Finance and the startup industry are two vastly different fields, regardless of starting in the finance industry, Alexander Motte has always had a passion for business development. He graduated from Paris Dauphine University in Paris, France in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Quantitative Finance. After graduating, he went on to work as a trader in finance for companies such as HSBC and Natixis. After developing the business skills for a trader, Alexander Motte wanted to branch into a new field. He continued his journey in the finance industry, but began to think of other career aspirations that might satisfy his interest in problem solving and thinking beyond the status quo. It was at this time that he quit the finance world and launched his first business, TripUnion, in 2011. TripUnion is a private sales website for hotels.
TripUnion was an opportunity to refine his business development skills. After that, he started a few other entrepreneurial endeavors and then co-founded IronWeb. IronWeb has become the biggest European e-commerce group based on recurring business models. After years in the finance industry, Alexander Motte was able to find the right balance of challenge and success in the startup industry. His years of finance industry experience and then years of practice through his entrepreneurial endeavors led him to co-found IronWeb to success. At IronWeb, he is able to utilize all his business skills and be challenged on a daily basis. Those skills he learned from being in finance helped him to have the tools to spot good businesses opportunities and turn them into successful companies.