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BirthplaceNew York, NY


Harvard University, BA 2005
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), S.M. 2007
Materials Science & Engineering
Harvard Business School, MBA 2009

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Global Shaper, San Francisco Hub

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Summer Associate
Research & Teaching Assistant

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Summer Associate

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Alex Taussig

Alex is a Principal at Highland Capital Partners in Boston and is focused on high technology businesses tackling problems in some of the world’s oldest and largest industries — energy, education, and machine automation. He is actively involved in Highland’s investments in QD Vision, 2tor, Heartland Robotics and Bit9.

Prior to joining Highland, Alex worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Magnetic Materials & Devices Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At MIT, he synthesized and characterized a new class of magneto-optical perovskites capable of growth on semiconductor-compatible substrates. His results were published in several notable peer-reviewed journals.

Alex also spent time at RockPort Capital Partners, a venture capital firm devoted to energy technology, and McKinsey & Company, where he provided strategic advice on business technology issues.

Alex received an A.B. in Physics summa cum laude from Harvard College in 2005, an S.M. in Materials Science & Engineering from MIT in 2007, and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School with high distinction in 2009.

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