Named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list, Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door, the highly anticipated business book being released by Crown/Random House. The book chronicles Banayan's five-year quest to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg, Mark Zuckerberg, Maya Angelou and a dozen more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they launched their careers. Banayan is the youngest business author ever signed to Crown/Random House in its eighty-year history.
At age nineteen, Banayan became an associate at Alsop Louie Partners, a high-tech venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Fortune Magazine reported that Banayan was the world’s youngest venture capitalist and Business Insider named him one of the “Most Powerful People In Finance."
As a keynote speaker, Banayan has presented to corporate leadership teams and conferences around the world, garnering standing ovations from Apple, Nike, IBM, Dell, Harvard, and countless others. Microsoft.com wrote that Banayan “cracked the code for success.”
Banayan has contributed to FastCompany, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, VentureBeat, Entrepreneur, and TechCrunch. He has been featured in major media including Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, Mashable, Bloomberg TV, Fox News, and CBS News.