With more than 25 years of experience in the business world, Alex Hern has co-founded and led several companies that are focused on the field of technological advancement. Currently the CEO of Tsunami XR, a San Diego, California based company that develops virtual and augmented apps for business communications, he has started and held top positions in companies such as YESM, short for Yesmail, and Military Commercial Technologies, or Milcom. Learn more about Alex at UCSD.edu.
Alex Hern has also served on the board on a number of other tech companies that include NewHomes.com, Inktomi IPO, which was sold to Yahoo, Arcsight, which was sold to Hewlett Packard for over $1 billion, Cloudshield and Silicon Surf. The long-time venture capitalists career has been centered around focusing on the incubation stages of technology start-up companies. When interviewed about his work ethic, he stated that for 4 to 5 days a week he only concentrates on the one thing that will allow him to help his company move forward instead of trying to multi-task or focus on too many other things that might cause him not to be able to achieve his main goals.
According to him, his idea for Tsunami XR, which was founded in 2014, came from the realization that as people entered and transitioned away from the era of the CPU-driven computer to the GPU-driven era, there was going to be a need for new software applications and platforms. The business has approximately 500 employees, and its software solutions are utilized by many top companies worldwide. Four things that Alex Hern feels entrepreneurs should learn to do are: Focus on key goals without interruption for 4 or 5 hours a day; Take their time and make the right decision with a long-term view in mind; Not be afraid of failure or mistakes, but learn from those two things; and Never regret making the same mistakes or failing more than once. Learn more about Alex Hern at Bloomberg.