Alex is a lifelong lover of technology with a passion for building, growing and managing teams and companies. He was early at five startups that created great products, employment and economic value. Besides leading several startups as an entrepreneur, Alex also worked for seven years as a venture capitalist with Trinity Ventures nurturing early-stage technology startups. He has been a very active angel investor, adviser, and Board Member in the Triangle as well as an investor in both Cofounders Capital Funds. Alex continues to be addicted to fast-growing startups and and joined the Relias team in 2016, a local company providing software solutions to reduce variation in healthcare. Alex’s specialties include computer systems, software and networking, video technology, strategy, engineering management, product management, marketing, team building and general management. Alex in now mostly retired except for the time he spends with us each week. Full Profile
Scott began life as a Duke EE major later completing his MBA. He has over 30 years of venture and operations experience and was the CEO of two venture-backed startups. As co-founder of The Aurora Funds in RTP, North Carolina and the five funds that followed, Scott has more fund management and early stage investing expertise than almost anyone in the State. Scott is a part time Professor of the Practice at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC and spends his time mentoring early stage technologies companies. As a venture partner, Scott brings tremendous experience to our decision making and is involved in almost all aspects of running Cofounders Capital. Full Profile
Vickie Gibbs, Venture Partner
Like Scott, Vickie completed her EE at Duke before receiving her MBA from UNC where she now serves as the Executive Director of the UNC Center for Entrepreneurship. Vickie is passionate about startups and helping them succeed. Much of her career involved leveraging data analytics to make well-informed decisions around digital marketing and strategy. Her specialty is using data to figure out product market fit and she launched three of her own startups. Vickie helps our portfolio companies map out their sales and marketing funnel, recruit and vet the leadership they need and build a culture that is fun and effective. Full Profile
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