LUMO Labs is a two-year venture builder program that besides providing pre-seed and seed funding, actively supports entrepreneurs with a ''hands on'' approach. Founded in 2016 by Andy Lurling and Sven Bakkes, LUMO labs mission is to facilitate a vibrant ecosystem and stimulate cross-pollination between its emerging technology start-ups, with a clear goal to help sustainable business to impact the world. Main focus markets are big data/deep learning, AI, VR/AR/MR, Blockchain and Robotics/IoT (incl. smart mobility). LUMO labs unique program shortens the time-to-market as well as the time-to-(follow up) funding. LUMO is the only two year venture builder program for emerging tech startups.
LUMO Labs Eindhoven (the Netherlands) is situated in the heart of the Brainport region where high-tech and design go hand in hand with high-quality manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Collaboration and knowledge-sharing are part of this regions DNA. It is the region where Open Innovation started. Philips Electronics has its origin in the city of Eindhoven.
LUMO Labs Los Angeles (United States), managed by LUMO Labs Venture Advisor Jenna Seiden, is located in Silicon Beach, a booming technology region on the US West Coast. It is home to over 500 tech start-ups, and major technology companies have opened offices in the region. Opposite to Silicon Valley, the L.A. Silicon Beach has a more diversity of industries besides technology. This is in alignment with LUMO Labs multi disciplinary approach.