Zavain is driven by smart software, leveraging data and machine intelligence to scale, augment, and balance human intelligence.
Zavain has led Lux’s investments in more than a dozen of companies like Primer, Blockstack, Recursion, Clarifai, Auransa and more.
Previously Zavain was an investor at Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors.
Prior to VC, Zavain was a founder and computer scientist. At Discovery Engine (acquired by Twitter), he engineered machine learning and AI systems across a proprietary distributed computing framework to build web scale-ranking algorithms. Zavain was also a cofounder of Fountainhop, one of the first hyper-local social networks.
Zavain holds a BS in symbolic systems and an MS in computer science from Stanford where he was a researcher in Stanford’s AI Lab.