Based in SVB’s Santa Monica office, Managing Director Alejandro (Al) Guerrero works with portfolio companies and their management teams to help them build their vision for the future and succeed. Al’s experience in business creation, business and corporate development and investing, when combined with his proven ability and passion for increasing profits helps him work with early-stage tech startups throughout Los Angeles’ thriving ecosystem. He’s especially looking forward to leveraging more than a decade of experience in the Media & Entertainment vertical to help move forward some of LA’s most innovative companies.
Before joining SVB in 2017, Al managed business development, sales and operations for URWelcome, a venture capital–backed startup. Prior to that, he was co-founder and general partner at Technicolor Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund. Before starting the fund, Al led Technicolor’s Innovation Lab and served as head, operations & strategy for the company’s visual effects and animation business where he played a pivotal role in increasing revenue 4x and improving margins to best in the industry. Earlier in his career, Al was an investment banking associate at Merrill Lynch & Company. He earned a bachelor’s degree from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
A first-generation American, Al grew up eating well – as his family owned and operated a popular Mexican restaurant in Berkeley. Married with three children who have inherited a culinary talent of their own, he remains a huge Golden State Warriors and Cal fan, despite having lived in SoCal for the past 15 years. In his spare time, Al assists the Robert Toigo Foundation, an organization focused on career advancement for underrepresented talent in the finance industry.