“It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.”

Warren Buffet

Despite his youth, Rene Marius Köhler has gained plenty of valuable experience in the private equity market. The Samwer Brothers in conjunction with the European Founders Fund were the first INTERNETSTORES investors in 2008. After a significant number of transactions, Rene Marius Köhler is now an industry adviser for EQT and member of the Entrepreneurs Circle at Partner Group, into the funds of both of these providers he continues to invest.

Investments are additionally assessed via a personal network of contacts including Lakestar, CherryVentures and Project A, whose co-founder Dr. Florian Heinemann was a long term member of the board of INTERNETSTORES.

EQT is a leading provider for alternative investments with close to 50 billion Euro accumulated capital in 27 separately incorporated funds. Portfolio managers in Europe, Asia and the US offer EQT Funds. To date, KOEHLER GROUP has invested in the EQT 7, EQT Midmarket and EQT Ventures funds.

Partners Group is one of the largest private equity capital portfolio managers worldwide. The company invests in the financing and development of enterprises, real estate and required infrastructure. These investments are meant to create added value by way of active, long term and conscientious holdings. KOEHLER GROUP is an investor of Partners Group Direct Fund.

Lakestar is a Venture capital company investing in and supporting outstandingt digital and technology-based entrepreneurs, in early and growth phases. KOEHLER GROUP invested in Lakestar Growth I in 2018.

CherryVentures is a Berlin-based venture capital fund that invests in promising ideas and teams across Europe at the earliest possible stages. As a platform to bring together venture capital and knowhow, CherryVentures supports enterprises and offers company founders access to a network of highly successful startup entrepreneurs. KOEHLER GROUP invested in Cherry Ventures II in 2016 and in Cherry Ventures III in 2019.

Project A is a Berlin-based early phase investment company and operative venture capital fund with focus on eCommerce and market places, infrastructure solutions and software as a Service (SaaS). The fund supports entrepreneurs in the building of businesses with long term success. KOEHLER GROUP invested in Project A II in 2015 and in Project A III in 2018.