Noribachi (San Francisco, CA)
J. Alexander Sloan is a managing director of Noribachi. Alex has spent over a dozen years in venture capital successfully investing in and growing young companies in a variety of sectors, including Clean Technology, eBusiness services, enterprise software and communications services from seed stage through IPO/acquisition. Prior to joining Noribachi in 2009, Alex served as Principal at the cleantech venture firm Expansion Capital Partners where he was actively involved with the firm's portfolio companies, including SensorTran, CPower and Element Labs. Prior to Expansion Capital, he co-founded and was a partner at Blackwolf Partners, an early stage cleantech venture capital firm. Alex has served as a venture investment professional and senior manager at JPMorgan Partners, Hambrecht & Quist's venture unit and Vietnam Fund Management Company. He often lectures on venture capital financing, entrepreneurship and sustainable technologies.
Alex earned a B.A. degree in International Relations and Asian Studies from Tulane University, studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and holds an MBA from Cornell University
Alex serves as Chairman and President of National Youth Leadership Forum, a leading non-profit company that organizes career-oriented educational programs for high school students. Alex is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University and the Industrial Advisory Board of the Department of Materials Engineering at CalPoly. Alex often lectures on venture capital financing, entrepreneurship and sustainable technologies.