Alexander Burns is a venture capitalist passionate about finding novel and innovative solutions to intricate problems. Alex brings a diverse skill set to his personal, professional and philanthropic pursuits with broadly varied interests ranging from working with early stage companies to cooking, the history of ancient economies, and dinosaurs.
Notably, while in his twenties, Alexander Burns was the Chief Strategist of a financial services firm in New York City, with assets under management in excess of $1 Billion, and then was the founder of an award winning rum distillery in Charleston, South Carolina.
Currently a member of the board of the Burns Family Endowment, his family’s philanthropic foundation, he has previously served on the Board of Visitors of the Medical University of South Carolina, the Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and as a member of the Executive Roundtable of the Republican Governor’s Association.
Alexander Burns holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from Columbia University in the City of New York, was a member of the Presidents & Key Executives (PKE) MBA program at the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University, and attended law school at the Charleston School of Law, where he received the Cali Award for academic achievement in Civil Procedure. Alex is also the recipient of awards from the US Army and Office of Naval Research for computer modeling of complex systems.
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