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Technische Universität Darmstadt, DIPL-ING 1995
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Alexander Straub

Alexander Straub was a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford and holds two engineering degrees, one from Darmstadt and one from Cornell University. Straub has also conducted research in material science as a DAAD Scholar at Stanford University.

In 1999, Straub and business partner Rouzbeh Pirouz entered and won a Sunday Times of London entrepreneurship contest. With their prize money the two founded Mondus - an online b2b marketplace for SMEs. Mondus was partially sold to the Italian Yellow Pages giant Seat Pagine Gialle in 2000, in one of the largest transaction of its type for a European startup.

Prior to Mondus, Straub held positions with Goldman Sachs’principal investment area in London where he assisted an investment into SSL, later floated on NASDAQ under the name Parthus. He also worked at McKinsey & Co as a consultant and as general partner at Lazard Technology Partners (LTP) in New York. While at LTP he was the lead investor in 20 technology companies from a 300m fund focused on early to late stage enterprises in the areas of software, telecom and Internet.

He recently co-founded the world’s first 4G network operator ((truphone)), which provides VoIP technology to the mobile via Wifi. He serves on the board of Truphone and advises the company on strategic affairs.

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