Founder & CEO, Epic Foundation
Alexandre Mars is a serial entrepreneur and engaged philanthropist. Over the past 15 years, he launched and sold several business and technology companies in Europe and the United States. His last two startups, Phonevalley (a mobile marketing agency) and ScrOOn (a social media management system), were sold to Publicis Groupe and Blackberry. He founded Epic Foundation in 2014 to bridge the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors and organizations supporting children and youth globally. His vision is to disrupt the philanthropic industry by combining passion and expertise with game-changing technology and partnerships. Mars is regularly quoted by the Financial Times, Le Monde, Forbes and Bloomberg and has been invited to share his vision at The Global Philanthropy Forum, One Young World Summit, Columbia University, Advertising Week, Mobile World Congress, and NEXUS Youth Summit. In 2015, he was named one of New York City’s top 20 philanthropists under 40 by the New York Observer.