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After making millions before turning 40, a New York-based entrepreneur is dreaming of transforming charitable giving by bringing his start-up stardust and venture-capital spirit to the world of NGOs. Alexandre Mars set up Epic Foundation in 2014 with the goal of providing rich benefactors with a more transparent opportunity to donate to projects benefiting children and young people under the age of 25 in Brazil, India, Southeast Asia, the United States, West Africa and Western Europe. "An Upper East Side donor who takes his two 14-year-old kids to a shelter and spends two hours with a social entrepreneur?" says Mars, a 41-year-old father of three.