Alex Lazarow on Frontier Innovators, VC & Founder Trust and Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley artwork
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Alex Lazarow on Frontier Innovators, VC & Founder Trust and Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley

  • S1E55
  • 34:48
  • May 3rd 2021

Alexandre (Alex) Lazarow has spent his career working at the intersection of investing, innovation, and economic development in the private, public, and social sectors. He is the author of Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs - from Delhi to Detroit - Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley (HBR Press). Alex is a venture capitalist with Cathay Innovation, a global firm that invests across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Previously, Alex worked with Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm that has invested over a billion dollars in hundreds of startups around the world. He has served as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, a financial regulator with the Bank of Canada, and an M&A investment banker with the Royal Bank of Canada.

Alex is an adjunct professor specializing in impact investment and entrepreneurship at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He is a Kauffman Fellow, CFA Charterholder, and a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.Comm from the University of Manitoba.

Alex is a regular columnist with Forbes, and his writing has been featured in the Financial TimesHarvard Business ReviewMcKinsey QuarterlyEntrepreneur MagazineTechCrunchFast CompanyVentureBeatBusiness Insider, and Quartz , among others. He speaks regularly on global innovation trends and has presented at CollisionEndeavorInsureTech Connectthe Social Innovation SummitSOCAP, and the Corporate Venture Capital Summit. He is most proud of having once been called a ‘sad, low budget Ryan Reynolds’ on Twitter.

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