Our team

A Multidisciplinary Team

We’re pioneering a new way to invest in early-stage AI companies.
We’re pioneering a new way to invest in early-stage AI companies.

Jay Zhao

Founder & Partner

Former partner at T Fund, Walden, and Granite Ventures. Former board member at Marqeta.

Jenny Xiao

Partner

Ph.D. in AI and economics at Columbia University. Former researcher at OpenAI.

Val Gui

Operating Partner

Former VP at Upstart. Founder of Instamotor. Avid angel investor.

Advisor Team

Advisor Team

We’re lucky to be supported by some of the best founders, researchers, and operators in the world.

Jan Leike

Research Lead @ OpenAI

Paul Gu

Co-Founder @ Upstart

Carl Showalter

Founding GP @Opus Capital, former VP @ Juniper Networks

Lyle Fong

Co-Founder @ Lithium, former YC Partner

Johnathan Eng

Former CTO @ Upstart, AI Lead @ Facebook

Kevin Callahan

Founder @ Uniblock, former Head of Growth @ Coinbase, Twitter

Matt Yin

Co-Founder @ Jupiter Card, former Head of Data Science @ CapitalG

Jeff Tseng

Former AI Team Lead @ Nvidia

Grant Schneider

Former VP of ML @ Upstart

Margaret King

VP @ Franklin Templeton

Tim Tsu

COO @ The Believer Company, former Head of Growth @ Riot Games

Chuck Xu

Head of Strategy and M&A @ DuPont

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© 2023 Leonis Capital. All rights reserved.

Leonis [leōnis]: Latin for “Lion Strength”. Alpha Leonis is one of the brightest and most enduring stars in the Leo star constellation.

© 2023 Leonis Capital. All rights reserved.