Florian Fritsch (businessman)

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Born (1978-03-03) March 3, 1978 (age 43)
NationalityGerman
CitizenshipGermany
Occupation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investor
  • Racing driver
Known forFounder and chairman of the FRITSCH Group
AwardsCODE n-Award (2015)
Websiteflorianfritsch.com

Florian Fritsch (born March 3, 1978) is a German entrepreneur, investor, and former racing driver. He is the founder and chairman of the FRITSCH Group, based in Vaduz, and of Kalrock, an investment firm with its headquarters in Zug and branches in London and Luxembourg. Florian Fritsch was born in Albstadt-Ebingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He is married and lives in Appenzell. Due to a racing accident, he gave up his hobby as a racing driver after his last season in the 2011 ADAC GT Masters.[1] Racing is what led him to begin investing in E-mobility.[2]

Career

One of his most prominent projects was the funding of the Berlin-based IoT-Startup company Relayr in 2013. For its product “Wunderbar”, Relayr won the CODE n-Award in 2015.[3] Florian Fritsch successfully managed to get Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to invest as well, who are well-known for their investments in Amazon and Google.[4] Relayr was then sold in 2018 to the German reinsurance company Munich RE for US$300 million.[5]

Together with Gernot Friedhuber and Patrick M. Knapp Schwarzenegger, a nephew of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Florian Fritsch is a shareholder of the Austrian manufacturing company Kreisel Electric, which develops high-performance batteries.[6] Florian Fritsch is also a shareholder and the chairman of the supervisory board of GROPYUS, founded in 2019. GROPYUS‘ purpose is "affordable, smart, and sustainable buildings for everyone".[7]

Philanthropy

Florian Fritsch was a volunteer in Germany as paramedic and firefighter. In Austria, he is supporting the Albertina museum in Vienna through the Baumann/Fritsch Foundation.[8] He is also a sponsor of the youth sports of the Austrian association football club SC Austria Lustenau. In March 2020, together with SC Austria Lustenau and the distillery Freihof, Florian Fritsch initiated the collection of alcohol in order to produce disinfectant from it. The disinfectant was then donated to health care facilities in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein.[9] [10]

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