Alexandre Mars is a serial entrepreneur and engaged philanthropist. Over the past 15 years, he launched and sold several companies in Europe and the United States in the business and technology sectors. Alexandre’s passion for entrepreneurship blossomed early; he started his first venture at 17. His last two startups, Phonevalley (a mobile marketing agency) and ScrOOn (a social media management system), were sold to Publicis Groupe and Blackberry.
Alexandre is passionate about fighting inequalities. In 2014, he founded Epic Foundation to bridge the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors and organizations supporting children and youth globally. Epic is developing new tools focused on enhancing how donors select, monitor and experience their impact. His vision is to disrupt the philanthropic industry by combining passion and expertise with game-changing technology and partnerships.
Alexandre is regularly quoted by the Financial Times, Le Monde, Forbes and Bloomberg. He has been invited to share his mobile/digital and philanthropic vision at a variety of events including the Global Philanthropy Forum, One Young World Summit, Columbia University, Advertising Week, Mobile World Congress and NEXUS Youth Summit. He is a regular guest speaker on BFMTV, France’s most watched news network. He is an active member of the Global Philanthropists Circle at Synergos, Young Presidents’ Organization and Nexus.
In 2015, Alexandre was named one of New York City’s top 20 philanthropists under 40 by the New York Observer.
A longstanding member of the technology community, Alexandre continues to invest in high-growth technology companies through his family office Blisce/, including Spotify, Pinterest and Blablacar.
Alexandre lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children, whom he adores traveling with. A devoted practitioner of mixed martial arts, Alexandre loves sports; he ran both the Paris and New York City Marathons.
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