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Stanford University, BA
Economics
Stanford University, MS
Engineering

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Alex Algard

With the vision to provide consumers a free, accurate, and fast Internet-based directory assistance alternative, Alex Algard founded WhitePages.com in 1997.

Initially started as a hobby, and incorporated in 2000, WhitePages.com has been profitable since inception. As CEO, Alex is primarily focused on how to best translate user needs into a great service offering and strategic direction. Alex is also the founder of CarDomain Network, the leading online community for car enthusiasts. In 2007 Alex was selected as the Software Entrepreneur of the Year, Pacific Northwest by Ernst & Young and as a finalist for Inc. magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year.

Alex began his career in investment banking with the Goldman Sachs High Technology Group. Alex holds a BA in Economics and a MS in Engineering, both from Stanford University.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
EVO Media Group 11/2009Venture Round$1.5M4
Inkd.com 9/2008Series A$1.7M11
CarDomain Network 6/2007Series A$3M1
DanceJam 5/2007Angel$1M8
Cheezburger 1/2007Venture Round$2M3

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  1. EVO Media Group raises $1.5M to help you build a moneymaking website (digital.venturebeat.com) [edit]
  2. PressPlane Takes $1.7M (nwinnovation.com) [edit]
  3. CarDomain.com raises $3M for more social networking for car enthusiasts (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  4. techcrunch.com [edit]
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