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Al Pierre-Lestrade

Business Development, Fundraising, Design

New York, New York, US

Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Al

Co-Founder IslaCart Marketplace.

Favorite quotes:
"There is a river of creation, and time is a violent stream." Marcus Aurelius
"The seduction of comfort is always more dangerous than the illusion of uncertainty." Robin Sharma

Passion:
Technology startups with particular interest in business and a passion towards strategy. My area of focus and interest varies from business development and branding to project management.

Superpowers:
An unparalleled drive for success, resilience, innovation, initiative and the ability to learn quickly and to apply that learning proactively.

Background:
Business Administration, Medicine and related Health disciplines, certifications in Project Management, Web Development, Social Media Marketing and Scaling Operations to name a few.

Perfect Downtime:
Reading(voracious appetite), writing/journaling, cooking/entertaining, hiking, fishing, shooting range

Quote

“Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not.” - George Bernard Shaw

Headline

Entrepreneur| Physician| Self-taught Coder|

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Business Development
Operations
Finance
Management
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Design
Marketing
Sales
Product Management
Fundraising
Work Experience

CEO and Co-Founder

IslaCart.com

April 2016 - January 0

I am the Chief Everything Officer at IslaCart.com - Developed and launched social marketing campaigns targeting millions of potential customers. - Developed and launched weekly syndicated blog posts. - Grew our paid users to over 10K in 3 months on a shoe-string budget with an average order value of $75.38 - Attracted over 1000 suppliers to our platform in 4 months. - Developed vendor brochures and other materials including webinars and training manuals. - Implemented a customer service apparatus to handle traffic which included but not limited to social media chatbots. - Led a team of 5 through two successful product launches. - Self-taught coding to handle Ux/Ui improvements on our platform. - Prepared multiple iterations of fundraising decks and pitched before dozens of investors resulting in one offer of $500K and $50K from two private investors. - Completed a Marketing Accelerator program to help us define our customer segments, value proposition and overall go-to-market strategy - Forges key strategic partnerships with legacy companies such as MasterCard.

Certification

HTML5, CSS3, JS

Coursera

HTML5, CSS3, JS, Bootstrap, Angular, Node JS

Udemy (Cambridge)

Harvard CS50

Edx

Project Management Profesional

IBTA

Scaling Operations

Coursera

Accelerator/Incubator

StartupRunner

2016

Boomstartup

2017