Alexander Lloyd is the founder and managing director of Accelerator Ventures, a venture fund focused on seed-stage investments. Prior to founding Accelerator Ventures, Alexander was a venture partner at Rustic Canyon Partners, where he oversaw the development of their seed-stage investment strategy. Before working in Venture Capital, Alexander was the Business Development Manager in Microsoft’s Silicon Valley office responsible for Microsoft’s relationships with the West Coast venture capital and startup community. Alexander has also worked as a Product Manager in SGIs workstation division and has held marketing positions at Activision and Apple Computer. Alexander began his career at Goldman Sachs, where he spent three years as a financial analyst. Born in New York City, Alexander was raised in Paris, France, and is fluent in French. Alexander earned a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School. He sits on the boards of SF Camerawork and Junior Achievement of San Francisco.