Alexander Muse, Co-Founder, ShopSavvy
Alexander Muse and his co-founders had no idea back in 2008 they would play a major role in disrupting the retail shopping industry, but that is just what they did when they launched ShopSavvy. Under Alexander’s leadership as CEO, ShopSavvy has grown into the world’s largest mobile shopping community with more than 40 million downloads. It is helping both retailers and consumers open new lines of communication that were previously impossible to achieve at scale.
Today, Alexander is leading his team to radically higher ambitions by making shopping more social by connecting ShopSavvy to a shopper’s social graph. In the last year, ShopSavvy has raised $7 million led by Eduardo Saverin, quadrupled the size of the team both in Dallas and San Francisco, and doubled the number of downloads and users.
Alexander is a serial entrepreneur with more than a decade of startup experience. He is a co-founder of Architel, one of the largest cloud management companies in North Texas. Started in 2001, the company helps Fortune 1000 companies bring their IT operations into the cloud. In 1999, Alexander founded LayerOne, a neutral interconnection and colocation provider that was sold in 2003.
Alexander speaks at conferences and universities in the United States and Europe on topics ranging from mobile shopping to entrepreneurship. He once gave an hour-long presentation at the French Senate in Paris. He has spoken in Bangalore, Barcelona, Hamburg, Amsterdam and London, and at conferences including the Mobile World Congress, 4G World, South by Southwest, Barcamp and CITA.
Active in entrepreneurial circles, Alexander has been involved over the years in groups including the Entrepreneurs Foundation for North Texas, the Young Entrepreneurs Organization, Association for Corporate Growth and the IEEE.
Alexander’s other community and philanthropic efforts are many and varied, and include the Boy Scouts of America, Buckner International, Chiapas International, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, the Toys for Tots Foundation, and Wilshire Baptist Church.