Alex Finkelstein began his career at Cambridge Associates before joining two early-stage venture capital firms. After a few years, he took a break from venture to write and sell a number of original television shows to networks including FOX, Discovery, and E!. He later returned to venture and joined Spark at its inception.
For the past 15 years, Alex has focused on uncovering unconventional companies led by entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. He often looks outside Silicon Valley for undiscovered, product-focused founders with a drive to reinvent, rather than copy. Alex has made investments in startups around the world including in Nigeria, Germany, and Spain, as well as in companies just two minutes from his home in Boston. “I love the scrappy, underdog founders, who’ve often never done it before,” he says.
Alex is a graduate of Middlebury College. Outside of Spark, he serves on the board of directors of the Brooke Charter Schools, Boston’s largest public charter school network.