An original investor and one of the largest shareholders in Aspiration, a neo-bank for values-driven, conscious consumers, Alex was involved in the development of the “Plant Your Change” initiative where people can sign up their debit or credit cards to round up their change and fund planting a tree. Alex was also involved in developing the Aspiration Impact Measurement tool, which is a first-of-its-kind way for customers to see their own personalized sustainability score. It is based on the social and environmental impact of the businesses where they spend their money.
Alex has made a total of 25 investments with $60M of his own capital invested through funds. His portfolio includes Blue Apron, Postmates, and Embark to name a few. Alex is a big believer in ESG and impacts investing, foreseeing ESG coming into its own in 2021 and more businesses building sustainability plans. Like his family, Alex has a focus on looking at investments through a value-driven lens.
Alex’s great-grandfather hitchhiked from Maine to Alaska and struck gold. He used the proceeds from the sale of the mine to start J.H.Pomeroy & Co., a contracting and structural engineering firm that built the Golden Gate Bridge. Following World War II, Alex’s grandfather followed in his father’s footsteps, taking the family’s construction company to the Middle East and becoming one of the first firms to enter this market.
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