Alyse Killeen

Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Alyse first learned about business building and entrepreneurship from my grandfather; here stemmed her affinity for builders. Always rooting for underdogs and outsiders. Alyse Killeen is an Investment Team member at March Capital Partners in Santa Monica, CA. She is a mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center's Bitcoin and Fintech Accelerator, and an advisor to America Innovates, the The Vinetta Project, Factom, and Vahlte. Alyse has previously invested with Future\Perfect Ventures in NYC, and Clearstone Venture Partners in Santa Monica, and continues to support the active portfolio companies of both firms. Distributed ledger technologies, data application, fintech, connected devices (IoT), the sharing economy, and healthcare IT are areas of investment focus. Alyse has presented globally on the confluence of cryptographic currency and peer-to-peer marketplaces, and has authored a book chapter on the same subject. Prior to working in Venture Capital, Alyse conducted research in the field of biopsychology with a focus on cognition's impact on cardiovascular outcome and immunological function. She earned an MS degree in Health Psychology as a Maytag Fellow, publishing Master's Thesis: Chronic fatigue syndrome and natural killer cell function.

TV of the future; all on-demand?

An area of cultural shift that I’ve been long interested in (and have previously written about, please see: 2008 and Millennial Consumption), is millennials’ unique consumption and spend patterns verses the dominant consumption culture…

Distributed Networks

UCLA Masters of Engineering graduate (and Ph.D. drop out) Paul Baran designed and described the first distributed relay node architecture as a “survivable” communications system during the Cold War. This offered a solution to…

2008 and Millennial Consumption

2008 was a dynamic year for cultural change both nationally and globally, and was a catalyst to today’s growing peer-to-peer (p2P) marketplace economy. The Great Recession, Presidential Election, and newly emerging Sharing Economy companies…

Don’t forget the customer

What drives new customer acquisition likely is not (at least often is not) what prevents attrition (i.e. churn).  It’s easy to overlook this in early stages when MVP and market outreach or brand awareness are…