Alex Lavidge is the Founding Manager of the Wireless Sensors High Growth Fund LLC headquartered in Knoxville, TN. Lavidge also serves as a Business Development Manager at Variable, Inc., maker of the NODE wireless sensor platform for smart devices. CNN Money called the device the “coolest gizmo” at 2013 CES, the largest consumer electronics trade show in the world.
Since returning to his hometown from Silicon Valley in 2008, Lavidge has helped spur a plethora of initiatives and community-building events for entrepreneurs, young professionals and creatives throughout the region: TEDxKnoxville, 48 Hour Launch, Envision Knoxville, Knoxville Twestival, Creative Mixed Use Symposium, InnovativeKnoxville.com, Lunch 2.0, Knoxville Overground, Young Professional Mayoral Debate & Political Symposium, CoworkingKnoxville, Entrepreneurial Imperative 2011, and several others.
Variable, Inc. is a Series-A funded company that to date has raised over $2M and has 17 FT employees on the payroll at its headquarters in Chattanooga, TN. They have also been reviewed positively by TechCrunch, NBC News, Popular Mechanics, Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek and several other publications. Their last victory was that they won the “most innovative startup” at Southland last month, a conference held in Nashville, TN that handpicked the top 50 potentially high-growth, high-impact startups in the Southeast: http://southernalpha.com/general/node-wins-10000-grand-prize-at-southland-photos/
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