Every nation has a few game-changing entrepreneurs who create outsized value. We select the highest character, highest competency management teams leading the most scalable ventures.
Even the best entrepreneurs in frontier markets lack access to the resources they need to scale. We match them with talent, networks, expertise, and investments from the world’s most prolific entrepreneurial ecosystem - Silicon Valley.
Our ventures scale-up to create thousands of new jobs and deliver essential products and services to millions of people. Our entrepreneurs become role-models who lead the transformation of their own national ecosystems.
Born out of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, we live and work where Silicon Valley meets the frontier
I grew frustrated by my failed attempts to create change in the world’s toughest places through traditional charity, military, and government solutions. Alter was born out of a desire to bring together two radically different worlds: Silicon Valley, where the future is being created, and frontier markets, where many still struggle to survive.
I love solving puzzles - especially those with a purpose. The elimination of poverty is the puzzle I want to solve in my lifetime. I was born in a middle-class family in a developing country, but have been exceptionally fortunate to go to some of the best schools, and work across four continents in the public and private sector. With all of that, if I don't solve this puzzle, well, who will?