Alex Furmansky

New York, NY

I like tech, sailing, random walks through nyc, simple vineyards, adventurous escapades, watching waves crash, staring at airplanes, and impromptu whiteboarding...

I am founder of:

Budsies: brings children's artwork to life through fully custom stuffed animals (though we're now seeing more and more adult and corporate orders!). It also has a social mission to provide toys to kids in need

Sparkology: a secret place for well-intentioned singles to meet each other

A handful of other weekend projects

Before the leap, I traveled the world to sell consumer tech for OpenPeak. I also helped raise a few pennies and learned how growth companies run. I know finance is out of fashion, but I'm proud of my Evercore FinTech M&A beginnings and am glad to still be close with my old team. I've also worked at UBS, Lockheed Martin, and consulted other startups both formally and on park benches (preferred). Sometimes I write. (examples)

I learned to dream big at UPenn. Engineering, finance, entrepreneurship, math, and magna cum laude may complete your checkboxes... but it's the lasting friendships and projects that inspire and define me most.

  • Work
    • Founder, Sparkology
  • Education
    • UPenn's Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology