Alex Carstens leads strategy and operations for Viridis. He is originally from Riverside, CA and received a Bachelors in Economics from UCSD. Alex then moved to New York to work in equity research, investment management and sales for various boutique investment banks, including his own advisory firm.
After Wall Street, he received an MBA from Columbia Business School with a concentration in Venture and Strategy. Before joining Viridis, he served as Founder & COO of KarmaBox, a mobile SaaS platform for retail, and as a consultant & advisor to various tech startups in NY and CA. Alex has been starting businesses since 2000 and has extensive experience with strategy, business development, analysis, marketing and operations.
His current obsessions are EdTech, IoT, FinTech, angel investing and anything involving space and/or mining. He is a member of MENSA and President of the Sigma Chi New York Alumni Chapter.