Alex is the Managing Director at Plug and Play, the most active venture capital firm in the United States to develop a significant presence in Southern California. Alex is working to not only oversee and run the operations, but build the core team, expand the corporate network, and form new strategic partnerships in the region. He is also leading the startup technical due diligence process to evaluate pre-seed, seed and series A investment decisions at Plug and Play Los Angeles.
With over a decade of management, research, and development experience in various technology fields, Alex has built his career as a serial entrepreneur, technologist and an investor. He currently holds two M.S. degrees in computer science (artificial intelligence) and he completed his first diploma in Aerospace Engineering when he was 18 years old.
Before joining Plug and Play, Alex founded Tilofy, an intelligent trend forecasting SaaS platform, in 2013. Tilofy went on to be recognized as one of the Top 50 to watch in Southern California's technology industry (along with Tinder, Snapchat, Whisper, RadPad etc.). Alex and Tilofy were also featured in over 18 different magazines and publications, including American Marketing Associations and Huffington Post. Some of the world’s most recognizable brands and agencies have also utilized Tilofy’s technology to disrupt their respective sectors, such as Red Bull, Altria, Wipro, Hershey, Henkel, RJ Reynolds, Swedish Match, Unilever and Samsung.
Alex is a frequent speaker and panelist on various venture capital and technology subjects. Last, but most definitely not least, Alex can also play chess with his closed eyes, has written two philosophical novels, and possesses the cooking ability of a world renowned chef.