Alex has been incredibly helpful to us as an advisor. He's available to us at all hours of the day. He's super insightful from a product development perspective, especially the unique challenges of getting adoption for a consumer product. I don't know how he finds the time to help us so much and run an extremely successful company like Get Glue at the same time. Top guy!
Alex was one of the best things that ever happened to our company, and to my personal development as a CEO. We joined Techstars NYC at a pivotal point for our start-up and Alex brought precisely the focus and no-nonsense wisdom we needed to turn our vision into a reality. He's a rare find in a city of big egos and ulterior motives -- when Alex talks, it pays to listen!
Alex is a no nonsense type of guy. Meaning he doesn't waste your time, he gets straight to the point and gets stuff done. Has a great ability to be direct while staying constructive. Very happy to have him onboard.
Alex is amazing mentor and partner. One of the best at keeping you honest with yourself and helping to cut through the noise to arrive at the right analytical answer. He works tirelessly to help founders- not just those currently in Techstars, but anyone in the NYC community who needs it. He genuinely cares about being helpful... that is a rare and beautiful thing. Our entire ecosystem is leveled up 1,000x by having a person with the integrity, skill and diligence of Alex playing a key role in the New York community. I could not recommend someone more.
Alex Iskold is an amazing leader and mentor. As Managing Director of Techstars NYC, he was the number one reason we had the best experience we could have. He helped us fine tune our vision and bring out the best leadership qualities in ourselves for our company that is now 40 employees strong.
During the Techstars NYC program Stream grew 55% week over week, started to attract the attention of some of the world's largest companies, raised capital from the founders of Crashlytics, the founders of KeenIO and the CTO of Thomson Reuters and most importantly learned how to better present our business case. None of this would have been possible without Alex' mentorship and advice. He took the time to thoroughly understand our business and provide actionable tips and advice. The Techstars experience has been amazing and I hope to continue to benefit from Alex' advice as we grow our business.
Founder & CEO of getstream.io. Cum laude business graduate, previously founded Fashiolista, author of several widely used open source packages.
Alex is an indispensable advisor and mentor. He's a high-energy, upbeat guy who does everything humanly possible to help the companies he backs. He's incredibly transparent and never afraid to offer honest, no-BS feedback and advice. He's one of the most hard-working people I've worked with, and will pour 100% of his attention into helping your company when you need him. I'm excited to have him onboard.
Techstars and Y Combinator alum. Engineer, designer, and founder who loves building products people love.
Even through the chaos of getting a startup off the ground, Alex is able to implement structure and keep companies focused on the macro goals that drive growth. I have no idea how he does it, but after 13 weeks of working with Alex I have deep admiration for his ability to help 12 companies, each with their own challenges, simultaneously. His passion for Techstars is infectious, his network is awe-inspiring, and it has been a pleasure getting to spend more time with him.
Alex has been instrumental in helping us grow so much during our time in Techstars. He's taught us how to say no to the things that don't matter and stay heads down on pushing towards the goals we set for ourselves. He's always available to give honest and actionable feedback. He is an incredible mentor, adviser and friend.
Co-Founder and CEO @UniqueSoundoff (Techstars NYC '15) & @agence_seen Innovation, Music...and Crossfit
Alex has been an amazing mentor and resource during our time as Techstars. He knows how to cut through the bull**** and get to the facts that really matter. He took the time to deeply understand our business and all the different levers - this was really important. Alex has played an instrumental in BentoBox's growth by helping us stay focused throughout Techstars!