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At Javelin, Alex focuses on consumer web, mobile, big data analytics and business intelligence, consumer healthcare, and gaming. He led Javelin's investments in Thumbtack, WellnessFX and Prismatic, and is active on the boards of Skytree, PowerCloud, and AppFirst. Prior to joining Javelin, Alex was a Principal at DFJ Aurora, one of the first Western ventures fund focused on high tech investments in Russia and Eastern Europe. In addition to helping lead fund formation and fundraising, Alex worked with portfolio companies in the enterprise software, consumer web services, digital media, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and e-commerce domains. Prior to DFJ Aurora, Alex was the first employee and Director of Business Development at ooma, a venture-backed company in the consumer electronics, VoIP (voice over IP) space, where he led his company's initial product roll out, customer acquisition and retail distribution strategy. 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 also serves as a key advisor to several Silicon Valley early stage start-ups, including Sifteo and PointSourcePower, as well as the Global Technology Symposium - the premier investor conference on emerging markets.
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. 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.