Alex Finkelstein

General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

Alex Finkelstein

Alex Finkelstein

General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC

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Number of Boards

22

Birthday

1976

Age

43

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at GetYourGuide Deutschland GmbH

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Managing Partner at Maveron LLC

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Co-Founder at Mark43, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Mark43, Inc.

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Founder & Chief Operating Officer at GetYourGuide Deutschland GmbH

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Chief Executive Officer at Flywire Corp.

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Chief Executive Officer at Linkwell Health, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Wayfair LLC

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Skillshare, Inc.

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General Partner at Battery Ventures

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General Partner at Spark Capital Partners LLC
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Managing Director & Head of Global Health Care at The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity)

The Carlyle Group LP (Corporate Private Equity) focuses either on a particular geography (Asia, Europe, Japan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America, Sub-Saharan Africa or the United States) or a particular industry, such as financial services. The firm invests in aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media, and transportation. They provide capital for buyouts and growth capital requirements.

Education
B.A. Political Science

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college located in Middlebury, Vermont, in the United States. Founded in 1800, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States. Drawing 2,500 undergraduates from all 50 states and over 70 countries, Middlebury offers 44 majors in the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury follows a 4–1–4 academic calendar, with two four-course semesters and a one-course January term. Middlebury is the first American institution of higher education to have granted a bachelor's degree to an African-American, graduating Alexander Twilight in the class of 1823. Middlebury was also one of the first formerly all-male liberal arts colleges in New England to become a coeducational institution, following the trustees' decision in 1883 to accept women.

Career History
General Partner
2009 - Current

Spark Capital Partners' investments focus on the conflux of the media, entertainment and technology industries. They seek to invest in early stage start-ups, generally in the first venture round, with emphasis on Internet and mobile investments. The firm may invest as little as $500,000 to partner closely with a founder at the seed stage or as much as $25 million to help an emerging winner establish category leadership. Spark looks at a potential investment through the eyes of the ultimate user it serves. They look for companies who concentrate on the consumer above all else. Spark's investment are not limited to any particular sector, but Spark tends to invest in marketplace, social network, SaaS business, mobile platform, advertising solutions, media, frontier, financial technology, consumer, commerce, and hardware companies.

Principal
Prior

Seed Capital Partners makes early-stage investments in companies addressing information technology, communications and financial services opportunities in the Northeastern US, Southeastern Canada and Israel. They are active investors and always take seats on their portfolio companies' boards of directors.

Senior Consulting Associate
Prior

Founded in 1973, Cambridge Associates LLC is a registered investment advisor located in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm has four global affiliates providing investment advisory, research, performance reporting, and in some cases, investment management services. These include: Cambridge Associates Ltd. (London), Cambridge Associates Asia Pte Ltd. (Singapore), Cambridge Associates LLC (US and Australia), and Cambridge Associates Investment Consultancy (Beijing) LTD. They also have a non-depository trust company affiliate, Cambridge Associates Fiduciary Trust LLC. In addition to these entities, Cambridge and their affiliates have established various entities to serve as general partners and/or managing members for their single investor funds and single manager funds. These affiliated entities include Brook Street Ltd.; Cambridge Associates Resources LLC; and Church Green Ltd.All of Cambridge's clients are accredited investors and nearly all are also qualified purchasers. Their clients include colleges and universities, foundations, and other non-profit institutions, including museums and libraries, independent schools, religious institutions, professional and research institutions, service organizations, and performing arts institutions.

Boards & Committees
Director
2016 - Current

TravelPerk SL operates online application for booking and managing business travels. The company was founded by Avi Meir, Javier Suarez, and Ron Levin on February 27, 2015 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain.

Director
2009 - Current

Altius Education, Inc. provides online associate degree programs. It offers virtual learning systems, student services and educational pathways in order to provide students with a personalized university education. The company was founded by Paul Freedman and Cam Cruickshank in 2009 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Board Member
Current

Andela, Inc. provides software training and outsourcing platform. The company was founded by Jeremy Johnson, Ian Carnevale, Christina Sass and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji in 2014 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Current

Edward Brooke Charter School is an American private company located in Roslindale, MA, involved in elementary and secondary schools.

Member, Board of Directors
Current
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AOL, Inc. purchases 5min Ltd. from Spark Capital Partners LLC

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