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.
We partner with and invest in disruptive companies that are making a big impact in the following areas:
Develop innovations that advance the semiconductor ecosystem
Advance systems engineering innovation to address next-generation industrial automation
Leverage our core skills and technology to create innovative products and new market opportunities
We invest in transformative technologies and the teams that realize it. Here are some of those companies:
AntheiaThe 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gary Bultman has been our senior vice president, Corporate Development with responsibility for driving our strategic agenda, inclusive of organic and inorganic strategies, focused on increasing the success of our business and expanding our horizons, since April 2018. Immediately prior to that time, Mr. Bultman had been senior vice president, Strategic Development and Emerging Markets from January 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bultman held various roles, including division general manager, strategic development, and chief marketing officer, at KLA-Tencor. Prior to that Mr. Bultman was at Applied Materials, where he gained experience in equipment engineering, marketing, and sales. He started his career at AT&T Corporation where he served as a semiconductor process engineer. Mr. Bultman earned a B.S. degree in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University.
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.
Kevin joined Lam Capital mid-2020 bringing over 15 years of entrepreneurial and operating experience in materials-centric deep- and bio-tech companies. Most recently, Kevin was CEO of Crop Enhancement, an agriculture technology company commercializing novel products that replace synthetic pesticides, leading it from Seed through Series B. Prior to that, Kevin held senior roles at Hanergy (EVP of Silicon Valley Product Development Group) and Applied Materials (CMO of Energy and Environmental Solutions and GM of Energy Storage Solutions). Prior to Applied, Kevin led business development and product management efforts at NanoGram (acquired), AMD/Spansion, and Lumentum. Kevin’s passion for entrepreneurship was ignited early in his career when he co-founded Cumulus Photonics to commercialize innovative optical networking equipment. Kevin earned PhD and SM degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT, a BS in Engineering Science from Penn State University, and is a Kauffman Fellows Finalist. He is a director of Crop Enhancement and mentor with the MIT VMS.
Eva joined Lam Capital in early 2020 and is responsible for operations, financial modeling and deal sourcing at Lam Capital. Before joining the Lam Capital team, she cofounded and worked for several start-ups in the Internet of Things space, such as meShare and Zmodo, and was in charge of fundraising and product commercialization. She received an M.B.A. from the University of California – Berkeley, Haas School of Business and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Economics and Accounting.
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.
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.
What we do
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.
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.