Over the past 10 years, Alex has successfully created, launched, and grown a variety of technology and household products. As a Group Product Manager at Google, Alex built the Agency display advertising team and created Google's next generation third party serving and targeting system. As part of this effort Alex was a leader of the $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick. On the consumer side of Google's business, Alex earned an Executive Management Group award for leading the product response to Microsoft's IE7 browser launch that significantly increased Google's search share. In Brand Management at Procter & Gamble, Alex leveraged a forgotten technology and led two award winning marketing campaigns to build his brand to $80 million in sales. And, in Product Development at Procter & Gamble, Alex led the development and launch of three new-to-the-world Febreze products that helped the brand achieve sales of over $400 million in 50 countries in 24 months.
Alex also knows the joy and pain associated with starting a venture from scratch. In 2002, Alex began in Cleantech, founding Ocular Technologies to commercialize enhanced efficiency evaporators utilizing a proprietary monolayer coating that improved air conditioning performance. The challenges of commercializing components of a larger system controlled by an entrenched industry provided Alex with a learning experience that informs his investing.
About Khosla Ventures
Assisting great entrepreneurs determined to build companies with lasting significance. knowing & doing what it takes to foster winners
Khosla Ventures is in the company building business, not in the "deal" or "capital" business.
Khosla Ventures has a history of leveraging relationships to build teams, attract partners & customers and then together building billion dollar businesses.
Khosla Ventures is made up of active partners who do everything they can for its companies and have not forgotten how to hustle. strategic advice, creative ideas
The partners at Khosla Ventures help define, refine and opine on business plans.
What McKinsey is to the Fortune 500, Khosla Ventures tries to be to the technology startup.
The partners at Khosla Ventures love extremes - how can they make something good into something great? Are they protected against the worst that can happen? Are they leveraging the upside? Are they planning for our assets as well as our liabilities? How might your competition analyze your company?
When good isn't good enough, Khosla Ventures helps you think outside the box and they help you change the rules.
Every business goes through pivotal moments - cave on the term or lose the customer, cancel the product line or keep it in market, a key hiring decision...call Khosla Ventures.
with a direct, straightforward style
Khosla Ventures prefers brutal honesty to hypocritical politeness.
Khosla Ventures never "vote" against management teams in our board role, except in making CEO decisions. Once they pick a management team, they back it, not second guess it.