Sonny Vu


Sonny founded and runs Alabaster, a family office that invests in founders building companies with radical solutions, usually involving “deeptech” that will have a positive, planet-level impact.

Sonny currently serves as CEO for Arevo (an Alabaster portfolio company), an advanced manufacturing technology company that automates the design and production of large continuous carbon fiber thermoplastic composite parts. Demonstration products include:
www.superstrata.bike, www.scotsman.me, www.mishima.studio

Sonny previously co-founded companies such as:

  • Impact Biosystems (2019)- novel muscle fitness sensing devices
  • Elemental Machines (2014) – hardware and software for lab operations monitoring and analytics
  • Misfit (2011) – fashion-driven wearables and smart home devices (acquired by Fossil for $260m, served as President and CTO for Fossil Group afterward)
  • AgaMatrix (2001) – blood glucose monitoring devices and digital health tech for diabetes

Sonny is a mathematician by training and was a Ph.D. candidate at MIT prior to working in the software industry.