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I’m Alex and ifigure.de is my personal blog. Do you like figuring things out? Do you like discussing things that you’ve learned – surprising facts or everyday observations? Do you believe in openness? So do I!
I am a constant learner and love every new insight. I believe that insights have to be shared and an open discourse has many benefits. Currently, my goal is to accelerate time to market for new therapies and bring patient-centricity and transparency into clinical research. As one of the founders of the viomedo clinical trials platform I’m doing just that. Previously, I was with Rocket Internet. Among other projects I was involved with Foodpanda during my time at Rocket. Before that I was the director of Rankpanel.
Since the age of 7 I was involved in entrepreneurial activities: It started with trading and selling Pokemon Cards in primary school. I remember that I was quite proud for earning 70 DM (former German currency) in one day (!), which was quite a lot of cash for an immigrant kid. I started working when I was 16 years old and was never afraid of any kind of job. Even shitty shounding jobs like selling shoes at flea markets and doing promotion for a gym chain provided me with several learning experiences and a few funny anecdotes.
During my undergrad at a German business school, I have been involved in several extracurricular activities including chairing the entrepreneurial group. The entrepreneurship bug caught me for real while I was interning with successful start-ups KupiVIP and Picklive.
This blog is about the little I have already learned, the things I currently learn and about (hopefully) a lot of insights that I will accumulate in the future. It is about all the sparks, however small, that excite and fascinate me. Ifigure.de focuses on entrepreneurship and learning in all the ways I see it. I am especially passionate about opportunities that the internet has to offer for decision-making, data-driven insights, healthcare and mobile.
I have learned a lot from the experiences and insights of other people – peers, colleagues, teachers, young and old – in person, or via the internet mainly because I have asked and listened. The opportunities for learning have presented themselves along the way during college (WHU and LSE) and work – in different countries and sectors. I was very lucky to be given the opportunity to meet great people from different backgrounds and cultures. This is why I hope that you will enter into a conversation with me and leave a comment in order to share your insights and point of view.