To partner with visionary founders building forefront technology
companies that help build a better world, and support them with ASG's global
scale, resources, and capital
Who we are
Alpha Square Group was founded in 2015 to invest with visionary entrepreneurs and back growth to late-stage companies that are powered by disruptive technologies and sustainable business models.
Our senior advisors have deep domain expertise and decades of hands-on experience in the upper echelons of the finance, healthcare, and blockchain ecosystems.
Our unique combination of worldviews and relationships allow us to connect entrepreneurs, investors, and executives in North America and Asia, as well as to model investments that help our portfolio companies thrive.
Meet Our Advisors
R. Todd Ruppert is the founder and CEO of Ruppert International, a firm with diversified interests globally in various fields including education, financial services, disruptive technologies, etc. Todd has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. He retired from T. Rowe Price, the global asset management firm with over $1.0 trillion under management, where he was CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, co-president, T. Rowe Price International, and a member of the operating steering committee of the T. Rowe Price Group. He is a venture partner at Greenspring Associates, a US based venture capital firm with over $10 billion under management. Todd is also an advisor to a number of firms including Motive Partners, Antler, FinVC, SenaHill, and Access Holdings.
Mike Cagney is the co-Founder and CEO of Figure, which leverages blockchain technology to provide home equity loans in as little as 5 days. Prior to founding Figure, Mike was CEO, chairman and co-founder of SoFi, the pioneering and most valuable B to C fintech lender targeting high-potential millennials with a full suite of online loans and financial products. He began his banking career at Wells Fargo, where he eventually rose to SVP and head trader for the proprietary trading and financial products group, following which he created Cabezon Investment Group, a global macro hedge fund, in addition to serving as a non-executive chairman of ReFlow. Before Cabezon, Mike founded, was CEO and then vice chairman and chief architect of Finaplex, a leader in wealth management software that was sold to Broadridge (NYSE: BR).
Dr. Najam Kidwai is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, board director and private equity investor in technology, artificial intelligence, digital media, consumer and business internet, and digital health sectors in the USA, UK, China, and India. He serves as a Senior Advisor and Venture Partner at Alpha Square Group and holds several Board and Advisory Board seats including 23&Me, Neurable, ForgeGlobal, Boxed, EQUIAM, Fusion.Org and HelloGenius. Dr. Najam Kidwai devised the online strategy for Egg.com before co-founding two companies that went on to successfully IPO. He was also the founder and CEO of Real Time Content, a proprietary Adaptive Media platform which was acquired by Pitney Bowes (NASDAQ: PBI). Dr. Kidwai has previously held investment roles at Frontier Ventures, Edge Venture Capital, Princeville Global and Stanford Research International.
Andy is the CEO and founder of Cloudwise, the leading Asia-Pacific AIOps provider that offers cloud application performance management (APM) and SaaS IT monitoring services trusted by large enterprises such as Xiaomi, Bytedance, TravelSky, Yum Brands, CITIC Group, etc. Previous to Cloudwise, Andy served as Director of Engineering at Everbridge, responsible for managing the R&D team in Everbridge China. Prior to Everbridge, he held senior technical role at Gomez (later acquired by Dynatrace). Andy received his Master in Software Engineering from Tsinghua University.
Aneel Ranadive is the Managing Partner at Soma Capital. He was an early investor in Rappi, Cruise, Ironclad, Rippling, Alto Pharmacy, Razorpay, etc. with a $40bn combined value of all portfolio companies with nearly $10bn in capital invested into Soma Cap's portfolio co's from top tier VC's. Aneel also runs the family office for the Ranadive family. His father Vivek Ranadive is the founder of Tibco Software ($4.3bn exit to Vista) and early investor in Google, Yahoo, Salesforce, eBay among others. Previously, Aneel was the Founder of Tag, a location-sharing app backed by Facebook Cofounder Eduardo Saverin and Tim Draper which was later acquired by Mark Cuban in 2015. He was also Co-founder of GlanceGuide a video analytics company sold to Nielsen and BoredAt, an anonymous social network backed by Redpoint Ventures. He went to Columbia University for undergrad and did investment banking at Bank of America.
Talat is a Partner at InCube Ventures, a life sciences venture fund, and Vice President at InCube Labs, a multi-disciplinary research lab, to focus on his passion: creating medical solutions that change the standard of care in critical healthcare markets. Talat is a co-founder VentureHealth, a healthcare investment platform that transform clinical outcomes by capitalizing breakthrough innovations. He has worked in the venture capital industry since 2005, when he joined The Angels’ Forum (TAF) and The Halo Fund. During his time at TAF, he managed the deal flow process and worked with tech, consumer and healthcare startups to refine their business plans and presentations.