Alex began his career at Cambridge Associates before joining two Softbank venture capital funds. Alex then left the venture capital world to scratch his creative itch where he wrote and sold a number of original television shows to networks including Fox, Discovery, and E!. He then returned to venture as a co-founder of Spark Capital.
For the past 16 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. He was the first institutional investor and Board member at Flywire (Nasdaq:FLYW), Talkspace (Nasdaq:TALK) and Wayfair (NYSE:W). “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.