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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 creating the future by supporting emerging technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible. In his role at Lux, Alex helps lead the team’s efforts in capital formation, supporting our limited partners and assisting our companies with forging new relationships with potential partners.

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

A natural quant with a love for language, Alex earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, where he was awarded the John Chester Adams Cup for intellectual distinction, friendliness and loyalty, and was selected as Class Speaker during graduation ceremonies.


What 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 on Yale’s slam poetry team

  • Awarded the DeForest Prize and Townsend Premiums at Yale for oration

Luck is the residue of design. John Milton