Building Barriers of Entry

“The way you build barrier to entry I believe is building strong teams of people that have an imaginative or passionate way to do it that will be better than their competitors” – Alfred Mandel, Startup Business Advisor

About Alfred Mandel:

Alfred has been an entrepreneur since his teens and has over thirty years experience in technology businesses, notably at Apple Computer and Redgate Communications. He co-founded and ran Tenex Medical Investors, which become this country’s largest angel investor group for the health and life sciences. In its eight years Tenex invested in over seventy companies, a quarter of which have had liquidity events.

Alfred is associated with many of the Valley’s leading venture capital firms, and several private equity groups, and is an advisor and side-along investor with many of them.

Mr. Mandel holds a degree in Environmental Studies, with a minor in Physics from UC Santa Barbara, a Masters in Environmental Design and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the School of Architecture at the University of Oregon.