Alexis is a Venture Partner at Atomico advising on new investments in France, Spain & Portugal and Eastern Europe as well as sourcing and accelerating growth in the games, blockchain and travels vertical. He currently serves on the Bossa Studios board, Atomico’s latest game investment. He is also interested in high impact purpose driven companies.
A strong believer that “great companies can come from anywhere”, Alexis is also the co-founder & ceo of games company eRepublik Labs (eRepublik.com, Age of Lords, World at War, War and Peace) a “free to play” pioneer with HQ in Ireland and studios in Bucharest and Madrid. Alexis sold eRepublik Labs in June of 2017 in a cash and shares deal to Stillfront Group (quoted on Nasdaq First North). Alexis remains as CEO of eRepublik Labs giving him a unique mix of investor as well as operational expertise.
Alexis has numerous angel investments mainly in Europe. He is the non-executive chairman of the video and music social entertainment community trilulilu.ro and of Zonga.fm the music streaming service that powers Vodafone in Romania. More recently, he invested in Jampp one of the top mobile app advertising platforms.
Prior to Erepublik Labs, Alexis was part of the first wave of internet start ups and was with lastminute.com for 6 years right up to its 1.1b$ trade sale to Sabre in 2005 – first as Head of Business Development (UK) then as Marketing and Sales Director (France) and then as Managing Director (Italy).
A recognised speaker, Alexis is passionate about helping the European digital eco-system scale and as such is a co-founder of the Chamberi Valley digital entrepreneurs association and was one of the driving forces behind the iN3Spain conference in spain in 2015 and 2016 and bringing Founders Forum to Madrid in 2016. Alexis was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (Davos) in 2012
Alexis shares most of his time between London, Paris, Bucharest and Madrid, is fluent in French, Spanish, Portuguese, English, Italian and understands basic Romanian if pushed. A long time ago he was a sailing national champion (Portugal), now he prefers to stay dry and play chess with one of his three children.