Frazier’s extensive international business and early stage company expertise to help portfolio companies accelerate growth of the global digital infrastructure
RALEIGH, N.C., August 25, 2020—Jeff C. Frazier, Chief Operating Officer of Pryon, an AI company focused on augmented intelligence for the enterprise, has been appointed Operating Partner at Digital Alpha Advisors.* In this role, Frazier will guide, lead, and support the private equity firm’s portfolio companies that are shaping the global landscape for digital infrastructure. He will also work with global leaders and ecosystem partners to identify new companies with innovative solutions in next-generation networks, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things, and smart cities.
“As a respected thought leader on the future of technology with 30-plus years of business and public sector experience with keen insights into new markets, Frazier is a powerful addition to our team,” said Rick Shrotri, Founder and Managing Partner of Digital Alpha Advisors. “Our firm’s value goes well beyond capital investments to empower our portfolio companies with outstanding leadership, expert guidance, and influential relationships.”
In addition to his new appointment at Digital Alpha, Frazier is COO of Pryon, an Eisenhower Fellow, and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center. “My passion is to improve the quality of life for people around the world,” said Frazier. “The synergies of these positions will enable me to do just that by combining the power of innovative technologies, top-performing teams, and forward-thinking policies.”
Pryon is an AI company focused on augmented intelligence for the enterprise. Its core AI platform enables companies to reimagine knowledge so employees can effortlessly tame data overload, intelligently apply answers and insights to their work, and continuously learn from new data, users, and feedback. Because Pryon believes everyone should benefit from AI, the company has automated many of the processes that require experts, coding, and data preparation so no technical expertise is required. For more information, please visit www.pryon.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Pryon.
About Digital Alpha
Digital Alpha Advisors, LLC. (DA) is an investment firm focused on digital infrastructure and services required by the digital economy, with a strategic collaboration agreement with Cisco Systems, Inc. As part of this agreement, Digital Alpha has preferred access to Cisco’s pipeline of commercial opportunities requiring equity financing. Digital Alpha believes that it is the first fund focused on making private equity investments in the significant growth opportunities required to underpin the Digital Economy, including smart cities, next generation broadband networks, and enterprise data management and communication solutions. Digital Alpha was founded by Rick Shrotri, former Head of the Global Infrastructure Funds (GIF) team at Cisco, and closed its first Fund – Digital Alpha Fund, LP – in 2017.
* Digital Alpha invested in Pryon’s Series A round.