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Alex Nguyen

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Luck is the residue of design.


Alex joined Lux based on a desire to take an active role in supporting emerging technology companies that push the boundaries of what is possible. At Lux, Alex helps lead the team’s efforts in capital formation, working with our limited partners as well as assisting our companies with forging new relationships with potential partners.

Previously, Alex worked at Mercury Capital (now Investcorp) in New York, where he worked on advisory mandates for private equity and venture capital funds. Alex started his career in derivatives trading.

Alex earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, where he was awarded the DeForest Prize and Townsend Premiums, and was selected as Class Speaker during graduation ceremonies.

Alex is an Associate Resident of The Explorers Club in New York City, and also helps lead the New York chapter of the Emerging Venture Capitalists Association, a non-profit organization.


Which scientist or technologist has had the greatest impact on the world?

Newton. But that’s low-hanging fruit.

What is the most exciting innovation of the past decade?

Cloud computing.

What up-and-coming technology are you watching most closely right now?

The neural fusing of man and machine. In the future we will be able to control machines with our minds.

Key Facts

  • Born and raised in Los Angeles, his parents were refugees who barely spoke English when they arrived

  • Competed at the national level in spoken word poetry

  • Awarded the John Chester Adams Cup at Yale for intellectual distinction, character and loyalty

Luck is the residue of design. John Milton