Alec Lee is the Co-Founder & CEO of Endless West, a spirits company using innovative methods to create wines and spirits at the molecular level. After leaving Harvard Business School to pursue a new startup venture, Alec teamed up with fellow scientist, Mardonn Chua, and sommelier, Josh Decolongon to form Ava Winery, now Endless West. Their first product, Glyph, is the first whiskey ever to be created note by note, using molecules (or, flavour and aroma notes) extracted pure, from more efficient sources in nature.
Unlike conventional whiskeys, Glyph is made without ageing and/or barreling — which means significantly less wood, water, and land is used in its production process. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Alec studied science & biotechnology at the University of British Columbia and currently lives in San Francisco, California with his wife, Lina.
Alec is speaking on Panel 3: Spotlight on San Francisco - Unicorn Thinking