Business 100 – 2015

Keating, Alexandra

Alexandra Keating/DWNLD

Alexandra Keating is the CEO of DWNLD, the mobile app company she developed with former Microsoft vice-president and Pinterest investor Fritz Lanman. She has a knack for creating successful business ventures, founding the non-profit online fundraising platform GoFundraise at 20, which has since become one of the largest fundraising plat-form systems in Australia. Alexandra attended the University of Sydney where she completed a bachelor’s degree in behavioral health science.

Alexandra is a native of Sydney and is the daughter of former prime minister Paul Keating. With fourth-generation Irish ancestry, Keating finds strength in the empowerment of Irish women. Paramount among them is Irish screen actress Fionnula Flanagan, whom Keating quotes: “I think Irish women are strong as horses, incredibly loyal and for the most part, funny, witty, bright and optimistic in the face of devastating reality.”

Among her numerous recognitions and awards include Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100, Top Women in New York Tech, and Top 30 Under 30. Alexandra currently lives in New York.