Eric Kohlmann is the Investment Principal at Arc Ventures, having joined the firm in 2020 to build its profile as a leading venture firm. Eric sits on the investment committee.
Prior to his role at Arc, Eric was the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at Trinnacle Capital Management, a quantitative hedge fund, applying machine learning to unique datasets for algorithmic trading. In 2019, Trinnacle announced the acquisition of its IP in alternative data and machine learning by a large, international hedge fund.
Through his Switzerland-based family holding Kohlmann & Co AG, which he co-founded in 2011, Eric has been an active angel investor in leading technology companies. Most recently, he was an investor in the New York-based neuroscience startup CTRL-Labs, which announced its sale to Facebook in October 2019 in one of its largest acquisitions to date.
As a classical music enthusiast (and hobby pianist), Eric is a regular at many concert halls and loves discovering new composers, venues and festivals.
Eric holds a Masters in Finance from IE Business School in Madrid and started his academic career at Eton College in the UK, going on to study at ETH Zurich and TU Munich where he successfully completed his Bachelor in Physics, researching the electrochemical properties of titanium oxy carbide nanotubes in 2011.
Eric speaks English, German, Portuguese and some Japanese.