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James Alexander

Entrepreneur, Advisor & Business Growth Consultant

James Alexander is an experienced entrepreneur and business advisor. He is currently a core team member of, the world's largest open foresight programme, and an advisor to a number of innovative finance payers including Seedrs, Spacehive, LandBay and Tandem. He also advises a number of social ventures and charities including the RSPB, where he was previously a Trustee, the GoodLab, GreenThing and as Chair of Gen Community Ventures.

"Believe in yourself, trust offers of help from others and realise that even failure is not as bad as you might think it is!"

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In detail

James holds an MBA from INSEAD and a 1st class honours degree from University College, London. He was a co-founder and Executive Director of Zopa, the world's first and Europe's largest P2P lender and prior to this, Strategy Director at Egg. He has also worked as a growth strategy consultant at both The Foundation and LEK Consulting, where his clients included Tesco, Eurostar, Barclays, HSBC, Save the Children, The Guardian, Redburn, M&S and Just Giving.

What he offers you

James Alexander offers fascinating insights from his vast business experience, having developed not just a profitable internet-based business, but also a new way of borrowing and lending money. He shows what can be done when you take customer insight really seriously, are very focused on a vision / strategy and approach everything with a "can do" attitude.

How he presents

James Alexander's passionate, inspiring and exciting sessions are invaluable sources of actionable information - full of interesting case studies. He is thought provoking and highly creative.


He presents in English.

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  • Disruption
  • Innovation
  • Financial Services
  • Customer Centricity
  • Growth Strategy and Business Strategy
  • Futures

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