Alex Hern: Start-ups and Successes

Alex Hern has been focused on investing in early-stage technology spin-off and incubation companies for over 15 years. He co-founded Inktomi, IPO and was on the board there until it was sold to Yahoo. He also co-founded Yesmail and was on the board there it sold for $650 million to CMGI ten months after its founding. Milcom, short for Military Commercial Technologies, was another of Hern’s co-founding ventures. He served as the CEO and the Chairman while there between 1996 and 1998.

He was co-founder of Arcsight, IPO which sold for $1.5 billion to Hewlett Packard. Cloudshield was sold to SAIC and Hern currently works as Co-CEO and Co-Chairman at Tsunami VR, Inc. which he, keeping to the pattern in all of his investments, co-founded as well. Visit Tsunamixr to learn more.

Alex Hern has also held the position of board-member at Triton Network Systems, IPO, Radial Point, and Knowledge Systems.

His investment firm was Strategic Acquisition Ventures, Inc. which he founded early in his career.

His current venture, Tsunami VR, Inc. provides virtual assistance for businesses. They offer any-device meeting spaces and virtual workshops for the automotive, manufacturing, energy, construction, aerospace, defense, healthcare and life sciences. They offer a series of demo videos demonstrating their products and service on their web site for free. Most of these videos are between one and two minutes with a few of them almost to three, so they are quick, short demos but can give a potential customer a basic idea of what they can expect from Tsunami VR, Inc. The company is based in Los Angeles. Read more about Alex Hern at

Alex Hern sits on the Board of Directors for the Silicon Valley Internet Capital organization, of which Hern has been since the group’s inception. He has also been the Executive Vice President and is Co-Chairman for the Board of Directors.


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