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Sonny Vu

Founder of Alabaster

Sonny founded Alabaster, a group that invests in founders commercializing technology based on scientific breakthroughs that will have a positive, planet-level impact. Current themes: materials science, biotech for clean energy / food production, HVAC tech. Previously, he was President/CTO of Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL). Before that he founded: Misfit (wearables; acquired by Fossil for $260m), AgaMatrix (biosensors/digital health for diabetes), FireSpout (NLP; acquired by Ask Jeeves). Before startups, he worked at Microsoft Research in NLP under Kai-Fu Lee, worked on a Linguistics PhD at MIT under Noam Chomsky, and studied math at UIUC.