We bring tech, talent & entrepreneurship under our Omnichannel Retail Wings

Who we are

Public Group strategically invests to create an ecosystem of innovative scale ups around its flagship Omnichannel Retail business, with the objective to provide exciting customer experiences and foster entrepreneurship in Greece.

The Group was born based on the success of Public, the leading omnichannel retailer in Greece and Cyprus, that brings together diverse categories & experiences to create a unique consumer offering.

Our role is to help our omnichannel retail company and the rest of our investees grow and their founders succeed through capital and creative synergies.

We are advocates of Strategic Synergies, Bold Entrepreneurship & the Power of Human Will.

Our approach

We bring together technologies, talent & a growth mindset by leveraging

  • Our extensive operational experience to discover companies that address real needs and have the capacity to scale
  • Our flagship Omnichannel Retail investment, Public, as a vehicle to test and empower scale-ups
  • Our proven track record of investments powered by the Olympia Group
  • Our strong relationships with established growth funds as a foundation to build healthy partnerships and international scale
  • Our independent Board of Directors with global experience in retail and technology

Our flagship omnichannel retail

Public Group operates the leading omnichannel retailer in Greece and Cyprus under two well recognized brands – Public and MediaMarkt – with sales of more than €500 ml., 67 physical locations and 4 online stores.

It is a unique destination that combines the best in tech, culture, home appliances and services to create joyful experiences and help people improve their lives.

Public Key Facts

2.250
Employees
67
Stores
4
E-shops
100M
Omni visits
1,7M
Participants in Public Events Go Social

Public Capital Partners

We believe there is an unprecedented opportunity to create a great ecosystem of scale-up companies around Omnichannel Retail & eCommerce.

Through our venture capital arm, Public Capital Partners, we aim to invest 20m € in companies that are

  1. powered by world class teams, have a proven business model and high customer satisfaction rates
  2. in the growth or expansion stage
  3. currently or potentially active in Greece, consisting of  teams with an international perspective
  4. active in the sectors of Retail Tech & eCommerce, Fintech, Logistics, Digital Payments, EdTech, Entertainment & Analytics.

Public Capital Partners Key Facts

5
Current investments
500k - 2,5m €
Current Investment Tickets
Seed & Series A
Targeting Growth & Expansion Stage

Public Next, our tech hub

Public Next leads the digital transformation of retail, with solutions to reimagine processes, integrate technologies and introduce innovative services or platforms that transform employee and customer experience.

Every day, we are reimagining retail and introducing new capabilities that empower people and address changing customer needs. Omnichannel capabilities, personalization, fast and reliable order fulfilment, data insights and digital tools for a superior customer experience. We develop and unleash the best technology solutions that shape the future of retail.

Our team of software developers, engineers, digital and IT experts combine strong technical skills and entrepreneurial thinking to help organizations stay ahead.

Ecosystem

We are building a unique ecosystem around our omnichannel operation and the Public brand. Our vision is to disrupt retail and shape an entirely new customer experience by bringing together innovative platforms and services to complement the omnichannel shopping journey.

From financing and digital payments to onsite repairs, product delivery and installation, our goal is to provide our customers with new capabilities and a superior customer experience. Our ambition is to constantly stay ahead in the market by combining the best in tech and talent and bringing in innovation, as well as to foster Greek entrepreneurship.

Our team is working closely with Industry Associations, Growth Funds, Business Groups & Angel Communities to reach talented founders, invest in companies that seek solutions to real problems & maximize synergistic value.

OUR INVESTMENTS

The leading Omnichannel Retailer of Technology, Home & Entertainment products in Greece & Cyprus

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Our tech hub – spin off that works on developing Retail & eCommerce applicable technologies.

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The largest repair network in Greece & Cyprus

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An early stage fund  investing in Seed and Series A B2C & B2B startups that can develop a sustainable moat over time and have a sweet spot for PropTech, FinTech, Marketplaces, TravelTech and SaaS

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The largest & fastest growing home services marketplace in the region

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OUR DIVERSE TEAM

Our team combines years of experience in investment management, as well as in the development and operations of technology-enabled businesses.

We are business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and advisors, with a strong track record working within larger organizations, technology, retail and eCommerce businesses.

We are committed to helping our investee companies grow and their founders to succeed, by fostering synergies and partnerships that allow them to evolve and scale up.

READ OUR NEWS

Public Group – An ecosystem that brings technology, talent and entrepreneurship under its Omnichannel Retail wings

The Group invests in innovative scale-ups with the objective to shape exciting shopping experiences.

Establishment of a new strategic partnership between Public and iRepair brings an entirely new level of customer service in Public stores

To cement the partnership, Public acquires 50% of iRepair

Olympia Group invests €50 million into Public

A new PUBLIC GROUP is founded to expand the product offering and launch innovative digital services for consumers

8 Μαρτίου: Το Public γιορτάζει την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Γυναικών και εμπνέεται από τη δύναμή τους!

Μία ημέρα δεν αρκεί για να γιορτάσουμε τις γυναίκες και τη συμβολή τους στην ανθρωπότητα αλλά και σε ποικίλους κλάδους που έχουν ξεχωρίσει!

Ο Όμιλος Olympia επενδύει στο Douleutaras

To Νο1 marketplace εύρεσης επαγγελματιών για εργασίες στο σπίτι.

CONTACT US

25 Thivaidos str., Nea Kifisia, Athens, Greece

Tel.: +30 210 8181 100

For media inquiries: media@groupolympia.com

For investment inquiries: investments@groupolympia.com