|University of Cambridge, Diploma||1994|
|University of Cambridge, MA (BA) Hons||1993|
Alex McCracken is Director of the Venture Group for Silicon Valley Bank in the UK and has 17 years experience in funding technology companies. During his career Alex has been involved with Â£400m+ of funding for early and late-stage companies.
Prior to SVB, Alex was an Investment Manager at TTP Ventures, a $50m venture capital fund based near Cambridge where he invested in and managed several portfolio companies including TeraView and CamSemi. Alex also worked closely with the Carbon Trust to advise cleantech companies in their Entpreneur’s Fast Track scheme on raising investment.
Alex also co-founded TISS Ltd to develop security systems for commercial vehicles. As Managing Director, Alex raised venture capital and then grew TISS to achieve worldwide sales to global logistics companies such as DHL and UPS as well as truck manufacturers including Volvo, Mercedes and DAF. Alex achieved a successful exit from TISS in 2007.
Alex started his career as a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialised in growth strategy projects for blue-chip clients including a global internet strategy for Philips, a Â£400m fundraising for Rover Group for their new generation of engines and an internet strategy for the UK Atomic Energy Authority.