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Alexander Muse, Entrepreneur
Alexander is a serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of startup experience. In October he transitioned from CEO to Chairman of ShopSavvy which has allowed him to focus on his work with Startup America and several startups including Socialyzer, PayTap, Order Mapper, iTag and recognize.im. Over the past four years under his leadership, ShopSavvy:
- built the world’s largest mobile shopping community (100M+ downloads of the technology)
- leveraged Big Data to sell mobile ad units at an average CPM of $500
- created a mobile wallet and augmented payment platform for more than 60 major retailers
- licensed its technology to hundreds of companies including Walmart, CNET, Macy’s and Experian
Prior to co-founding ShopSavvy Alexander and his partner launched Fancast ultimately selling the social web property to Comcast Interactive. Before that he co-founded Architel, one of the largest cloud companies in North Texas. Started in 2001, the company helps Fortune 1000 companies bring their IT operations into the cloud. In 1999, Alexander founded LayerOne, a neutral interconnection and colocation provider that was sold in 2003 to Switch & Data (Equinix).
Alexander speaks at conferences and universities in the United States and Europe on topics ranging from the future of retail to entrepreneurship. He once gave an hour-long presentation at the French Senate in Paris. He has spoken in Bangalore, Barcelona, Hamburg, Amsterdam and London, and at conferences including the Mobile World Congress, 4G World, SXSW, Barcamp and CITA.
Alexander’s other community and philanthropic efforts are many and varied, and include the Boy Scouts of America, Buckner International, Chiapas International, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Toys for Tots Foundation, YPO and Wilshire Baptist Church.