I've worked with hundreds of startup founders and Alessandra is among the top 1%. She can organize, iterate, inspire and implement. She has the experience to allocate resources carefully and effectively and build a profitable company...again. Alessandra has been successful in both large and small environments which translates into scaleable thinking and acting in the startup space. She can do, and has done, the hard work of building apps and supporting services and deployed them in a large company in 60 countries. She found an unlikely niche market within the fashion industry after building a high end company from scratch. Her demonstrated ability to capitalize on this is tangible, measurable evidence of her ability to use her keen observational skills to seize opportunities as they arise. This is a rare skill and many, many startups have failed without it. I recommend Alessandra without reservation for Techstars. Atlas Sailed is an bold,exciting venture well worth fostering.