Alexis Rivas


Alexis Rivas
Co-Founder & CEO, Cover


Alexis Rivas is the CEO and cofounder of Cover, a Los Angeles based technology company that designs, manufactures, and installs custom backyard homes.

His passion for building started in preschool, where his teacher found it necessary to create building block height limitations as a result of his structures. Today, Alexis continues to push the boundaries of the built environment through Cover, using software and manufacturing technology to streamline the entire home building process – from design and permitting, to manufacturing and assembly. His, and Cover’s mission is to make thoughtfully designed and well-built homes for everyone.

Cover is backed by top tier investors including General Catalyst Partners, and Fifty Years, and graduated from the Y Combinator Fellowship program, a leading Silicon Valley startup incubator.

Alexis graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union and was named in the Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 list for Manufacturing & Industry.

When he’s not meeting homeowners, potential hires, policy makers, investors, or working with the Cover team, you’ll find Alexis biking, hiking, swimming, and photographing modern architecture.

Christine Joo