Alec is a General Partner at advantEdge Partners, India-focused early stage venture development fund obsessed with finding the top teams, ideas and execution proof points in emerging mobile-first tech sectors with immense potential to extend into a cross-border platform.
As a seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Alec spent 10+ years building rockstar startup teams and products that realize the future of scalable mobile technologies.
Prior to advantEdge, Alec was a product-oriented CEO of AnyoneGame (backed by Lerer Hippeau Ventures; Tribeca Venture Partners; M8Capital), a mobile short-form video commentary and karaoke platform that has garnered 2.5mm+ users in 6 months and was featured on Oprah, Fox News, TechCrunch, NBC, Access Hollywood, E!Online.
Before that, Alec co-founded DMR Partners - an invitation-only consortium to discover and validate the best adtech-focused startups. DMR grew from zero to 250+ agency and brand executives managing $3.2 billion+ of digital media spend globally.
Previously, Alec was the CEO and founder of MoVoxx, a leading mobile advertising company that intelligently served ads into mobile content reaching over 50mm unique U.S. users. Backed by Greycroft Partners, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital and e.Ventures, MoVoxx was acquired by Adenyo/Motricity (MOTR) for $100mm.
Alec stayed on as EVP & GM-Mobile Enterprise, where he oversaw 60+ employees and a $35mm+ P&L within global sales strategy, operations and strategic partnerships across five offices in the US and Canada.
Prior to MoVoxx, Alec realized there was a huge unmonetized gap in 6.5 billion calls to directory assistance every year. So, he founded inFreeDA – a 411 advertiser-sponsored voice targeting platform, backed by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and acquired by AT&T (T) in 2007.
Earlier in his career, Alec worked in corporate finance at JPMorgan’s media and telecommunications leveraged finance group, with transaction experience including Dex Media (DEXO), Oxygen Media (GE), Fox News acquisition (FOXA), Alaska Communications (ALSK).
Alec is a limited partner and strategic advisor at Eniac Ventures; notable investments include Vungle, Localytics, TapCommerce (TWTR). He is also an advisor to Hearst Ventures and Naya Ventures on mobile investments; and a regular speaker at conferences such as SXSW, CES, Digital Hollywood, iMedia, Columbia Business School Venture Competition, Advertising Week and OMMA Global.
Alec graduated with a double Honors degree in Economics and Business Administration at the Haas School of Business from the University of California, Berkeley. In his spare time, Alec enjoys international travel, cross country biking and wine tasting – though not always in the same order.
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Jan, 2015 - Current (over 1 year)
Founder & CEO
Nov, 2012 - Current (almost 4 years)
|Apr 4, 2013||TechCrunch - Just Sing It Turns iPhone Karaoke Into A Social Game|
|May 10, 2010||TechCrunch - Mobile Marketing Firm Adenyo Acquires MoVoxx|
|Jan 13, 2010||TechCrunch - MoVoxx Launches 'GeoSense' Location-Based Ads For SMS And Mobile Apps|
|Apr 7, 2009||Tech Zulu - TechZulu • Dealmaker LA Live Tonight: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Change Their Business Model|