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Co-Founder & CEO

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Lorin is passionate about technology and community and founded one of the most culturally impactful hospitality brands in New York. 

Lorin has over 15 years of experience across venture capital, capital markets and M&A. Lorin is a principal at Apeiron Investment Group and holds a variety of board and observer positions. Lorin holds graduate degrees from New York University and Maastricht University and started his career as an M&A attorney at Cleary Gottlieb in New York.

“Building category-defining brands is at the heart of the next-generation hospitality and lifestyle platform 029 Group. Aimed at making people’s life's happier, we provide a unique synthesis of luxury, innovation, and community for the post-pandemic world."


Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Deputy Chairman

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​Thomas has been an entrepreneur and investor for more than 10 years with a strong suit in financial structuring, M&A deals, and Buy & Build strategies.

After studying business administration at the University of Würzburg, Thomas Hanke worked in various management positions in the areas of small & mid cap private equity and venture capital from 2009 on. In 2020, Thomas co-founded Elevat3 Capital, a European venture and growth capital investment fund.

Thomas has extensive transaction experience (private equity, venture capital, growth capital & PIPE transactions) and has, in addition to his work as an investor, also carried out various operational interim mandates within the scope of portfolio management. Furthermore, he holds several advisory board mandates at growth companies.



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Juan has been active in the venture scene for more than 20 years.

He gained extensive experience in finance and sales controlling at a telecom startup before moving to the investor side in 2007 at FinLab AG, one of the first and largest fintech and blockchain investors in Europe. There, he developed deep expertise across investor relations and finance, eventually assuming the role of managing director and CFO in 2013. Since 2021, Juan is managing partner at C3 Venture Capital.

Juan has broad knowledge and experience in the financial sector and serves as a sparring partner for numerous startups across business development and strategic planning. He supports the further development of C3’s ventures with his large network and as an advisor and supervisory board member. 

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