Interests / background:Accident and Disaster Recovery, AI, Deep Learning, Insurance
Alex Dalyac is the CEO and co-founder of Tractable, the first unicorn founded through our platform.
Alex completed a degree in Econometrics from London School of Economics, and has previously worked in a hedge fund and in business development for Rocket Internet.
He completed a conversion Master’s in Computer Science at Imperial College London, where he first encountered deep learning – the rapidly accelerating technology behind Tractable’s accident and disaster recovery platform. Alex came to Entrepreneur First to pursue his dream of becoming a founder, and scale the impact of this world-changing technology.
Here, he met co-founder Razvan, and together they built Tractable.
The company is now valued at $1B, has offices in London, New York and Japan, and works with over 20 of the world’s top insurers, including Ageas, Covéa and Tokio Marine. Alex has also been named by Forbes in its Europe 30 Under 30 for Technology.
“I actually first applied for Entrepreneur First while I was an undergraduate. I was really inspired by how the programme was helping people like me break into start-ups.
I got through to an interview, but missed out on a place because while I could hustle, I didn’t know enough about technology – yet,” recalls Alex.
“I was compelled by the idea that software was the one thing you could build in your bedroom, and use to serve millions of people. So, I went to Imperial and did a conversion course in Computer Science. A year later, I applied again and got in.”
Having joined us a year out of his Master’s, Alex is now CEO of a company worth $1B.
- Alex“We've gotten to a place in our careers that could have taken us 20 or 30 years in just 5, by simply deciding we didn’t want to wait. EF gives you that opportunity to accelerate your life and do what you really want to.”