CrossContinentalVentures was founded in 2002 by Alex Ott.
Alex is a veteran in the enterprise software industry with operational and board level
experience on four continents.
He has been partnering with many entrepreneurs in the US, Europe and Israel
in building thought leading technology enterprises that seek to make a difference.
As an example, Alex was an early investor in and is a current board member of
QlikTech (Nasdaq: QLIK), widely considered one of the most successful technology
IPO's in 2010.
Before founding CrossContinentalVentures, Alex was a member of the Executive
Committee of Siebel Systems, where he was responsible for building a major
presence in EMEA as VP and General Manager, growing revenues, customer and
employee base tenfold in just two years. He then ran the Americas geography,
Siebel’s largest market with revenue responsibilities of over $1B.
Siebel Systems was awarded the title of fastest growing company several times.
Prior to Siebel Systems, Alex played key executive roles within SAP AG (member of the
extended global board) and SAP America (Executive Committee member) for almost a
decade. In a number of executive positions he was instrumental in founding the SAP
Global Partner Program, developing the concept behind and managing the
complementary software program and the surrounding ecosystems (believed to be a
>$30B market today), and running global marketing and business development
programs. Latterly, he held the position of CEO SAP International and Senior VP of Latin
America, dramatically growing revenue and profitability through a sustained increase in
SAP's Latin American infrastructure and the establishment of new subsidiaries.
Alex holds a degree in Economics and Business Management from University BA of
Mannheim, Germany. He is an accomplished speaker and has presented at
numerous events. In addition, he has lectured at the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania on topics such as 'Building high growth ecosystems around hi-tech