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 enhance 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., 61 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
61
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

7
Current investments
500k - 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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Since 2005 Klarna has been on a mission to revolutionize the retail banking industry. With over 150 million global active users and 2 million transactions per day, Klarna is meeting the changing demands of consumers by saving them time and money while helping them be informed and in control.

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BOX NOW is the fastest growing lockers delivery network in South Eastern Europe.

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Bookvoice.gr is the best quality and variety audiobook service in Greece with more than 500 book titles.

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SVUUM is a New Age courier for eCommerce & eGrocery, fully oriented to provide top customer experience.

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The global organization that discovers, selects, and supports the most talented, high-impact, and innovative entrepreneurs, in 43 emerging markets internationally. Its motto: “Dream bigger, Scale faster, and Pay it forward

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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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Big Pi is an early stage technology fund which invests in companies with heavy IP and defensible technologies.

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OUR DIVERSE TEAM

Our Manifesto:

Welcome to Orange Gen, where our team of 2.200 people is committed to cultivating an innovative retailtainment environment, supporting continuous development, and embracing flexibility—all while placing customer centricity at the forefront. We believe in fostering a culture that values your contributions, boosts your ambitions, and supports personal and professional growth. Joy at Public is our main motto which lies in creating a workplace where every individual is empowered to excel and evolve, always keeping the customer at the heart of our endeavors.

We like to share our moments under the #OrangeTeam celebrating all team’s achievements and Orange Marks Stories. ​

  • Work Wonders & Dare to Innovate: True progress blooms from the exploration of new ideas. Your voice matters; bring your fresh perspectives to the table and make your mark.​
  • Embrace Betterness &  follow our Growth Journey : Embrace a culture of continuous learning. We provide tools, mentorship, and personalized paths for advancement. Choose your starting point and thrive within.​
  • Celebrate uniqueness & Work on Your Terms: Life is dynamic, and so should be work. Enjoy the freedom to balance your professional and personal life with our flexible workplace policies. Benefit from flexible schedules, remote work options, and resources designed for your success.​
  • Prioritize Behavioral Health and Be Human2Human: We emphasize behavioral health through the provision of resources, counseling services, and a nurturing a culture of empathy. Your path to well-being is a significant focus for our team.​

​Are you ready to be the next #OrangeMark maker? ​

READ OUR NEWS

Τα Public επεκτείνονται και επενδύουν €10εκ. σε νέα καταστήματα “Public + home”

Με επένδυση 10 εκατ. ευρώ το δίκτυο καταστημάτων Public επεκτείνεται με 10 νέα μεγάλα  “Public + home” μέσα στην επόμενη τριετία.

Έκθεση Αειφορίας, Κοινωνικής Ευθύνης και Διακυβέρνησης (ESG) 2022

H πρώτη έκθεση Αειφορίας, Κοινωνικής Ευθύνης και Διακυβέρνησης (ESG) του Public Group, είναι βασισμένη στα πρότυπα του GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) με έτος αναφοράς το 2022. Δείτε την Έκθεση εδώ Η συγκεκριμένη έκθεση αποτελεί ένα σημαντικό βήμα προς την επίτευξη των στόχων μας με βάση τα πρότυπα του Green Commerce.

Το Public Group ξεπέρασε τα €500εκ. σε πωλήσεις το 2023

Η επίδοση μαζί με την ταυχρόνη αύξηση της λειτουργικής κερδοφορίας επιβεβαιώνουν την επιτυχημένη υλοποίηση της μακροχρόνιας στρατηγικής του Public Group.

Τα Public καθιερώνονται ως ο δημοφιλέστερος προορισμός στην Ελλάδα

Πάνω από το 70% των Ελλήνων επισκέπτονται κάθε μήνα τα Public, online ή στα καταστήματα.

Public Group: Αύξηση κερδοφορίας για το #1 Omni-Retail οικοσύστημα

Το Public Group κατάφερε αύξηση της λειτουργικής κερδοφορίας στα €4,6εκ σε σύγκριση με το 2021 και πέτυχε σημαντική αύξηση του κύκλου εργασιών.

Στρατηγική συνεργασία Vodafone Ελλάδας και Public – Εστίαση σε εμπορικές συνεργασίες και άριστη εμπειρία καταναλωτή

Η Vodafone Ελλάδας και τα Public ενώνουν τις δυνάμεις τους σε μια νέα, στρατηγική συνεργασία.

Η MediaMarkt «δίνει τη σκυτάλη» στα νέα καταστήματα Public + home

Public + home, ένα πρωτοποριακό concept καταστήματος που συνδυάζει τα καλύτερα από 2 συναρπαστικούς κόσμους!

Public Group: Πάνω από 25% η συμμετοχή του online στις πωλήσεις των Public

Ο ταχύς μετασχηματισμός με επίκεντρο το Digital & την Καινοτομία το φέρνουν στην πρώτη θέση, με το μεγαλύτερο ποσοστό online εσόδων στον κλάδο.

PublicGroup: Επενδύει στο Bookvoice.gr και μπαίνει δυναμικότερα στα Audiobooks

Το Public Group αναπτύσσει περαιτέρω την παρουσία του στον τομέα του digital περιεχομένου και συγκεκριμένα των audiobooks.

More than 50% of Public’s receipts are not printed on paper

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

PUBLIC GROUP BECOMES A STRATEGIC PARTNER AND INVESTOR OF KLARNA TO BRING MORE VALUE TO ONLINE SHOPPERS

Public Group, one of the largest retail and ecommerce groups in Greece and Cyprus, is the first to bring to the Greek market Klarna’s Pay in 3 service empowering online customers with the flexibility to pay in interest-free installments.

Public Next: The next, big step launched by Public Group

The company completes a series of innovative projects and introduces a unique training and work experience program for young engineers

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

22 Thivaidos str., Nea Kifisia, Athens, Greece

Tel.: +30 210 8181 100

For media inquiries: press@publicgroup.gr

For investment inquiries: investments@groupolympia.com