Brandon Farwell is a General Partner at Xfund. Prior to Xfund, he was an Investment Professional at DFJ focused on software investments including Box (NYSE: BOX), Yammer (acq., MSFT), Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), Newsle (acq., LNKD), SugarCRM, and Insight Squared, in addition to other frontier investments like Planet and SpaceX. After DFJ, he helped build the 150-company portfolio at Rothenberg Ventures nearly from the beginning, including companies like SpaceX, Planet, Robinhood, Gusto, Matterport, Bustle, Revel Systems, Boom Supersonic, Kespry, Andela, Dronebase, Nearpod, Patreon, Vicarious Surgical, SweetIQ (acq., GCI), Accelo, Customer.io, and others. This portfolio was awarded #1 in VR /AR and frontier technology by Goldman Sachs, CB Insights, and Pitchbook.
Brandon spent time in sales operations and corporate development at Box. His passions and focus are mainly in enterprise technologies; notably applied machine intelligence (computer vision, natural language processing, and machine learning), VR/AR, robotics, space, and autonomous vehicles. He has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Venture Capital list. Brandon is currently a formal advisor to CASIS, the organization designated by NASA to manage, promote, and broker research on the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.
Brandon received a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University. He helped run BASES (Stanford’s leading entrepreneurship organization) and was awarded Pac 12 All-Academic Team honors as a varsity rower. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Rock Ventures Fellow.