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Alexander F. Hern is the co-founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Chairman of Tsunami VR Inc. headquartered in Los Angeles, California. After over a decade of entrepreneurship during which Hern focused extensively on start-ups in the very beginning incubation and seed stages, he also held positions on various boards, including serving as a member of the board of directors for Silicon Valley International Capital. Alex Hern was also Executive Vice President at this company and one Co-Chairman of their board of directors since they began. Other notable boards on which he sat include Mobile Airwaves, Inc., IRDG, Inkotomi, Brainbuzz.com, Triton Network, and more.
Some of Alexander Hern’s professional accomplishments include taking a wide variety of companies in the making and nursing them through the difficult to navigate start up process. As co-founder and a board member to yesmail.com, Hern served on the board of this company from its inception through the IPO and on to the sale of the company just ten months later for $650 million. Inkotomi (INKT) which was also co-founded by Hern was later sold to Yahoo. Read more about Alex Hern at bloomberg.com.
Alex Hern’s current role as CEO for Tsunami VR began in 2016. Virtual reality headsets were initially popularized in gaming, but have grown to see uses for a wide variety of applications. For example, tsunami training in a way that demonstrates more real life conditions is now possible, as well as business meetings held in different parts of the world being able to show those back at the San Diego headquarters what the international venues truly look like. Great success is expected from the distinct developments being completed at Tsunami VR to guide VR into the widely applicable success that it can truly become. Learn more about Alex at UCSD.edu.