Alex Rampell is the CEO and co-founder of TrialPay, a leading transactional advertising and payments company serving digital goods and e-commerce clients such as Facebook, Zynga, and Gap, with 100 employees and over $250M in cumulative revenue. Previously, Alex co-founded FraudEliminator, the first consumer anti-phishing company which merged into SiteAdvisor and was acquired by McAfee for $75M in 2006. He is a frequent writer on e-commerce and advertising topics for TechCrunch, and coined the term “O2O” to refer to the growing category of online-to-offline
commerce companies like Uber and Groupon. Alex is an active angel adviser and investor, having advised or invested in Pinterest, Zong, Wooga, Hunch, Truaxis, OrderAhead, Twice, and CardSpring. He has served on the board of friend.ly, which was acquired by Facebook and Backstage Technologies, which was acquired by RealNetworks. Alex currently serves on the board of CashStar, a leading electronic gift card company, and as advisor to Ron Conway’s SV Angel fund.
Alex attended Harvard University where he graduated cum laude with a BA in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. While at Harvard, Alex served as a teaching fellow in Computer Science and played on the Squash team. He attended TIP all four summers taking classes in Philosophy, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Psychology.