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All posts by Alex Benik

Alex Benik is a partner at Battery Ventures who invests in enterprise and Web-infrastructure start-ups.

Smart People on Ice: JR Rivers and Nolan Leake On Founding Cumulus Networks, Part Two

In the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” segment with JR Rivers and Nolan Leake, the co-founders of Cumulus Networks discuss the…

Smart People on Ice: JR Rivers and Nolan Leake On Founding Cumulus Networks

In Alex Benik’s latest “Smart People on Ice” segment he sits down with JR Rivers and Nolan Leake, the co-founders of Cumulus Networks. In the…

Smart People on Ice: Raj Patel, Part Two–Powering Pinterest

In the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” interview with Raj Patel, Raj gives a behind-the-scenes look at technology powering Pinterest. Founded in 2010,…

Smart People on Ice: Raj Patel of Pinterest Talks Being a Perpetual Student of Technology

In this week’s “Smart People on Ice” video, host Alex Benik sits down with Raj Patel, the head of cloud engineering at Pinterest to discuss…

Smart People on Ice: Twitter’s Andy Gross, Part Two—Lessons Learned Professionally and Personally

Here’s the second half of Alex Benik’s “Smart People on Ice” interview with Andy Gross, staff software engineer at Twitter. Alex and Andy continue their discussion…

Smart People on Ice: Andy Gross’s Winding Path To Becoming a Staff Software Engineer at Twitter

Alex Benik’s latest “Smart People on Ice” video interview features the always colorful Andy Gross, a member of the core storage team at Twitter and…

Moving Beyond “Perimeter” Security to Thwart Hackers

Online security breaches are all over the news today—giant companies ranging from Target to eBay have been hacked. It proves that so-called “perimeter” security, or…

Smart People on Ice: Mike Shapiro and Adam Leventhal on their Early Days at Sun Microsystems

Alex Benik’s latest “Smart People on Ice” video interview is a double feature: Alex chats with both Mike Shapiro, co-founder of DSSD and vice president…