Alex is currently a Startup Investments Director at Telenor. His primarily role is to scout for startups
that Telenor can strategically partner with and/or invest into. He covers the APAC region and is
responsible for identifying potential startups and deal execution till completion. He also supports other
Telenor innovation efforts such as startup accelerators and internal innovation workshops.
He previously was a corporate venture builder at LumenLab (MetLife) where he built new ventures in
Health, Wealth and Ageing. Other responsibilities included monitoring LumenLab’s portfolio of
projects and operating processes. He was also part of the team that operates MetLife’s startup
engagement programme, collab.
Prior to this, he was a Venture Capitalist at IncuVest, a seed-stage focused VC firm. The mandate
was global and he focused on investments primarily in the ICT sector. He supported the ‘end-to- end’
process of the firm; from sourcing, due diligence, investment, and portfolio management till exit.
Alex started his career as an entrepreneur and co-founded an e-commerce startup selling female
fashion and accessories. He ran the company full time for almost two years and part time for another
two years. The business was eventually sold to a private investor.