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McGill University, BA 2004
Economics, Psychology


President Co-Founder

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Alexander Mimran

Alexander is the product-minded founder of two technology companies: Minbox and Penzu. Hundreds of thousands of people use products that he’s created every month in over 160 countries around the world.

Minbox—backed by CRV, Dave Cohen, Matt Ocko, and others—is changing the way businesses share files. Based in San Francisco, it won the Best Design award at the 2012 Launch Conference.

Penzu is where the world keeps their private thoughts. With over 1MM registered users, it is the most popular online journal on the web. Penzu has been profitable since 2011 and continues to dominate the space on almost all platforms.

Previously, Alexander worked in the digital department under the former Facebook CMO at Indigo, Canada’s largest book retailer. He has been a designer since he was 16 and loves helping startups with UX and branding.

“Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.” - Charles Eames

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