Alex Shapiro


TouchGraph, Cadre, Boost, Columbia U

Alex is a data visualization company founder and enthusiastic startup engineer.

After graduating from Columbia, Alex founded TouchGraph which he ran for fifteen years. At TouchGraph Alex developed algorithms for similarity calculation, clustering and graph layout, made popular apps for visualizing relationships from search engines and social networks, and built an enterprise product for loading data from Excel. Recently Alex has worked on platforms in real-estate crowd funding and insurance. For fun, Alex has built a dinner party invitation app and developed an evolving version of Conway's game of life.