At Javelin, Alex is a generalist, looking for disruptive opportunities across a variety of sectors, including digital media, marketplaces, e-commerce, education, mobile, and enterprise SaaS. He is a board director or board observer for Engrade (acquired by McGraw-Hill), FEM, KitchIt, KopoKopo, Pixalate, Plug.DJ, Spotsetter (acquired by Apple), Skytree, Telerivet, TheHunt (acquired by Pinterest), Thumbtack and Weddington Way.
Prior to joining Javelin, Alex was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, where he helped establish one of the first venture capital funds focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Prior to DFJ, Alex was the first employee at ooma, a venture-backed company in the consumer electronics, VoIP (voice over IP) space, where he led the company’s initial product roll out, customer acquisition, and retail distribution strategy in product management and business development roles. Alex was also co-founder of Say-Hey-Hey.com, one of the web’s first free video dating sites, where he was in charge of all product development, fundraising, and business development efforts. Alex serves as a key advisor to several Silicon Valley early stage start-ups, including Sifteo (acquired by 3DRobotics) and PointSourcePower, as well as the Global Technology Symposium – the premier investor conference on emerging markets.
Alex holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was co-President of the Venture Capital Club, a leader of a Global Study Trip, and a Board Fellow. He also holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering, a B.A. in International Relations, and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, Alex was a Mayfield Fellow and led major technology centered research projects at General Motors and IBM for Stanford’s Center for Work, Technology, and Organization. When he’s not working in SF, Alex spends a lot of his free time in LA, chasing his welsh corgi around various dog parks and beaches. He’s an avid basketball fan and global explorer.