Head of Partnerships, Samasource
As the Head of the Office of the CEO and Head of Corporate Development at Element AI, Alex Shee leads the company’s strategic partnership and investment initiatives. With a background in mergers and acquisitions law and venture investing, he brings a focused energy and passion to helping companies develop transformative AI business applications.
As one of Element AI’s first hires, he has been integral to the company’s rapid growth in Asia, having helped establish offices in Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo. Since 2017, he has also contributed to the company’s investment in OmniRobotic, partnership with Automat and joint venture with Takano, as well as the creation of a $45M global AI fund to accelerate open AI innovation with Hyundai, SKT and Hanwha. In 2019, he led the team that raised Element AI’s C$200M Series B and concluded a go-to-market partnership with McKinsey & Co. He is also the host of Element AI’s #1 rated podcast “The AI Element” which explores the biggest issues and toughest questions in artificial intelligence.
An adventurer at heart, Alex enjoys taking on big challenges (like climbing to the 17,600 ft. Mt. Everest base camp) and brings this same drive to amplifying Element AI’s impact on people’s lives around the world. An active member of the startup community, he co-founded Montreal’s Notman House Young Founders Circle as well as Product Hunt MTL. He has also been a mentor at FounderFuel, TechStars, Next AI, Innocité and Hacking Health Accelerator programs, coaching over forty startups. He is on the board of directors of NovaLex pro bono legal clinic.