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Alex Knight

Advisor | Board of Managers

Alex Knight is Vice President – Venture Development for the Invention Science Fund at Intellectual Ventures (, where he leads a team working with entrepreneurs, inventors, corporate partners and investors to conceptualize and launch innovative start-ups around the world.

Alex has spent more than 30 years as an advisor, investor, and executive driving innovation globally in technology, media, finance, and consumer products — often at the complicated intersection of those industries.

Previous roles include pioneering new ventures at Apple, Microsoft, and News Corporation, advising a number of start-ups including (now Dotdash/IAC), Classmates (now PeopleConnect),  Coffee Equipment Company (now Starbucks) and Datacastle (now Carbonite), as well as investor roles at ARCH Venture Partners (early stage VC, General Partner) and Intellectual Ventures (IP investment, Portfolio Manager – Global Invention Development Fund).

He holds a BA from Stanford University and MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

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