Alex Loizou is the CTO and cofounder of Trouva, an online emporium showcasing products from the UK’s finest independent retailers. Through the website shoppers find a handpicked selection of homeware, fashion and lifestyle items from over 350 boutiques. The brand offers worldwide shipping and the option to have purchases delivered in 90 minutes within London. Founded in 2013, Trouva has grown to a team of 19 and has raised $3.8m to date by Octopus Investments, Index Ventures and Playfair Capital with Angel Investors from companies including Net-A-Porter, eBay, Jack Wills and Google.
A computer scientist turned entrepreneur, Alex is leading the development of technology that enables independent retailers to compete against the larger chains. He holds an MSc in Information Systems Management from the London School of Economics and completed his undergrad in Computer Science at the University of Cologne in Germany. Previously, he was a member of the inaugural cohort of EntrepreneurFirst, Europe’s leading pre-seed investment programme for technical founders. Alex was included in both the global and european Forbes 30 under 30 lists of 2016.