Alpesh joined Atlantic Bridge’s London office in 2011 and moved to the Silicon Valley in 2013 to help set up the US office. Currently, Alpesh focuses on opportunities in AR, VR, computer vision, autonomous vehicles technologies, robotics / sensor technologies, Security (Identity & MFA), FinTech / blockchain and, in companies applying AI to these sectors. Notable successes include playing an instrumental role in investments and subsequent exits of Metaio (acquired by Apple), Maginatics (acquired by Dell EMC), Movidius (acquired by Intel), PolarLake (acquired by Bloomberg) and Envivio (Nasdaq IPO). Active board representation on companies include Chirp Microsystems (sensor technology), Nod Labs (vision based tracking), Lion Semiconductor (power electronics), Navitas (GaN technology), Andapt Inc. (FPGA power electronics), BlueData (Big Data), Hedvig (storage), OnCircle (blockchain).
Prior to joining Atlantic Bridge, Alpesh was in Private Equity (Lehman Brothers) and Investment banking (Nomura) working on LBO and cross-border M&A transactions. Prior to that, Alpesh spent 5 years at IBM as a Software Engineer designing and building large-scale software systems for financial institutions. Projects included building internet banks, Europe’s largest CRM systems build and trading platforms for Investment Banks.
Alpesh received BSc with Honours in Computer Science from Bristol University and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was recipient of two Scholarship awards – “The Sainsbury Management Fellowship” awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the “Peter Englander Fellowship”.
Alpesh is an avid audiophile who enjoys a variety of music genres and loves to watch live sports (cricket, European football, Formula 1, basketball), play poker, cook and travel