TrueNorth, the "True North", is a term that comes from the nautical and aviation resp. geography and astronomy. True North symbolizes the actual, the real North Pole, which can be determined with the axis of rotation of the earth or even the position
of the polar star.
Indeed the true geodetic north differs from magnetic north, the direction a compass points toward the magnetic north pole. This fact is so significant, that it has to be considered in navigation always.
In the parlance a synonym meaning was developed out of this technical term:
It stands for the unique and right path.
As a matter of fact the choice of TrueNorth as company name as well as its symbolic representation with a figurehead are deeply intended and the companies credo:
We look forward. We show our customers the right direction.
We share the same boat.
Michael has been on the board of well-known, international financial service companies. Since his time as an Executive Assistant in the mid-1990s at a Life Insurer he is engaged in the development, structuring, operation and sales of fund concepts - public closed end funds as well as private placements and club deals - in particular in the field of Venture and Real Estate investments.
Since then Michael was involved in various Financial, Venture / Start-up and Real Estate companies as well as structured investment vehicles. Michael has excellent contacts within the D/A/CH-Real Estate- and Venture-Industry to source the investments required for funds and managed investment opportunities.
Michael and Lioudmila Pokhis founded TrueNorth Concepts and TrueNorth Capital. Together with Michael Dohlen they built up their subsidiary Punk Venture.
Michael is an Investment Analyst, specialising in Venture and Real Estate transactions. Since 2009 - prior to joining TrueNorth Capital and co-founding Punk Venture - he was an Analyst, Interims Manager and Business Consultant at several international companies and incubators in Germany, USA and Asia. Michael is an expert in Business Model Analysis and Strategic Planning.
Lioudmila is a marketing specialist and responsible for all documentations, statistics, case studies of the investment opportunities, the marketing as well as public and investor communications.
Lioudmila is a co-founder of TrueNorth Concepts, TrueNorth Capital and their subsidiary Punk Venture. Previously - starting her business life in 2000 - she has advised several German investment houses as a consultant and dircetor of two international marketing agencies.
Vitaly, who studied music, started his business life in the early 2000s. Having finished his additional economic courses and a MBA degree, Vitaly was hired as a IT- and business specialist from two of the young and prospering U. S. start-up companies, which were today below the top 5 global Internet- & IT-giants. After several years in the Silicon Valley working as a professional in e-commerce, software development and payment systems Vitaly founded his own company in Israel, which had a successful launched IPO in 2012.
From that time Vitaly engaged himself more and more in the venture and investment field. On the one hand, he works as a business angel with and supported more than 40 international start-ups. On the other hand, he is active as a partner in Property & Friends developing and providing real estate projects with new financial instruments.