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Alex King

Early stage startup advisor, mentor, and investor; Founding Partner at 1888 Ventures

Alex King has over a decade of experience in both strategic and technical roles across a variety of industries. He is currently an advisor, consultant, and investor in early-stage startups, and serves as a mentor for startup programs including Columbia | IBM Launch Accelerator, Cornell Tech, and PowerBridge NY. 


Previously, he spent three years as Director of Membership at New Lab, a platform for scaling frontier technologies located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where he oversaw the community of 160+ companies and 800+ members working across a range of disciplines including robotics, artificial intelligence, computer vision, blockchain, and quantum computing. In that role he managed all startup due diligence and helped entrepreneurs with everything from go-to-market strategy and storytelling to recruiting, pilots, and connecting with corporates and investors. 


In his career prior to New Lab, Alex served as VP of Strategy at Gridmates, a startup focused on reducing energy poverty and enhancing energy assistance programs. Previous to that, he was a Broadcast Engineer for Sirius XM Radio and Director of Business Affairs at Charlie Palmer Group, a restaurant and hotel hospitality group, where he was responsible for many aspects of operations management, business and legal affairs, permits and licensing, HR, and IT.


Alex is eager to offer his wide-ranging experience, perspective, and connections to help advance new technologies that address global issues.


A lifelong musician, Alex holds a BA in Music from Wesleyan University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Julia, and dog, Max.