Alex Fielding

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Alex Fielding
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Alex Fielding, CEO at Ripcord, Inc.
OccupationChief Executive Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Computer scientist
Electrical engineer

Alex Fielding is an American engineer and manager. He is the CEO of Robotics company Ripcord, Inc.


Fielding started his career as an engineer at Cisco Systems and Apple Computer. Shortly after departing Apple, he worked at Exodus Communications for Ellen Hancock. Exodus' CEO who was Apple's former CTO. He co-founded Wheels of Zeus with Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak in 2001. It was sold to Zontrak in 2006.[1]

Fielding became CEO of encryption products company Ripcord Networks in 2004 with former Apple CEO Gil Amelio, CTO, Hancock, and Wozniak on its board.[2] The company existed through about 2009 when its assets were purchased in an undisclosed transaction.[3] Ripcord announced $9.5 million in funding[4] from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lux Capital, Legend Star, and Steve Wozniak[5] in March 2017.[6] Ripcord is utilizing vision guided robotics, industrial automation, and advanced sensors to digitize paper records. Once digitized, Ripcord provides a software as a service records service called Ripcord Canopy. In November 2017, Ripcord announced it had raised a total of $75M in venture funding from Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Icon Ventures, Lux, Baidu, Telstra, SVB Capital, Legend Star, and Singularity.

He was Chief Technology Officer at Power Assure and then Vice President at Vigilent.

Fielding is on the board of directors of ISKME, CodeWarrior Foundation, and California Women Empowering Women, CAWEW, a 501c3 non-profit. He is an advisor to TEDMED and TED WED. He is a donor to UNICEF. Fielding is a former member of Mensa and SVASE. He has been a contributor on several patents including early work on inter-satellite routing. He is a contributing member of two NIST working groups on the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).


  1. ^ Michael Kanellos (March 16, 2006). "Wozniak shuts down Wheels of Zeus: Not everything turns out to be Apple". CNet News. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  2. ^ Leander Kahney (August 4, 2004). "Ripcord's Board". Cult of Mac blog. Archived from the original on August 28, 2004. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "Ripcord: Company Management". Old company web site. Archived from the original on September 17, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into 'robotic digitization' startup Ripcord". VentureBeat. 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  5. ^ Heater, Brian. "Ripcord gets $9.5 million Series A for its corporate file digitization service". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  6. ^ "Ripcord Removes the Pain of Paper Cuts With Robot Digital Filers". 2017-03-23. Retrieved 2017-03-25.