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Alain Sylvain

Founder and CEO at SYLVAIN

Jan 2010 — Present

CEO + Founder at SYLVAIN. Partner and investor in innovative ventures, and active non-profit contributor.

About Me

Alain is the Founder and CEO of SYLVAIN, a strategy and design consultancy that provokes progress for companies, people and society at large. Clients include Google, American Express, Spotify, Airbnb, Blackrock, Amazon, Diageo, GM, the NBA, UBER and others. Founded in 2010, the company is headquartered in NYC, with offices in Amsterdam and Richmond, VA, and is a Certified B-Corporation.

Alain is a partner and investor in several ventures, including Master + Dynamic, a design-driven, premium audio brand, So Choice Softworks, a mobile gaming company, Lilo, an açai bowl company, and PetMio, a smart pet food startup. He is on the board of Plus Pool, an ambitious project to build the world’s first floating, filtering swimming pool in NYC harbor, a Founding Member of Kindred, and a member of the New York City Mayor’s Creative Council. Alain is also an active contributor to various non-profit initiatives around the world including the Lower East Side Girls Club, The Bowery Mission and Anseye Pou Haiti.


Experience

Founding Member at Kindred

Oct 2020 — Present

Member at Mayor's Creative Council for New York City

Apr 2019 — Present • New York City, NY

Investor at Master & Dynamic

Jan 2013 — Present

Board Member at VCU Brandcenter

Jan 2010 — Jan 2019

Managing Director at Redscout

Jan 2009 — Jan 2010

Strategy at Mother

Jan 2005 — Jan 2009


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