Alessandro Piol '79, '82, Vice Chair
Alessandro Piol is a New York-based venture capitalist and investor with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He is a Managing Partner of AlphaPrime, a venture capital firm focused on technologies that protect people and assets. He is also a co-founder of Vedanta Capital and was a General Partner of Invesco Private Capital, where he headed the technology practice, investing directly in companies as well as in funds. Prior to joining Invesco, Alessandro spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments. He also co-founded Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business. Alessandro is the Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University, where he also serves on the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board; he is a board member of the New York chapter of TiE, a global organization fostering entrepreneurship; and he is a board member of various private companies. Alessandro is also a co-founder of the Action Institute, an independent think tank for actionable policy solutions in Italy, and is involved in philanthropic activities around health and education. In addition, Alessandro has co-authored Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community, about New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He received a BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.