TriPos is a German family office investing mainly in B2C retail within the home & living sector. The focus is on sustainable and expandable business concepts, brands and products as well as services enabling a strong market position. Be it in the discount or lifestyle area, TriPos always takes an involved and supportive role with active contributions and a world-class network in the homeware and furniture market in greater Europe and beyond. We believe in the power of a partnership guided by common goals alongside many known investors, founders and executives. Our approach is purely guided by our investment principles and strategic fit. We are taking part and shaping the future frontier of retail 3.0 with all its challenges of eCommerce, global sourcing, social networking, payment services, point-to-point logistics, showrooming, virtual reality, imaging and omni-channel selling. Strong management teams and capable entrepreneurs are an important ingredient and central factor of our success as we understand and always practice an entrepreneurial business conduct. In 2015 we have invested in five companies so far. Our interest in Asia – especially China – has a long history of direct sourcing, product and business development, which we would like to intensify and continue.
Niko Pohlmann is CEO of the entrepreneurial family office TriPos, which was founded 9 years ago. He is a textile retailer at heart with experience in production as well as various global sourcing responsibilities. His interest for innovative startup companies developed during his stay in the silicon valley where he held sales and organizational development positions at a high tech manufacturer which ultimately went public. He has a degree in economics and business administration from Witten/Herdecke University and is a married father of two sons.