Alexandre Mars

Alexandre Mars is a serial entrepreneur and engaged
philanthropist. Over the past 15 years, he has launched
and sold several companies in Europe and North America
in a variety of industries including venture capital, internet,
mobile marketing, social media and digital advertising. His
last two startups, Phonevalley (the largest global mobile
marketing agency) and ScrOOn (a leader in social media
management system), were sold to Publicis Groupe and
Blackberry.


In 2014 he harnessed the momentum of his success and
experience to found Epic, a nonprofit startup which brings
solutions to individuals and companies to make giving the
norm. Epic promotes a strategic approach to philanthropy to
financially support high-impact social organizations tackling
youth and children issues globally. Epic is headquartered in
New York City with offices in Bangkok, Brussels, London,
Mumbai, Paris and San Francisco.


In 2014 Alexandre also founded blisce/, his family office
which invests in venture capital funds and startups including
Spotify, Pinterest and Blablacar. A regular contributor on BFM
Business, France’s most watched business news network,
Alexandre also contributes interviews of prominent movers
and shakers in his Huffington Post “Doing Well by Doing
Good” column, and is regularly invited to speak at a number
of global forums and events including: Web Summit (Lisbon),
YPO (Vancouver), SXSW (Austin) and WSJDLive (LA), where
his expertise in tech innovation and leadership in philanthropy
help others better understand contemporary trends and
challenges.


Alexandre is a member of the Global Philanthropists Circle
at Synergos, Young Presidents’ Organization and Nexus.
Named in 2015 among New York’s top philanthropists under
40 by the New York Observer, he was awarded the Trophée
de l’avenir Europe 1 in 2016 and was appointed chair of the
Sport and Society Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and
Paralympic Games Bid.

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