Say hello to:
Alexander Smout – Principal
Alex has worked as an early-stage investor for nine years. He first joined Sebastian in 2011 at Digital Science, a corporate-backed early-stage fund investing in scientific software and data science startups. At Digital Science Alex managed new investments, acquisitions and offered hands on finance support to portfolio companies based in the UK, US, and Israel.
After six years as Investment Manager at Digital Science, Alex re-joined Sebastian in 2017 as Principal at InMotion Ventures where he is responsible for deal execution, portfolio management and managing the investment team. Prior to venture investing, Alex worked as a rapid prototyping engineer in the automotive industry and subsequently as a data scientist in the strategy team at RBS Insurance working towards their IPO to become Direct Line Group Plc.
Alex holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge where he specialised in product design, environmental engineering, and business management. Alex is a self-confessed tech and science fiction nerd who also enjoys skiing and cycle touring when he gets the time.