Alex is the Founder of Ten Eleven Ventures, the industry’s original venture capital fund that is focused solely on investing in digital security. Inside security the firm invests globally and is stage agnostic, working as KKR’s joint investment alliance partner for stages growth and later. Since our founding in 2015 Ten Eleven has invested in CounterTack, CyberGRX, Cylance, Darktrace, Digital Shadows, Hexadite, Ionic, Jask, Optiv, Ping Identity and Twistlock.
The founding of Ten Eleven brought together the breadth of experiences in finance, investing, software and security operating roles in Silicon Valley. The cornerstone being his role as co-founder in 2002 of PGP Corporation that combined the vision for a new security company with the secure email standard OpenPGP.
Alex was the key business architect of the hybrid structure that combined an innovation led startup with the buyout of assets from Network Associates (McAfee). He served as founding board member, CFO/VP Business Development, was a key member of the executive team as it pioneered the encryption and data protection marketplaces, concluding in 2010 as the COO when it was sold to Symantec.
After PGP Corp. he 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. These simultaneous stage agnostic security experiences were formative to the unique Ten Eleven investment strategy.
Alex also worked at Embark (The Princeton Review), PeopleSoft, OneID and was an investment banker with Robertson, Stephens & Co.
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.