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We embrace digital technology for a connected world while safeguarding human value, especially in the Age of AI.


We are a team of leaders, design thinkers, investors, and innovators working together to create and deliver successful development projects that are scalable and resilient.

We are based in Washington, DC, and leverage a broad network of strategic relationships in Tel Aviv, Miami, San Francisco, the UAE, Kabul, Toronto, Accra, and more.


We create visionary concepts, bring market intelligence, source leading-edge technology and build investment platforms to help you achieve your project goals.


Committed Leadership that Delivers Dynamic Results


Committed Leadership that Delivers Dynamic Results

Iliad Terra

Iliad A. Terra

CEO, Managing Partner, alfa8
As the founding partner and CEO of alfa8, Mr. Terra leads the Firm to develop opportunities in global markets, focused on integrated and innovative solutions that build capacity and empower communities. He brings a diverse background to the firm through his experience as an architect and design thinker, and thought leader, through his global network. More…

Michael Krause, Ph.D

Board Member, alfa8 
Michael D. Krause, Ph.D. Colonel, US Army Retired. He is a security specialist, leader, and logistician. He is a founding partner of alfa8. His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations. Dr. Michael Krause also serves as founder and President of KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain. More…

Dash Bahman

Vice President of CGR
Dash is a competitive, innovative, and proactive sales executive and business leader, with a proven track record of success in escalating sales, inspiring optimal performance from sales team, developing and cultivating strong interpersonal relationships, and establishing focused corporate programs that exceed objectives. More…

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Linton Wells

Managing Partner, Wells Analytics
Dr. Lin Wells is a decorated Naval officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Dr. Lin Wells brings significant strategic leadership and resilience response and readiness to alfa8. Lin is currently leading on the resilience front through his work at Star-Tides and C-RASC in collaboration with GMU. More…

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Myra Chung

Director of Research, alfa8
Myra spearheads the research division of alfa8 to accumulate data for the development and advancement of our technology sector. She is focused on the role of technology on the built environment and its impact on real estate development and capital. She works closely with our technology partners to bring proptech capability to the DMV market.

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Peter Samton, Ph.D

Board Member, alfa8 
Peter Samton graduated from M.I.T. & brings our team a deep legacy of design and architectural experience through a noteworthy collaboration with Hugh Stubbins & Marcel Breuer, eventually becoming a Partner in 1967. Peter continues his work serving numerous organizations including Community Planning Board #7, Landmark West, NISS, and the A.I.A.

Eugene Sullivan

Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan
The Honorable Judge Sullivan brings a stellar legacy of leadership to our team.  He is currently a senior partner in the D.C. law firm where he works with Director Freeh. Judge Sullivan served under a number of US Presidents as a Federal Judge on Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He brings to our team keen legal counsel and support in a complex theater of operation.

Charles Ganz

CEO and Founder, CICL
Charles Ganz founded CICL in 2009 to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. Charles has visited over 1000 innovative companies in Israel since 2005 and he is well connected to hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and many corporate VC’s. He works closely with alfa8 to curate a comprehensive technology and innovation portfolio.