Victor Long is the CEO and Co-Founder of Meta Alpha, LLC, which provides price and other predictions to some of the world’s largest organizations based on its proprietary machine learning algorithms. His Co-Founder is Tom Mitchell, E. Fredkin University Professor, Chair, Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University.
Victor has also been an active venture and private equity investor. He wrote the first business plan for ProBusiness, a payroll, HR and benefits software services company, and was actively involved in the company’s strategy, business model design, executive recruitment and turnaround as a board member for seven years before the company’s IPO in 1997. He was integrally involved in helping save the company from shutting down and its subsequent turnaround. ADP acquired ProBusiness in 2003 for $ 500 million in cash. Initial investors made up to 63x on their initial round of investment and 30x at acquisition. Equity valuation ranged from $ 200 to $ 900 million.
Victor also opened the China and Hong Kong markets for a major industrial textile enzymes company as a master distributor.
Previously, he worked for private investor, David Murdock, on acquisitions and divestitures of consumer product companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He also worked for Dillon Read’s venture group, Concord Partners, now part of UBS.
He has written extensively on China private equity and venture capital in cooperation with the China Venture Capital Association and Deloitte Research as well as on supply chain management and China’s emerging technologies.
Victor has a BA in engineering from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University.