Alex McIntosh

Project Manager, Trade in Space

Alex McIntosh

Alex has spent a career specialising in relationship management and business development across a variety of sectors with multi-national organisations. In 2018,  Alex pivoted her career toward the STEM sector, completing a software development course at Scotland’s CodeClan institute for new software developers. Alex then began working as a junior developer within a new fintech start-up, Trade in Space, and with confidence gained from technical retraining has since become the start-up company’s Project Manager. Since then, she’s been managing key projects in Trade in Space’s development roadmap, and providing technical support to Trade in Space’s software development team.

Trade in Space completed a world first in 2021, by completing the first satellite-brokered agriculture-commodity trade in 2021. This involved converting SatEO imagery into a commercial contract for delivery from coffee farm site in Colombia, to a coffee roasting business in Glasgow, with the transaction recorded on a proprietary distributed ledger system.

In 2021, Trade in Space closed seed investment from a multinational coffee company, outcompeting rivals “because Trade in Space understands the role that distributed ledgers will place in future supply chain management better than your peers”.

Trade in Space’s main clients are based in the USA and Switzerland, and the company observes agricultural assets globally.

Alex McIntosh

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