Wasabi Ventures Adds an Edutech Venture Partner

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2012 - Alex Hollis, joins the Wasabi Ventures team of over 40 specialists, as a Venture Partner who will focus on edutech. The existing team includes developers, sales, marketing, and management professionals.

    Alex has a strong passion for education reform coupled with a background in business management. Alex's role with Wasabi Ventures will focus on evangelizing the educational technologies (edutech) start-up communities on a global basis and bringing prospective portfolio companies into the WV process. Alex's goal is "to substantially grow Wasabi's edutech portfolio while also providing any assistance I can to the edutech start-ups we take on to help them grow" says Hollis.

    "Alex brings an innovative focus to the firm. The edutech space is one in which we are seeing many opportunities arise in the start-up ecosystem. I look forward to seeing what Alex and his experience can add to our portfolio," says Managing Partner, Tom "TK" Kuegler.

    Alex provides the team with an edutech focus, which stems from his experience with Teach for America, as well as business technology acumen from his past efforts. Alex graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a concentration in finance.

    "I am excited to work with such a brilliant and motivated team at Wasabi Ventures. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside such a talented and accomplished group of people. Furthermore, having the chance to meet and interact with creative entrepreneurs who share my passion for education reform and technology is a truly inspiring experience" said Hollis.

    Relevant Links:
    Wasabi Ventures Management and Staff: http://wasabiventures.com/staff/
    Wasabi Ventures Portfolio: http://wasabiventures.com/portfolio/
    The Entrepreneur's Bible: http://blog.wasabiventures.com/

    About Wasabi Ventures:
    Wasabi Ventures is a different kind of venture capital firm made up of three distinct, but connected aspects: Venture Capital and Startup Incubation. In other words: we fund entrepreneurs, we start companies, and we help existing businesses succeed. We take active operational roles in our portfolio companies by leveraging our dedicated staff of over 40 specialists. Our team of engineering, sales, marketing, analysis, legal, accounting, and management professionals can cover every one of a start-up's needs. We act as senior management to our start-ups and business consultants to those with companies who need our advice. We also provide investment capital and creative financing solutions to our chosen portfolio companies. We also create our own start-ups from scratch, via our incubator environment. If you have a business plan you would like to submit to us for review or you are interested in speaking to one of our partners about how Wasabi Ventures may help your company, send us a message: http://wasabiventures.com/contact-us/.

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