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October 4, 2018

The VentureFizz Podcast: Zack Schildhorn - Partner at Lux Capital

For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Zack Schildhorn, a Partner at Lux Capital in New York City. 

Lux Capital has $1.4B under management and is currently investing from its $400M fifth fund. Zack has led the firm’s investment in companies like Shapeways, SOLS Systems, and Moment. His most recent investment is in a company called Latch, a New York tech company that is modernizing buildings by digitizing physical keys with a smart access system.

Oh, and Zack has an interesting hobby as a reef aquarist; his work is actually on display at their offices with a 180-gallon reef aquarium. Here's a photo:

Lux Aquarium

In this episode, we cover:

  • His interest in technology at a young age and starting his own company
  • How he sought out and landed an opportunity in venture capital while he was still at Cornell
  • What his career path has looked like in venture and how he worked his way up through the ranks to a partner at the firm
  • His interest in making investments that bridge the intersection between digital and physical worlds
  • Lots of great advice for entrepreneurs in terms of fundraising and hiring
  • Plus, a lot more!

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Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.