I am thrilled to announce that Alex Bard is joining Redpoint as a partner and early stage investor. I personally got to know Alex in 2011 when he was raising capital for his company Assistly. Over the last 6 years, we have witnessed Alex’s commitment to building companies based on integrity and conviction, his passion for bringing together world-class talent and developing winning teams, and his gift for making awesome products that simplify complex problems.
Alex has a diverse background which includes co-founding 4 enterprise startups (3 with successful exits including one to AOL and one to Salesforce), running a billion dollar business at Salesforce, and most recently serving as CEO of Campaign Monitor, a global email marketing and automation company used by more than 100,000 businesses. We also appreciated his genuine excitement for helping founders as an angel investor and advisor where he has worked with many great entrepreneurs and companies at various stages of growth.
We know Alex will be an invaluable asset to our founders as they build and scale their companies. He understands the complexities of growing a startup at various stages and brings a profound level of empathy to entrepreneurs as well as advice that comes from hands-on experience. And importantly, Alex shares our strongly held belief that every startup is its founder’s journey not ours.
We are in the early days of building the next generation of Redpoint and we are committed to recruiting amazing people that share our passion for helping founders change the world, and share our values of teamwork and respect. Along with recent hires, Medha Agarwal, Astasia Myers and Jamin Ball, Alex will build upon our great heritage and help us define the future.
Venture firms and startups are made up of people, and at the end of the day you want the right people by your side for the good times and the bad. We are lucky to now count Alex as part of our team.