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Alexander Gilkes

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Alexander Gilkes is co-founder of Paddle8. In 2011, the online art auction company was established with Osman Khan, Hikari Yokoyama, and Adiyta Julka. The company works with over 120 art, collectibles, and technology specialists and has provided art for people in more than 90 countries.

Gilkes was born in London and attended Eton. Prior to working at Paddle8, he worked at Phillips de Pury House of Auctions and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy. He is known as a chief auctioneer. In 2014, the company had over 20 million in sales. Gilkes is based out of New York. Paddle8 is called a 21-century auction house.

Sources used to create this entrepreneur's profile include Observer, Paddle8, The Marque, and New York Times.

Companies and Investments

Paddle8 (Co-Founder)

Lessons Learned

If you want to be successful, you need to find a niche. Our company’s niche is those people from the middle who wish to own art pieces. I also think to be successful; you need to love your business. It needs to be in your heart at the same time your heart in in your business. You should love what you are doing.

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To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.

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But career-wise I was guided by empathy for people, movements and trends.

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There is a heavy leaning to try and extract information from me, and I always have to clamp down.

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