Alex Rosen is a Managing Director with IDG Ventures and has been working with early-stage technology companies as an active investor and advisor for over 20 years. IDG Ventures is a global family of venture funds with approximately $3.6 billion under management. He’ll be sharing insights from his two decades of work in technology investing at the 2015 GSV Pioneer Summit.
Alex focuses on investments in cloud infrastructure, SaaS applications, ad tech and consumer marketplaces. He’s especially passionate about companies at the intersection of consumer and enterprise technologies. He currently serves as board director at Expect Labs, Krux, Minted, Smartling, Tempered Networks, Uplift, and Vouch. He also led IDG Ventures in a number of companies including Appboy, Chubbies, Datanyze, Fastly, Indiegogo, Prism Skylabs, The League, and We Heart It.
Previously, Alex was a General Partner at Sprout Group, where he was head of the Internet and Software group. He has also been a board member, observer, or investor at Flowdock, MyNewPlace, mySimon, Quintus, Fogdog, Sapient Health Network, SideStep, Rhythms, and Vidible. Alex started his venture capital career as an associate with General Atlantic Partners, served as an advisor to Vector Capital, and developed software for Telcordia and AT&T Bell Labs early in his professional life.
He holds BS degrees in electrical engineering and economics from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University.
The GSV Pioneer Summit is a two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy tickets now to reserve your place.