Alexander Fries Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 7

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 2


Alexander Fries General Information


Mr. Alexander Fries is the Co-Founding Partner of Alpana Ventures. He served as Advisor at Energie 360. He is the Founder of PolyTech Ventures. He serves as Chief Operating Officer and Board Member at Zikon. He served as Board Member at Car IQ. He served as Board Member and Advisor at Mila. He was a Co-Founder of PlaySpan. He is the Founder of Ecosystem Ventures. He served as Board Member at Tinamu Labs and enersis. He began his career as a telecommunications analyst for Credit Suisse and went on to build and prepare MCI WorldCom in Switzerland for the liberalization of European telecommunications. He then moved on to work as Executive Vice President of sales and marketing for Advanced Visual Communications, a Boston-based venture-backed content company sold to USWeb, and as a senior market manager for Europe and Latin America at Lucent Technologies Wireless Broadband Division. He brings over 20 years of progressive experience in founding, funding, and managing global businesses that provide technology, products, and services to telecommunication operators, enterprises, and consumers. His most recent entrepreneurial experiences include the co-founding of Playspan Inc (e-commerce & micro-payment platform for online gaming) and sold to VISA International in 2011, SDK Biotechnologies Inc. (Diagnostics), and PURE SWISS AG (Beverage brand). In 2001 he also co-founded the ETH spin-off SVOX AG, a venture-backed company in Switzerland, where he led the marketing, business development, and strategic partnerships teams and sold to Nuance Communications Inc in 2011. He is the founder of the European-American Angels Club, a Silicon Valley-based organization that actively invests in European startups. He also heads the Club Entrepreneur, a sub-chapter of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce in Northern California, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors. In 2010, he was also appointed to the Board of the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative, the first of its kind in Switzerland. He received a BA in finance and an M.B.A. in telecommunications and international marketing from the University of San Francisco. Prior to moving to the United States, he accomplished a Swiss Banking Diploma at UBS.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • PO Box 3347
  • Saratoga, CA
  • United States
+1 (408) 000-0000

Alexander Fries Investments (7)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Beekeeper 09-Nov-2022 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000000 00000
Gyant 04-Jul-2020 00000 00000 000.00 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 000000000 00000
Inpher 02-Nov-2018 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 000000000 00000
CloudGuide 19-Aug-2018 00000 00000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000000 00000
MicroVentures 02-Sep-2015 00000 00000 Private Equity Generating Revenue 000000000 00000
MicroVentures 18-Feb-2014 Later Stage VC 00.000 Private Equity Generating Revenue 000000000 00000
Simplibuy Technologies 26-Jul-2013 Early Stage VC Consulting Services (B2B) Out of Business 000000000 00000

Alexander Fries Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Gyant 16-Jan-2024 Merger/Acquisition
Simplibuy Technologies 01-Sep-2016 000 00 00000000

Alexander Fries Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Alexander Fries Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Alexander Fries Angel Investor 00 0 0 Saratoga, CA

Alexander Fries Co-Investors (24)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Alpana Ventures 2 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Grazia Equity 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Kreos Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Plug and Play Tech Center 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Thayer Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Alexander Fries FAQs

  • Who is Alexander Fries?

    Alexander Fries is an angel Investor who has made 7 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Alexander Fries?

    Alexander Fries is an angel investor.

  • What does Alexander Fries do?

    As an angel investor, Alexander Fries invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Alexander Fries invested in?

    Alexander Fries has made numerous investments in companies like Beekeeper, Gyant, and Inpher within the Business/Productivity Software, Healthcare Technology Systems, and Network Management Software industries.

  • What has Alexander Fries invested in recently?

    Alexander Fries's latest investment was on 09-Nov-2022 in Beekeeper, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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