FOUNDERS: CHRISTIAN AHRENDT, LETIZIA LUPERINI, OLIVER WEYERGRAF
INVESTMENT: 2013 - PRESENT
Pamono is a one-of-a-kind online marketplace and magazine specializing in distinctive design objects and the stories behind them.
Founded by Oliver Weyergraf, CEO, and Managing Directors Letizia Luperini and Christian Ahrendt, the company sources vintage and contemporary pieces from around the globe, curated from an international array of high profile and underground galleries, shops, editors, artisans and designers.
In addition, Pamono’s editorial team aim to foster community and connoisseurship via daily updated site content. This includes interviews with established and emerging design talents, explorations of design history, musings on design objects, profiles on design destinations, and reviews of the latest design happenings.
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
Oliver has held strategy, new media, finance and CEO positions at some of Germany’s most innovative tech startups, including Erento, Panelbiz, and L’ArcoBaleno. He was also previously a member of eBay’s German Leadership Team.
Mexico City-born Letizia is a former chemical engineer, and earned her MBA from Columbia Business School before going on to work in diverse strategy and finance positions in multiple countries. Her love of design was sparked five years ago, when she noticed how a Jean Prouvé sideboard “looked like art made by an engineer”.
Christian was previously employed as an investment manager at a private equity firm in Zurich, and is an avid collector of vintage furniture.