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Alex Zubillaga

Alejandro (“Alex”) Zubillaga is a private venture capital investor focused on the consumer Internet space.

He currently serves on the boards of directors of Tango, Lyst, CrowdSurge, Rebate Networks and Wahanda, and is an adviser to several additional companies, including viagogo, where he is a member of the advisory board. Alex has funded a number of highly successful companies, including: Mendeley (sold to Reed Elsevier); Social Guide (sold to Nielsen); and, Viki (sold to Rakuten).

Previously, Alex was executive vice president, digital strategy and business development at Warner Music Group (WMG), where he was responsible for developing and overseeing WMG’s global digital business. Through a series of ground-breaking partnerships, Alex established WMG as the clear digital leader in the music industry.

Before joining WMG, he was a co-founder of Lexa Partners, which led the buyout of WMG from Time Warner. From 1995 to 2000, Alex was founder and chairman of Net Uno, a leading Venezuelan cable television and broadband operator.

Alex was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and a “Latin American Leader of the Internet” by CNN en Español. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Babson College.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Split 3/2014Seed$1M6
Lyst 7/2012Series A$5M3
Incident Technologies 11/2011Seed$745k13
Tango 7/2011Series B$42M4
ED01 5/2011Seed$565k7
Listia 4/2011Seed$1.75M8
SocialGuide 4/2011Angel$1.5M1
Tonara 1/2011Seed$750k6
Viki 12/2010Series A$4.3M15
Go Try It On 11/2010Seed2
FanBridge 11/2010Series A$2M8
Chartbeat 9/2010Seed$3M12
Gengo 8/2010Seed$750k7
Yipit 6/2010Series A$1.3M11
Timetric 3/2010Seed7
doubleTwist 4/2009Series B$5M4
Mendeley 2/2009Series A$2M3

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    Lyst Raises $14M in Series B Funding (wwd.com) [edit]
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    Songkick bags Silicon Valley investment (growthbusiness.co.uk) [edit]
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    http://startups.co.uk/editd-wins-1-6m-in-seed-funding/ (startups.co.uk) [edit]
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  2. Fashion Aggregation FTW: Lyst Picks Up $5M, Now Lists DFJ Esprit As Backer (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  4. Tango Takes $42 Million VC Round To The Bank And Its Mobile Video Calling To The PC (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. BetaBeat (betabeat.com) [edit]
  6. Andreessen Horowitz Leads $1.75M Round In Freebie Marketplace Listia (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  9. ViKi Raises $4.3 Million from VC All-Stars to Translate the World’s Video (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. Go Try It On Raises Funding From Index Ventures; Launches iPhone App (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  13. Human Translation Startup myGengo Raises Seed Round From International Investors (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Groupon Aggregator Yipit Raises $1.3 Million In Venture Funding (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  15. Investment announcement! (blog.timetric.com) [edit]
  16. DoubleTwist nets $5 million in funding, debuts Windows version (engadget.com) [edit]
  17. Mendeley Snags $2 Million In Early-Stage Funding For Research Paper Management Tools (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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