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The Lancer Group places Alex Scherbakovsky as General Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures

calendarMay 1, 2016
The Lancer Group places Alex Scherbakovsky as General Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Lancer Group places Alex Scherbakovsky as General Partner at AXA Strategic Ventures, AXA’s (ENXTPA: CS; LTM Rev: $116B EUR) venture capital fund launched to foster entrepreneurial discovery and emerging strategic innovations relevant to the insurance, asset management financial technology, and healthcare service industries.

In this new role, Alex will serve as General Partner and Head of Growth Equity and will be responsible for building the AXA Strategic Ventures team in addition to setting the strategy to focus investing on enterprise software, fintech, and consumer technologies.

Most recently, Alex served as General Partner for Calero Capital, an investment firm focused on rapidly growing revenue-stage financial technology, SaaS and other technology-enabled companies. Alex previously invested in enterprise software and internet companies at private equity firm, Silver Lake.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MS in Engineering and an AB in Economics from Stanford University.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About AXA
AXA is a Paris-headquartered holding company for a group of international insurance and financial services companies, including AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC companies. AXA is a worldwide leader in financial protection strategies and wealth management with 103 million clients in 64 countries as of Dec. 31, 2015. AXA has been ranked the No. 1 insurance brand in the world by Interbrand for seven consecutive years as of Oct. 5, 2015.

About AXA Strategic Ventures
AXA announced the launch of AXA Strategic Ventures, a €200M venture capital fund dedicated to investing AXA Group money in budding strategic innovations in the insurance, asset management, financial technology and healthcare service industries. Led by François Robinet, with a presence in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Zurich and Berlin, and plans to launch a presence in Asia in the near future, AXA SV will have on-the-ground coverage of investment opportunities across the globe on behalf of AXA Group companies.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874

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