How Alex Hern Became a Successful Tech Entrepreneur

3Alex Hern is an entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded many businesses. In his more than 25 years of entrepreneurship, he has been instrumental in the founding of more than six companies. He is known to focus on the incubation period of most firms, and once they gain momentum, Hern sells them off at a profit. Mr. Hern has been either the chairman or has sat in the board of many of this companies hence he has gained a lot of experience in handling startups. Learn more about Alex Hern at Bloomberg.

Alex Hern was the Director and co-founder of a web directory and email marketing company Yesmail (YESM). Ten months later he made the company public and sold it to ModusLink Global Solutions for $650 million. Hern also co-founded Inktomi Goldman Sachs-led IPO (INKT) which powered the search engine for Yahoo, AOL and MSN. Mr Hern was the chairman and co-founder of a cybersecurity firm ArcSight (ARST), which he sold off to Hewlett-Packard (hp) for $1.5billion. He was one of the founders of a network security company Cloudshield which he sold to a prominent engineering and technology firm SAIC. Mr Hern was also the Chief Executive Officer for a Lockheed and L-3 funded technology commercialisation incubator, Military Commercial Technologies. Apart from forming and selling firms he also served on the board of various companies such as Radial Point, Triton Network Systems and



Currently, Alex Hern has redirected his energies on Tsunami VR which he co-founded and is a CO-CEO. Tsunami creates artificial environments by designing and offering virtual and 3D solutions to better experiences. They help increase the productivity and ease of knowledge transfer at work. Tsunami VR provides software applications and content solutions to big companies in various sectors. Some of the firms they offer solutions to be in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Defense, Industrial Equipment, Aerospace and Automotive. Follow Alex Hern on

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