Meet Alex Liegl -
Alex Liegl

Alex Liegl

Co-Founder and CEO Layer1


Alex Liegl is Co-Founder and CEO of Layer1. Born and raised in Munich, Germany, he graduated from Stanford University with a double-major in Mathematics and Philosophy. During his sophomore year at Stanford, Alex founded Bessel Capital, an institutionally-funded quantitative hedge fund with a focus on volatility products.

After Stanford, Alex was the first-ever undergraduate analyst at Stanford University's $25B endowment fund, the Stanford Management Company, where he worked on the special investments desk focusing on advanced technology investments in the semiconductor industry.

After that, he worked as an artificial intelligence investment analyst at Protégé Partners, a multi-$B hedge fund based in NYC. Following Protégé, Alex founded Layer1 in 2018, the first US-based vertically-integrated Bitcoin mining company, backed by world-class investors including Peter Thiel, Digital Currency Group, and Shasta Ventures.

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