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Alexander Muse Alexander Muse

Advisor | The Startup Muse

Dallas/Fort Worth Area, TX, UNITED STATES

Entrepreneur

Social

Biography

Alexander Muse and his co-founders had no idea back in 2008 they would play a major role in disrupting the retail shopping industry, but that is just what they did when they launched ShopSavvy. Under Alexander’s leadership as CEO, ShopSavvy grew into the world’s largest mobile shopping community with more than 40 million downloads - in 2012 alone the company doubled the number of users and grew revenue by more than 400%. ShopSavvy is helping both retailers and consumers open new lines of communication that were previously impossible to achieve at scale.

Today the team is focused on radically higher ambitions by making shopping more social by connecting ShopSavvy to a shopper’s social graph. In the last year, ShopSavvy has raised $7 million led by Eduardo Saverin, quadrupled the size of the team in San Francisco.

Alexander is a serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of startup experience. He is a co-founder of Architel, one of the largest cloud management companies in North Texas. Started in 2001, the company helps Fortune 1000 companies bring their IT operations into the cloud. In 1999, Alexander founded LayerOne, a neutral interconnection and colocation provider that was sold in 2003 to Switch & Data (Equinix).

Alexander speaks at conferences and universities in the United States and Europe on topics ranging from the future of retail to entrepreneurship. He once gave an hour-long presentation at the French Senate in Paris. He has spoken in Bangalore, Barcelona, Hamburg, Amsterdam and London, and at conferences including the Mobile World Congress, 4G World, South by Southwest, Barcamp and CITA.

Alexander’s other community and philanthropic efforts are many and varied, and include the Boy Scouts of America, Buckner International, Chiapas International, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Toys for Tots Foundation, and Wilshire Baptist Church.

Industry Expertise (2)

Internet

Retail

Areas of Expertise (3)

Entrepreneurship

Mobile

Retail

Accomplishments (1)

Co-Founder & CEO (professional)

Alexander was the co-founder and CEO of ShopSavvy, the world's most popular mobile shopping assistant for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Nokia. In 2008 ShopSavvy, won Google’s Android Developer Challenge and was the featured app for the launch of the uber-popular Android smartphone platform. The app has been downloaded more than 40 million times and is used by millions of shoppers around the globe. ShopSavvy recently closed a $7M investment lead by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

Education (4)

The University of Texas at Austin: History 1995

James E. Taylor High School: 1990

Pittsfield High School: 1990

The University of Texas @ Austin: BA, History 1995

Affiliations (5)

  • FORA
  • IEEE
  • EFNT
  • ACG
  • YPO