Alex is a partner on the a16z crypto investment team. Before a16z, Alex was a crypto deal analyst at GGV Capital and worked on the Coinbase Corporate Development team. Prior to arriving in Silicon Valley, Alex spent nearly ten years in the United States Army Infantry & Special Forces during which he was deployed three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve. His experience working side-by-side with oppressed communities in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria was the inspiration for his career transition into crypto.
Alex holds a B.S. in International Relations and Arabic from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a current student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and leads the Stanford Blockchain Club.