Alessandro Piol

APAlessandro is a co-founder of Vedanta Capital and has over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He previously was a General Partner of Invesco Private Capital where he headed the technology practice. Prior to joining Invesco, Alessandro spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments, as well as Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business. Alessandro is President of the New York chapter of TiE, a global organization fostering entrepreneurship; he serves on the Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the Board of Visitors of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering at Columbia University; and he is a mentor, advisor or board member of various private companies. In addition, Alessandro has recently co-authored, with Maria Teresa Cometto, Tech and the City: The Making of New York’s Startup Community, about New York’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He received a BS and MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Twitter: @ilmago