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20 Investments in 13 Companies
Born:
February 18, 1983
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Prior to joining Javelin, Alex was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, where he helped establish one of the first venture capital funds focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Prior to DFJ, Alex was the first employee at ooma, a venture-backed company in the consumer electronics, VoIP (voice over IP) space, where he led the company’s initial product roll out, customer acquisition, and retail distribution strategy in product management and business development roles. Alex was also co-founder of Say-Hey-Hey.com, one of the web’s first free video dating sites, where he was in charge of all product development, fundraising, and business development efforts. Alex serves as a key advisor to several Silicon Valley early stage start-ups, including Sifteo (acquired by 3DR).

Alex holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was co-President of the Venture Capital Club, a leader of a Global Study Trip, and a Board Fellow. He also holds a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering, a B.A. in International Relations, and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, Alex was a Mayfield Fellow and led major technology centered research projects at General Motors and IBM for Stanford’s Center for Work, Technology, and Organization. At Javelin, Alex is a generalist, investing across consumer web, mobile, e-commerce, big data analytics and enterprise. He is active on the boards or led investments in Thumbtack, Engrade (acquired by McGraw Hill), The Hunt, Weddington Way, KitchIt, FEM, Skytree, Plug.DJ, Kopo Kopo, Pixalate, Spotsetter (acquired by Apple) and Telerivet.

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Board of Directors

Jan 7, 2016 - Current   (9 months)

Board of Directors

Dec 1, 2014 - Current   (almost 2 years)

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Oct 1, 2014 - Current   (almost 2 years)

Board of Directors

Jul 1, 2014 - Current   (about 2 years)

Board of Directors

Dec 1, 2013 - Current   (almost 3 years)

Partner

Oct 1, 2013 - Current   (almost 3 years)

Board of Directors

Nov 1, 2012 - Current   (almost 4 years)
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Jun, 2011
Sep 30, 2013
Principal
Dec, 2006
Dec, 2008
Co-Founder/CEO
Jun, 2005
Jun, 2008
Director of Business Development

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