When going into the entrepreneurial industry, one must have the ability to find business development opportunities and then turn them into business models. This is a skill that has served Alexander Motte well. Because of his background in finance, he is able to assess a business opportunity and gauge the likelihood of its success accurately. Once a decision on the likelihood of a future company’s success has been made, the next step is simply the willingness to do the work to develop it.
From the finance industry to the e-commerce world, Alexander Motte believes in hard work and having a passion for what you do. These beliefs have been applied throughout his work in both industries. While adept in the world of finance, he worked as a trader for companies like HSBC and Natixis, he felt as though he wanted to more problem solving scenarios. He wanted to take on more challenges and not just in the finance field. He decided he would try his hand in the world of startups. Using his eye for business and finance, he started with an online hotel sales website called TripUnion in 2011. This gave him a company to innovate with and develop further. His passion for problem solving and entrepreneurship motivated him to continue developing new business ideas as well as gave him the drive to push through the difficulties in starting a business. And after founding a few other endeavors, Alexander Motte co-founded IronWeb. IronWeb is an e-commerce group based on recurring business models and has grown to be the largest European business of its kind.