Renaissance are delighted to announce that Johann Vivier has joined Ankorstore as VP People.
Founded in 2019 by former Etsy executives and serial entrepreneurs, Nicolas Cohen, Nicolas D’Audiffret, Mathieu Alengrin and Pierre-Louis Lacoste, Ankorstore is a curated marketplace that connects independent brands with local retailers. The company has recently raised USD100 million in Series B funding led by Tiger Global and Bain Capital Ventures. Propelled by strong growth, and just months after its successful Series A fundraise, this round welcomes new investors alongside participation from existing investors Index Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Alven, and Aglaé. The company plans to use the funds to grow its base of 5,000 brands and 50,000 independent retailers across Europe and support them through reopening.
Johann joins Ankorstore as their first VP of People. Working closely with the leadership team, Johann’s key mission is to help Ankorstore steer its growth and scale and build a world-class infrastructure and culture. Johann joins Ankorstore from Heartland Labs and Ioniq Group – a collection of seed and start-up stage tech and digital health businesses headquartered in Berlin, where he was responsible for supporting the portfolio with HR strategy and Talent Acquisition. Johann has an authentic high quality HR background gained first in the aviation industry and then with L’Oreal.
Reflecting on his appointment, Johann said “I am delighted and honored to announce that I am joining Ankorstore, to reinvent independent business and build the #1 marketplace connecting the most authentic European brands to thousands of independent retailers all over Europe.”
For more information, please visit www.ankorstore.com