning. Mythic is making it much easier and more affordable to deploy accurate, consistent AI in the real world, from the data center to the edge device.

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Omniome

Omniome is developing a proprietary DNA sequencing platform capable of delivering unsurpassed sequencing accuracy. Backed by leading life sciences venture investors and a proven management team, Omniome’s vision is to be the most trusted DNA sequencing platform and leader in clinical sequencing.

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Semiconductor

Reno Subsystems

Reno Sub-Systems’ mission is to lead the semiconductor industry in developing radio frequency (RF) matching system/power generator and flow subsystem technologies to optimize process control for volume production. For 10 nm technology nodes and below, these products provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) differentiating performance on deposition and etch tools without requiring tool redesign. For device manufacturers, they provide an order-of-magnitude improvement in process control to enable manufacturing of leading-edge devices. Reno’s patented technologies enable the short process times necessary in plasma processes for both planar and 3D device architectures and facilitate “always on” plasma management, improving particle control, film properties, and cost efficiency.

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Industrial Automation

TetraVue

TetraVue is the leading innovator of 4D LIDAR vision systems that empower machines to perceive the richness of our fast-paced 3D world in high definition. TetraVue’s groundbreaking 4D LIDAR combines the resolution of high definition video with the range of LIDAR to accurately capture motion and depth for large fields-of-view and distances. Its innovative 4D camera technology captures real-time images with depth perception down to each pixel, allowing it to transform markets including autonomous vehicles, machine vision and factory automation. The company is headquartered in Vista, California.

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Meet Our Team

Our strategic team of top technologists and business leaders have a range of backgrounds spanning multiple disciplines. Leveraging their collective expertise, they work together to identify companies with innovative technologies that address important business needs.

Jeff Marks

Biography

Jeff has spent the past three decades in the semiconductor industry, focusing on advanced process equipment development and business growth. He joined Lam Research in 1999 and is currently the corporate vice president responsible for emerging businesses and Lam’s venture investment activity. Before that, he was chief technology officer of the Global Products Group. Jeff also managed Lam’s spin, linear, and bevel clean products and the dielectric etch business during his first 12 years at the company. He holds numerous patents and has authored several technical publications in the areas of semiconductor processing and thin-film applications. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University and his B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.

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Faran Nouri

Biography

Faran is a founding member and Managing Director of Lam Capital. She joined Lam Research after two decades in the Semiconductor industry, which included multiple startups. Faran has developed several commercially successful products and has a track record of developing business opportunities at both startups and large companies. Faran has been an invited speaker and panelist and has served on several technical committees. She has authored more than 60 peer reviewed papers and has been granted 26 patents. Faran earned a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado in Boulder and M.S. in Management from Graduate School of Business at Stanford. In 2019 Faran was named as one of the Powerlist 100 by Global Corporate Venturing, a list of the top 100 leaders in the corporate venture world.

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Hash Pakbaz

Biography

Hash develops and executes strategies for entering new business areas that leverage Lam’s core capabilities and technology. He also identifies target companies and businesses in these market areas for investments and partnerships. Prior to joining Lam Research, he was president and CEO of SBA Materials. He has also held numerous executive-level positions at technology startups and multi-nationals, including managing MEMS Microphones P&L at Knowles Electronics/Dover Corporation and serving as vice president of business development at Cambrios Technologies. Hash is an author on more than 20 patents and patent applications and has written more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. He earned his Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Bo Zhu

Biography

Bo joined Lam Capital in 2018, focusing on semiconductor and advanced manufacturing. Bo also leads Lam Capital’s investment in Asia. Prior to joining Lam Research, Bo was co-founder and president of Maven Optronics China, advancing chip scale packaging LEDs for display and healthcare industries. Prior to Maven, Bo held multiple positions at Applied Materials, including director of solar product sales for north Asia, associate at Applied Ventures, and manager in new business development. His early experience includes commercialization of machine learning from academia into industry, deep tech startup in the US and Greater China, and product development in semiconductor industry. He also served as co-director of the Venture Capital Group at HYSTA where he strove to foster an entrepreneurial ecosystem for cross-border startups. Bo earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and B.S. degree in manufacturing from Tsinghua University.

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Yuan-Ping Huang

Biography

Yuan-Ping leads investments in the proteomic profiling technologies space. Prior to joining Lam Capital, he was an associate at McKinsey & Company, where he advised global pharmaceutical clients on R&D and operations including technology assessment, product evaluation, sourcing decisions, and cost optimization. Specifically, Yuan-Ping developed in-depth company and market analysis which informed product expansion strategies targeting multibillion dollar sales opportunities. His earlier experience includes project management and research for medical and life sciences companies. He is a contributing author for several papers on neural development and cancer in peer-reviewed journals. Yuan-Ping earned a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Columbia University as well as an M.S. degree in molecular medicine and a B.S. degree in zoology from National Taiwan University.

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Kyle Jorgensen

Biography

Kyle joined Lam Capital in early 2019 and manages sourcing, diligence, and operational activities for Lam Capital. Prior to joining the Lam Capital team, he worked as an operations business analyst in the Global Business Operations group at Lam Research focusing on the development of large-scale business process and systems. Kyle later joined the Corporate Development team to work on M&A and strategic collaboration projects before joining Lam Capital as a senior analyst. He earned a B.B.A degree with a concentration in Finance and Information Systems from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

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What we do

Our Investments

We focus on young companies involved in the semiconductor ecosystem, digital manufacturing, and other industries that leverage our core expertise to enable new products and markets. We invest at all stages and partner with both financial and corporate investors who share our interests.

Our Involvement

In addition to investing financially, we create value by offering operational expertise and access to our diverse pool of technology experts and our supply chain. Our goal is to partner with our portfolio companies and help them grow and scale by leveraging our global infrastructure.