Alex Kayyal

Partner, Head of EMEA & APAC, Salesforce Ventures

Alex is a Partner at Salesforce Ventures, where he leads the investment program across EMEA and APAC. He has led investments in many leading software companies, including NewVoiceMedia (sold to Vonage), RedKix (sold to Facebook), Algolia, Bringg, Contentful, FinalCAD, GoCardless, NS1, Onfido, PerimeterX, Privitar, SessionM, Unbabel, WeFox and WhiteHat.

Prior to Salesforce, he had a short stint as the founder of TableZest, a Boston-based company in the data analytics and customer loyalty space. He previously also helped launch Hermes Growth Partners, a venture growth firm investing in enterprise SaaS and fintech companies across the US and Europe. While there he led the firm’s Series B investment in TheTradeDesk (Nasdaq: TTD) and was also involved with investments in RingCentral (NYSE: RNG) and Fuze (acquired by ThinkingPhones).

Previously he worked at Merrill Lynch in the CFO’s office and within investment banking leading IPOs and M&A deals. A native of Switzerland, he holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University.