Alex Villela is a Managing Director at Qualcomm Ventures and oversees investments in Latin America. Alex also focuses on Digital Enterprise, Datacenter and Networking sector deals in the US.
Alex has 20+ years of experience in principal investing (Private Equity & Venture Capital) and business management, having been deeply involved with the challenges of high-growth emerging companies, in US and LATAM, as a senior investment officer or business director.
Prior to Qualcomm Ventures, he was an investment director at Intel Capital, responsible for global equity investments in Networking & Communications, in the Data Center group, based in Santa Clara. At the same company, he also managed investments across Latin America for several years. Some of the deals include Nyansa (Network Analytics), Rift (NFV Orchestration), Sedona Systems (Network Controller), Pixeon (Healthcare IT), Mandic (cloud services provider) and Technisys (Fintech).
Before Intel Capital, Alex worked for Stratus Investimentos, a middle-market focused Private Equity firm based in Brazil, and was a General Manager for Procurement and Product Development at Gradiente Eletrônica.
Alex holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from UNICAMP and has earned his MBA from INSEAD. In his spare time, he is an avid reader and sports fan. Alex also enjoys open sea swimming competitions.