Alexis met Emilios Markou while working at Goldman Sachs in London in 2005. Alexis studied Economics at Cambridge University, followed by 12 years at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and BCG. In 2005, he completed an MBA at Wharton and then became an Executive Director at Goldman, where he led principal investing and new initiatives in European investment management. Since 2006, Emilios and Alexis have been angel investors and have funded numerous startups in the US and UK, including an investment by Emilios in ZocDoc.com. Both left their jobs in June 2009 to set up Hellas Direct. Alexis and his co-founder, Emilios, have been honored with the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Cyprus 2022.