Alexandre Mars

Founder & CEO, Epic Foundation

About Alexandre Mars

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. He is regularly quoted by the Financial Times, Le Monde and the Wall Street Journal. He has been invited to share his mobile/digital and philanthropic vision at a variety of events including the Global Philanthropy Forum, Consumer Electronics Show, Advertising Week, AdTech, Mobile World Congress and NEXUS Youth Summit.

Alexandre 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.

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