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30 Investments in 14 Companies
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Alex Finkelstein is the Board Director of Altius Education Inc.He is also a General Partner at Spark Capital and joined the firm at its inception. He has led Spark’s investments in 5min, 8D World, Linkwell, and Altius Education.

Alex focuses on working with and investing in highly passionate entrepreneurs who enjoy leaving stable jobs to build transformative companies.

Prior to joining Spark Capital, Alex was the creator and producer of a number of television shows and Internet properties that he sold to major networks, including FOX, E!, Discovery, ITV1 (U.K.) and Yahoo. Alex’s shows all had major product integration components and were sold in partnership with Fortune 500 brands.

Previously Alex was a Principal at Seed Capital Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm that was formed in partnership with Softbank. Before joining Seed Capital Partners, Alex was an Associate at GrandBanks Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm that was also formed in partnership with Softbank.

Alex also worked at Cambridge Associates, where he served as a Senior Venture Capital Research Associate and Senior Consulting Associate.

Alex holds a BA in political science from Middlebury College.

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General Partner

Sep, 2005 - Current   (about 11 years)
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$24M / Series B
Jun, 2016$15M / Series B
Apr, 2016$27M / Series B
Nov, 2015$50M / Series C
Aug, 2015$30M / Series B
Aug, 2015$10.8M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2015$14M / Series A
May, 2015$9.5M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2014$1M / Seed (Lead)
Nov, 2014$13M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2014$75M / Series C (Lead)
Jul, 2014$25M / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2014$3.8M / Seed (Lead)
May, 2014$2.5M / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2014$6.2M / Series C
Jul, 2013$2.2M / Seed (Lead)
Jun, 2013$6.4M / Series C
Jan, 2013$11M / Series C
Jan, 2013$14M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2012$36M / Venture (Lead)
Aug, 2011$7.5M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2011$165M / Series A
Jun, 2011$5M / Venture (Lead)
Jan, 2011$1M / Seed (Lead)
Nov, 2010$18.6M / Series B
Oct, 2010$1.1M / Seed (Lead)
Sep, 2009$8M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2009$7.5M / Series B
Mar, 2008$7M / Series A (Lead)
Nov, 2007$5M / Series A (Lead)

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