Since 2011, Jan Hinrichs (through his investment and consulting company Blue Fund Consulting & Invest GmbH) is engaged intensively as a business angel for start-ups, focussing mainly on investments in retail and e-commerce companies. One example for his investment activities is his hands-on support of the start-up company Brands4friends, both in his role as member of the advisory board and as investor, contributing to the company’s successful exit in 2010.
As a bank clerk and graduate in business management (AC), Jan collected international business and management experience in different enterprises. He has served many years as general manager and member of the board of directors in companies such as ASSIMA group (a marketing and wholesale company selling accessories) and SPIELE MAX AG (a retail-chain selling toys, baby goods and kids fashion). Based on his professional track record, he is an expert investor for wholesale and retail businesses.