Alex rejoined Sapphire in 2022 after receiving her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She focuses primarily on enterprise infrastructure, data & analytics, and security, shared with investment areas across enterprise SaaS applications, HealthTech, and Life Sciences software.
She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and played on the varsity women’s tennis team as an undergrad at Harvard, where she was a pre-med, Psychology major with minors in Computer Science and Neurobiology. Prior to business school, Alex spent 3 years on the growth team at Sapphire, where she actively worked on investments in Contentful, Monday.com, Highspot, and Sword Health. Additionally, she worked closely with the teams at Livongo and LeanData, among others. Since her return to the Sapphire team, Alex has worked closely on the firm’s investment in Huntress, and is a Board Observer for CircleCI, Clari and PubNub. Alex was honored with the 2023 NVCA Rising Star award, which recognizes the next generation of venture capital professionals who are rising through the ranks and are widely considered by their peers and others as emerging leaders of the venture capital industry.
While at Stanford, Alex made a number of investments in early stage software companies, co-led the Stanford MBA Fund, and earned a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation in addition to her MBA. She also spent time during business school working across the product, go-to-market and business operations teams in a strategy role at Productiv, a B2B SaaS management platform. Prior to grad school, she was part of the technology investment banking group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco, where she worked on a number of high-profile IPO & M&A transactions.
Alex is a Board Advisor for a non-profit called Women in Sports Tech, which provides funding and growth opportunities to young women pursuing careers in sports and technology. She is passionate about empowering under-represented individuals across the venture and technology landscapes, and is a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community. Alex possesses a near inhuman stamina for binge-watching docuseries, a blossoming obsession with F1, and a constant desire for macaroni & cheese. She holds the Strava record for the slowest time ever required to complete a well-known bike loop near Stanford’s campus.
Sapphire did provide compensation to be considered within third-party ranking conducted by National Venture Capital Associations, “Rising Stars” May 2023. Sapphire played no role in the compilation of the third-party analysis. The full extent of the scope of firms and data included in the related surveys or evaluations is unknown.