Alexandra Johnson is a Managing director of DFJ VTB Aurora, a venture group specializing in investments in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. It represents a strategic partnership between two of the world's most respected financial institutions: Silicon Valley's Draper Fisher Jurvetson (www.dfj.com) and Russia's VTB Bank (www.vtb.com)
Alexandra invests in a broad range of companies targeting enterprise, material science, cleantech, and industry innovation and has grown a variety of product and services start-ups and emerging technology companies in the U.S and Russia.
Previously Alexandra was a founder and managing director of Landbridge Capital LLC, an investment firm targeting U.S.-based companies commercializing Russian technology. Prior to forming Landbridge Capital, Ms. Johnson was CEO of Libritas, Inc., a venture backed provider of Information Technology (IT) products and managed telecom services for small, medium and Fortune 500 Corporations. Libritas was acquired in 2001.
Alexandra runs the Global Technology Symposium, held annually in Silicon Valley since 2003 and is a private sector Co-Chair of the U.S. – Russia Innovation Working Group.
Alexandra received an M.A. with honors from the Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok and a Ph.D. from University of St. Petersburg. She also has an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.