Podcast: The case for surge pricing for everything

May 1st, 2019 / Published in: Podcasts

Alexander Shartsis is currently the Head of Acquisitions of Opendoor. He is the former Co-founder and CEO of ¬†PerfectPrice, and prior to this endeavor, he functioned as Head of Business Development and 5th employee at Drawbridge, brought on just after seed funding from Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital. There he grew the company from pre-product and pre-revenue to a $10mm run rate and a $100 million valuation series B in 13 months. He closed both the first 12 advertising clients (e.g., Disney) and first publisher deals including MoPub’s first RTB exchange partnership, and helped build a world class business team.

Before his time with Drawbridge, Alex was Director of Business Development at TripIt, from its Series A through its $120 million acquisition by Concur (subsequently acquired by SAP). There he launched the advertising business, lead the public launch of TripIt’s API, sourced, led and closed major distribution deals with Fortune 100 companies including American Express and Expedia, and created and managed relationships with partners including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and LinkedIn.

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