Alexander is a physicist turned McKinsey consultant turned entrepreneur turned startup accelerator guy. Taking the quantitative foundation and some firm beliefs in some basic laws from physics, he now enjoys assessing business opportunities. Working for McKinsey he used digital technologies to help build the first ever payment system for microfinance organizations in Ethiopia. Back in Europe Alexander co-founded payleven, a payment system that allows small merchants to accept card payments using their mobile phone. He is the MD of of the startup accelerator that METRO runs together with Techstars and R/GA in Berlin. Prior to that he ran the pricing department at Zalando.