Alex Carstens is the VP of Business Development and brings to Ojas a breadth of operations, marketing, business development, fundraising, finance, real estate and investor relations experience. Alex was most recently the Co-Founder & COO of KarmaBox, a Software-as-a-Service platform for the retail market and has been intimately involved in the management of real estate investments for a family fund.
He also serves as an advisor to several startups, including, GroundBreaker, a real estate technology company and freefashioninternships.com, a premiere online resource for fashion internships. Previously he worked at Irving Place Capital, a $4B private equity fund in New York, and as an equity research analyst and sales associate at several wall street firms.
Alex will be responsible for assisting in new business development including analyzing potential investments, sourcing and vetting prospective operating partners, conducting due diligence and developing financial strategies for the firm.
Alex received his MBA with a concentration in Finance and Strategy from Columbia Business School and holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.