Alexandre Prot is the cofounder and CEO of Qonto – the leading European business finance solution. After graduating from HEC and INSEAD, Alexandre started his career with Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company. In 2013, he founded Smok.io together with Steve Anavi – the first connected electronic cigarette and experienced the frustrations of business banking. His banking experience was time-consuming and complex. Therefore they decided to found Qonto, the business finance solution energizing SMEs and freelancers, simplifying everything from everyday banking and financing to bookkeeping, invoicing and spend management. Qonto has raised €622 million from the world's largest investors. The company now serves 350,000 clients in 4 countries (France, Italy, Spain and Germany) and has over 1,000 employees.