Alexsis de Raadt St James

Managing Partner

Alexsis is an investor and entrepreneur with over 25 years investment experience. She is the founder and managing partner of Merian Ventures, a US and UK venture capital firm. Merian Ventures partners with exceptional female entrepreneurs who are driven to build competitive and profitable companies in fintech, consumer, mobile and cyber security. Prior to creating Merian Ventures, Alexsis held leadership roles and board seats with companies she funded or founded, senior executive roles in YBA Ventures, Commerce One, Shell International in London and Holland where she served in a number of management positions, including director of M&A, venture investments and treasury advisor. Alexsis is a frequent speaker and author on business, investing and the role of women in entrepreneurship and technology.

Alexsis has been a featured presenter and contributor on CNN, the United States Military Academy at West Point, the Milken Institute, Skoll World Forum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has also been published in The Economist, MIT Magazine and the Financial Times. She serves on the Fulbright Commission, the leadership board of The Osher Center at the University of California Medical School San Francisco and is an advisor to CapLinked, Clearbrook Capital, Provenance, Oorja and CirrusIdentity. Alexsis has an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA from Erasmus University, Holland and a BA from the University of Texas, Austin.