Alexander is a product guy and serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of startup experience. Today he runs an early stage investment fund called Sumo Ventures. Previously Alexander co-founded ViewMarket, where he continues to be deeply involved helping to grow their CultureMap and RSVP brands.
Prior to that, Alexander was a co-founder and CEO of ShopSavvy, the world's largest mobile shopping community with more than 100M+ downloads of the technology. Under his leadership and prior to its sale to Purch, ShopSavvy:
• leveraged Big Data to sell mobile ad units at an average CPM of $500 • created a mobile wallet and augmented payment platform for more than 60 major retailers • licensed its technology to hundreds of companies including Walmart, CNET, Macy's and Experian
Prior to co-founding ShopSavvy Alexander and his partner launched Fancast ultimately selling the social web property to Comcast Interactive. Before that Alexander co-founded Architel, one of the largest cloud companies in North Texas.
Started in 2001, the company helps Fortune 1000 companies bring their IT operations into the cloud. In 1999, Alexander founded LayerOne, a neutral interconnection and colocation provider that was sold in 2003 to Switch & Data (Equinix).
Alexander speaks at conferences and universities in the United States and Europe on topics ranging from the future of retail to entrepreneurship. Alexander once gave an hour-long presentation at the French Senate in Paris. Alexander has spoken in Bangalore, Barcelona, Hamburg, Amsterdam and London, and at conferences including the Mobile World Congress, 4G World, SXSW, Barcamp, and CITA.
Alexander’s other community and philanthropic efforts are many and varied and include the Boy Scouts of America, Buckner International, Chiapas International, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Toys for Tots Foundation, YPO, and Wilshire Baptist Church.
Jun 1, 2016 - Current (4 months)
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
Graduate, History1990 - 1995
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