Alon the Angel?

It turns out that cVidya’s CEO, Alon Aginsky, is listed as a ‘partner’ of business angels group AfterDox. The group’s intriguing name reflects the fact that the investors are all former Amdocs executives. You can see Alon’s AfterDox listing here.

It is no surprise that Amdocs executives can afford to put their feet up and start a new hobby by providing seed capital for new businesses. Amdocs always makes plenty from good old telcos. But can Alon have made so much money from cVidya, and can he have enough spare time, to afford to copy his friends from Amdocs? cVidya, unlike many of its revenue assurance competitors, still relies on VC funding. Now is not a good time for any backers of a small software company like cVidya to look for an exit. Sticking with the investment can be tough too – rumours are that cVidya have recently had some staff cutbacks. So in difficult times like this, you have to wonder what advice Alon gives to those businesses he works with. Perhaps, if he really is an angel, he should share it with all of us. From the looks of several companies in the RA sector, there will be plenty of people willing to listen…

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.