Alex started his working life as an entrepreneur, raising finance to buy and refurbish an 80-seater restaurant which was successfully exited four years later. He came to London in 2007 and trained as a wealth manager, specialising in alternative investments and structuring.

In 2012 he left to pursue an MBA at Cambridge, which was followed by a year in venture capital and product development at a leading UK alternative investment manager.

Alex now works in product development and strategy for a FTSE 100 Wealth Management business, and maintains a keen interest in early-stage businesses as an adviser and occasional investor.