Alex Taussig

Alex is a Principal at Highland focused on high technology businesses tackling problems in some of the world’s oldest and largest industries — energy, education, and machine automation. He is actively involved in Highland’s investments in RentJuice, QD Vision, 2tor, Heartland Robotics and Bit9. You can read Alex’s blog, or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/ataussig

Prior to joining Highland, Alex worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant with the Magnetic Materials & Devices Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). At MIT, he synthesized and characterized a new class of magneto-optical perovskites capable of growth on semiconductor-compatible substrates. His results were published in several notable peer-reviewed journals.

Alex also spent time at RockPort Capital Partners, a venture capital firm devoted to energy technology, and McKinsey & Company, where he provided strategic advice on business technology issues.

Alex is an avid singer and instrumentalist, having performed in several opera companies, a cappella groups, and rock bands throughout college and graduate school. He lives in Boston and enjoys skiing, swimming, and exploring the city’s restaurant scene in his spare time.

Education
Harvard University, A.B., Physics, summa cum laude
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.M., Materials Science & Engineering
Harvard Business School, M.B.A., with High Distinction