Alexander Zumdieck is a physicist turned McKinsey consultant turned entrepreneur turned startup accelerator MD. Taking the quantitative foundation and a few firm beliefs in some basic laws of physics, he now enjoys assessing business opportunities. Working for McKinsey he used digital technologies to build the first ever payment system for microfinance organizations in Ethiopia. Back in Europe Alexander co-founded payleven, a payment system that allows small merchants to accept card payments using their mobile phone. Now he is the MD of the startup accelerator that METRO runs together with Techstars in Berlin. Prior to that he ran the pricing department at Zalando.