Alex Banayan: The World’s Youngest Venture Capitalist

Entrepreneurs get their start at a very young age these days. Many of today’s successful company founders and CEOs have been known to set up their companies from their college dorm rooms, while some had their first taste of starting and running their own business while they were still in high school.

Venture capitalists, on the other hand, are usually older and more experienced. Most of them have been around the block more than once as entrepreneurs themselves, giving them a great outlook on what the next big thing in the startup world is. This is why it comes as a surprise that Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco would hire, then 19-year-old, Alex Banayan to be one of their venture associates in 2012. Now 22, Banayan does what every other venture capitalist does – and he does it well.

Banayan is also the youngest author to ever get a book deal with the Crown Publishing Group and is scheduled to release his first book on business sometime in 2015.


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