Alex Loukissas


I’m a software architect, specializing in scalable web and mobile applications. I have spent the last 10+ years in technology startups, both as an early engineer and as a technical co-founder.

Currently, I’m a Lead Engineer at Adim, working on a web3 platform that enables creators of all kinds to create and own a new generation of IP.

Previously, I was a Staff Engineer at Whatnot, where I designed and implemented the infrastructure that supports real-time auctions. I was also the Founding Engineer at [untitled], where I designed and built a multi-platform collaboration product for music creation.

My first foray into startups was joining Maginatics (acquired by Dell/EMC) as one of the first engineers building an enterprise cloud file system.

In between, I co-founded a couple fintech startups in wealth management and college savings. I started my career out of grad school at Cisco Research, working on cloud computing and storage, connected vehicles, software-defined networks, and smart grid.

I moved from Greece to California in 2006 to attend the Master’s program in Computer Science at UC San Diego. During my time there, I co-authored a research paper on data center network architectures, which was recognized in 2018 with the prestigious SIGCOMM Test of Time Award. Our paper also laid the foundation for Google’s next-generation networking infrastructure.

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling being a new dad, running, driving in the Los Angeles canyons, and working on various side projects. I’m also passionate about Krav Maga, which I’ve practiced since 2014.