Alex Baker

Partner, Relay Ventures

Alex is a Partner at Relay Ventures, an early stage venture fund exclusively focused on mobile software. Alex oversees direct investments in a broad range of mobile payments, application and services companies. Alex is an active board member and observer in supporting Influitive, ClearFit, TribeHR, Payfone, Viewdle (acquired by Google) and Neuarlitic. Alex oversees the Fund’s affiliate program investments that include GrowLab, Extreme Startups and The Next 36, and Alex is an advisor to ShopLocket. Alex is a frequent speaker and panelist at corporate and venture capital events, including CIX, Visa Innovation (Colombia), IDCEE (Ukraine), CTIA Wireless and Mobile Monday.

Prior to joining Relay in 2008, Alex worked as a management consultant with BearingPoint and PwC Consulting. As a senior manager, he lead a wide range of consulting assignments covering business strategy and implementation of retail banking, consumer and commercial credit card and loyalty marketing solutions.Alex has managed large projects for some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions, including Visa, American Express, PayPal, Bank of America, BarclayCard and CIBC. Alex began his career at The Loyalty Group where he helped launched the AIR MILES for Business program. Alex is a graduate from the Schulich School of Business (York University) and is a Kauffman Fellow.