Alex Banayan

Alex Banayan is an associate at San Francisco-based venture capital firm Alsop Louie Partners and the author of a highly anticipated business book being released by Crown Publishers (Penguin Random House). Fortune magazine reported that Banayan is both the world's youngest venture capitalist and the youngest author signed in the publisher's history. Having been featured in major media including Forbes, Businessweek, CNN, and CBS News, Banayan is a leader of the next generation of entrepreneurs and is a popular contributor to The Washington Post, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch. Banayan's upcoming book will feature new, in-depth interviews with some of the world’s most successful people, ranging from Bill Gates to Jane Goodall, and will reveal the surprising skills they used to launch their careers. World champion boxer Sugar Ray Leonard has declared that, “Banayan’s book will change people’s lives. Never before has there been a collaboration, in this format, of some of the world’s most successful people. This book can truly change the world.”