Russian Innovation Week 2012 – Alexandra Johnson Managing Director of DFJ-VTB Aurora Interview By Lilia Taran, Video: KC Leung
Alexandra Johnson, Managing Director
Alexandra Johnson is a Managing Director of DFJ VTB Aurora. She is a Silicon Valley-based partner and focuses on early stage companies in communications, media, and technology industries headquartered both inside and outside of Russia and CIS.
Prior to joining DFJ VTB Aurora, Alexandra was a founder and managing director of Landbridge Capital LLC, an investment firm targeting US-based companies commercializing Russian technology. For the past decade, she has provided executive management, investment, and corporate strategy services to multi-national companies. Prior to forming Landbridge Capital, Ms. Johnson was CEO of Libritas, Inc. (acquired by Next Web), a venture-backed provider of IT products and managed telecom services for small, medium, and Fortune 500 corporations. Alexandra is also the President of the Global Technology Symposium held annually at Stanford University. The Symposium is the West Coast’s premier investor conference on global emerging technologies.
Education: Alexandra received an M.A. with honors from the Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok and a Ph.D. from University of St. Petersburg. She also holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.