As a partner at Lux Capital, Bilal is attracted to startups that solve real, practical problems with technically ambitious solutions. They are often the first of their kind. They might address challenges around security by inventing advanced facial recognition software, improve air traffic management for drones, or build connected hardware devices that reshape our lives. We are so pleased to announce that he will be speaking at this year’s Pioneer Summit!
At Lux Capital, Bilal leads Lux’s investments in AirMap, airspace data for drones; Desktop Metal, a metal 3D printing company; Evolv Technology, a physical security company; CyPhy Works, a drone maker; LensBricks, a smart home camera; Orbital Insight, advanced image processing and data science; Super, subscription care for your home; CloudMedx, a health analytics engine; Altspace VR, shared virtual reality; and a few stealth startups: Lumenous3D, Pinscreen and Happiest Baby.
Prior to joining Lux, Bilal was an investor at General Catalyst Partners. Before he became an investor, Bilal was an entrepreneur. He cofounded GEO2 Technologies, an advanced materials company that also spun out Bio2 Technologies, company that makes bone-graft materials, among other things. Earlier in his career, Bilal was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group and a visiting scientist at PNNL/DOE Labs.
Bilal holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry and has a B.A. in chemistry from the College of Wooster. He also holds more than 30 patents and patent applications.
The GSV Pioneer Summit is the conference for breakthrough innovation and game-changing entrepreneurs. Pioneer Summit is two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.