Powering the
Meaning in Money

Luminary is building a multi-tenant collaboration platform. We enable wealth advisors to lead the delivery of generational gifting and charitable giving solutions with scale efficiency.
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Technology to Transform
Wealth Transfer

Our Vision

Today, access to advanced trust & estate strategies is a series of unconnected steps, which can be costly and cumbersome. We believe that software can streamline design complexity and manual workflows, reduce execution risk, and expand opportunities for use. Our vision is to create seamless transparency between wealth owners and the people and causes that make money meaningful.


Luminary is backed by the venture capital firm, 8VC. The company was founded in 2022 and is led by David Barnard (CEO), former Head of Private Wealth at AllianceBernstein, and Joe Lonsdale (Chair), managing partner at 8VC and co-founder of Addepar, Palantir, OpenGov, among other companies.

Our Team

David Barnard
David Barnard
CEO, Founder
Former Head of Private Wealth at AllianceBernstein
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Dave St. Geme
Dave St. Geme
Head of Product, Co-Founder
Former Head of Product at Origin, Blend
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Ian Lyons
Ian Lyons
Head of Engineering, Co-Founder
Former Engineering Leader at Blend
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Joe Lonsdale
Joe Lonsdale
Chairman, Co-Founder
Managing Partner at 8VC, Co-Founder of Palantir and Addepar
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Brett Smentek
Brett Smentek
Software Engineer
Former Coinbase, Peloton, Casper
Daisuke Fukuyoshi
Daisuke Fukuyoshi
Product Design Lead
Former Compass, Goldman Sachs
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Eduardo Lopez
Eduardo Lopez
Software Engineer
Former Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Blend
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Mary Huang
Mary Huang
Chief of Staff
Former Peloton, 1stdibs
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Vik Prasad
Vik Prasad
Product Strategist
Former Pitchbook, AllianceBernstein
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Open Positions
Software Engineer
New York, NY

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