Alex is a Founder and General Partner of Ten Eleven Ventures, the industry’s original venture capital fund focused solely on investing in cybersecurity. The firm invests globally and is stage agnostic.
The founding of Ten Eleven brought together Alex’s experiences in finance, investing, software, and security operating roles in Silicon Valley. In 2002, Alex co-founded PGP Corporation, a company that combined the vision for a new security company with the secure email standard OpenPGP. Alex was the critical business architect of the hybrid structure that combined an innovation-led startup with assets from Network Associates (McAfee). He served as a founding board member, CFO/VP of Business Development, and was a vital executive team member as it pioneered the encryption and data protection marketplaces. In 2010, Alex was the COO when Symantec purchased it.
After PGP, Alex continued his involvement with security companies as an angel investor, independent director, entrepreneur-in-residence at Khosla Ventures, and security deal team consultant to private equity firm KKR. The experience of simultaneously working on venture and growth opportunities within the cybersecurity sector was formative to Ten Eleven’s unique investment strategy.
Alex also worked at Embark (The Princeton Review), PeopleSoft, OneID, and was an investment banker with Robertson, Stephens. Alex received his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Management & Technology program with a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the Moore School and a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School.