Alex Lazarow

Alex is a Silicon Valley-based global venture capitalist, adjunct professor, and author of Out Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs – from Delhi to Detroit – Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley.

Alex is an Investment Director with Cathay Innovation’s San Francisco office. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Middlebury Institute for International Studies MBA program, where he teaches entrepreneurship.

Previously, Alex was with Omidyar Network, a global early-stage investing platform, founded by Pierre & Pam Omidyar (founder of eBay), with over $1 billion AUM, and offices across North America, South America, Africa, Europe, India and South East Asia. Alex also has experience in strategy consulting with McKinsey & Co., financial regulation with the Bank of Canada, and M&A investment banking with the Royal Bank of Canada.

He is a Kauffman Fellow, CFA Charterholder, and CFR Term Member. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Comm from the University of Manitoba.

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