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Alexandre Mars

Alexandre Mars
OTHER INVESTOR TYPE
Active STATUS
5 INVESTMENTS
1 PORTFOLIO
3 EXITS
Description

Mr. Alexandre Mars is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Blisce. Previously, he was the Owner of Mars Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur and engaged philanthropist who started his first venture at 17. Over the next 15 years, he launched and sold several new media and technology companies in Europe and North America including Phonevalley, a mobile marketing agency sold to Publicis Group, and ScrOOn, a social media management system sold to Blackberry. In 2014, Alexandre founded Epic Foundation to bridge the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors, and organizations supporting children and youth globally. Alexandre is leveraging the knowledge gained through years spent as a tech entrepreneur to inject new momentum into the world of philanthropy. Understanding the demands of a new socially conscious generation, he created Epic as a platform for donors to engage in their charity. Besides being regularly quoted by the Financial Times, Le Monde and the Wall Street Journal, Alexandre has spoken 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. In 2015, he was named one of New York City's top 20 philanthropists under 40 by the New York Observer. In 2016, he was awarded EUROPE 1's prestigious Trophée de l'Avenir as "Personality of the Future." Alexandre is a longstanding member of the technology community and continues to invest in high-growth technology companies, including Spotify, Pinterest, and Blablacar, through his family office Blisce. Alexandre lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children whom he enjoys traveling with. He is also passionate about sports. A devoted practitioner of mixed martial arts and avid runner- has run both the Paris and New York City Marathons- he was appointed Chair of the 28-member Sport and Society Committee, as part of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
1974
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Alexandre Mars Investments (5)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Spotify 10-Jun-2015 Later Stage VC 00000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000000000 0000
0000000000 29-Aug-2014 00000 00000 000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000000 0000
000000 01-Jan-2013 00000 00000 Information Services (B2C) Startup 000000000 0000
Placemeter 01-Jul-2012 Angel (individual) 00000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000000 0000
Phonevalley 01-Mar-2001 Early Stage VC 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000000 0000
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Alexandre Mars Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Spotify 03-Apr-2018 IPO 00.00 Completed
0000000000 30-Nov-2016 000000000000000000 00.00 Completed
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00000000000 06-Sep-2007 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000 000000
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Alexandre Mars Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
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Alexandre Mars Angel Investor 0 New York, NY