Oskar
Hartmann

Inspire people to take actions that improve the quality of life

BIOGRAPHY

Oskar was born into a family of Russian Germans in Kazakhstan on May 14, 1982.
When Oskar turned eight years old, his parents decided to move to Germany, where the future entrepreneur spent all his youth.
At the age of seventeen, Hartmann flew to the United States where he completed exchange studies at Tuscarawas Valley High School in order to master English in which he eventually succeeded. After coming back to Germany he graduated with honors from the technical gymnasium. When it came to serving in the army, Oskar chose an alternative civilian service, with which he proceeded in Russia during the whole 2004 at the Children's Clinical Hospital. While in Russia, he took the opportunity to learn Russian language.
Afterwards Oskar Hartmann entered WHU University in Koblenz and graduated with a degree in International Economics. During his studies, Oskar, being one of the best students, interned at multinational companies: BMW in Malaysia, GameGoods in Cologne, as well as at Boston Consulting Group. He spent several semesters as an exchange MBA student at the University of Hawaii (USA) and at the Financial Academy (Russia).
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FIRST
BUSINESS-STEPS

The first business that Oskar became the founder of was a sports nutrition online-store in Germany.

In 2010 the entrepreneur created Sapato, a company specializing in the online sales of new shoe collections. Then the first live-TV store in Russia was created - called Shopping Live, which quickly became the leader in sales among its competitors.

In 2012 Sapato was acquired by Ozon, and Oskar became a co-shareholder of Ozon.ru. At the same time Hartmann sold the main share of Shopping Live which allowed him to obtain capital to launch a number of his own enterprises: Teamo, Carprice, Relevant Media, HomeMarket, Aktivo, Vitaportal, AutoSpot, Iqcard, Hlebnoe mesto and several Internet companies.

INVESTMENTS

Oskar Harmann is a venture capitalist and business angel. He is a co-founder and partner of Fastline Ventures, Simile Ventures Partners, and LARIX funds. Hartmann has invested in many international companies: Auto1 Group, Casacanda (fab.com), Frontier Car Group, FashionAndYou, Sukar, Nanjacart, June Homes, Flaschenpost.de .

Oskar’s venture investment portfolio (including the Hartmann family holding Hartmann Holdings) includes more than seventy companies. Five of them have already reached a capitalization of more than $ 1 billion.

Oskar Hartmann is widely recognized as one of the most successful business angels in the world. At the Ernst&Young international competition "Entrepreneur of the Year 2015" in Russia Oskar received the nomination "Master of Investment". Hartmann acts as an ambassador and an active participant in several annual competitions for entrepreneurs: "Breakthrough of the Year", EY-Entrepreneur of the year.

In 2018, he entered the top 1000 richest residents of Germany. Today Oskar is a member of the board of directors of Alfa-Bank, the Airplane Group – one of the largest federal developers, as well as the Moscow Exchange, the largest Russian stock exchange holding. Investments for Oskar Hartmann are mostly a way to explore the world. His goal was to invest in ideas that transform the world and people for the better by creating new values.

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HOBBIES

Oskar is a versatile person, delving into all his hobbies. Since 2017 the entrepreneur has been running his YouTube channel, the total coverage of which exceeds thirty million viewers. Hartmann puts out professionally filmed fascinating videos along with a lot of practical tips and useful information for potential and current businessmen. At the same time in his videos, Oskar focuses on the most important philosophical question: "What makes a person's life full and happy?" Oskar is the author of a bestselling book called "Just do it! Do it easy!" with a circulation of more than 30,000 copies. This is a detailed guide for entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to learn how to manage their lives and achieve goals as successfully as possible. The author does not try to brag about his achievements and does not give a universal recipe for wealth, but helps the reader to build the right thinking that will effectively move towards the goal.

Oskar is also keen on sports: he is seriously engaged in indoor rowing, swimming, running, has performed parachute jumps numerous times. In 2019 one of the largest business forums "Synergy" took place in St. Petersburg, where right during the forum Hartmann broke the world record in 100-meter sprint rowing which previously belonged to Benjamin Smith. In 2021 Oskar started professional cycling. His mentor is the world champion in cycling, Honored Master of Sports Denis Dmitriev, and in 2022 the entrepreneur is already planning to go in for the title of candidate master of sports in cycling.

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ABOUT PEOPLE AND FOR PEOPLE

For the first ten years of his entrepreneurial activity, Oskar successfully managed all his projects, focusing on all the opportunities they could provide him with. After reaching a certain point, Hartman had the necessary amount of resources not only to provide for himself and his family. Remembering how the scholarship he received helped him back in the day, Oskar set himself the goal of helping others on their path towards their goals and aspirations. Letters full of gratitude and feedback from people who really benefited from Oskar's philosophy charge him with energy and incentive to further development. Everything Oskar Hartmann does is dedicated to the notion of life. He explores what is widely considered to create a full and happy life, and what hampers these processes and pulls a person down. Oskar is deeply convinced that the most important component of a successful and fulfilling life is Action. After all, it is Action that turns dreams into reality. "I am a man of action and man of construction. This is my main value, my habit, a muscle that I train every day." - says Oskar. All of Hartmann's initiatives, organisations and appeals are aimed at helping people get off the couch and finally start acting. The cherished goal of an entrepreneur is to inspire people by setting his own example, to guide them forward on the journey towards the life they dream of.
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OUTREACH AND COMMUNITIES

Oskar Hartmann is one of the most open and highly-demanded speakers in Russia. An entrepreneur personally demonstrates an active approach to business and life, as well as the benefits of positive thinking. Oskar devotes a significant part of his time to the development of entrepreneurship around the world. His initiatives are aimed at supporting and unveiling the potential of young talented people and successful entrepreneurs. More than twenty thousand people a year take part in programs and seminars created by Oskar.

Oskar not only creates, but also oversees many communities:

The Preaktum Leadership Program is an educational ecosystem that connects companies and young entrepreneurs. Interactive courses from leading experts of Russian and global companies are held on our own educational platform. Participants study marketing, sales, programming, business models and economics.

Equium is a business community that unites the most influential entrepreneurs - people who are not only able to build a multibillion-dollar company, but also support socially transformative activities that change the life of society for the better. As its main goal, this community sees a qualitative change in macroeconomic processes and the improvement of human well-being through the development of entrepreneurship and the popularization of positive role models.

In addition, Oskar Hartmann holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rybakov Foundation, a non-profit organization created to support Russian entrepreneurship, as well as social non-profit projects and education.

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MEDIA

For the first ten years of his entrepreneurial activity, Oskar successfully managed all his projects, focusing on all the opportunities they could provide him with. After reaching a certain point, Hartman had the necessary amount of resources not only to provide for himself and his family. Remembering how the scholarship he received helped him back in the day, Oskar set himself the goal of helping others on their path towards their goals and aspirations. Letters full of gratitude and feedback from people who really benefited from Oskar's philosophy charge him with energy and incentive to further development. Everything Oskar Hartmann does is dedicated to the notion of life. He explores what is widely considered to create a full and happy life, and what hampers these processes and pulls a person down. Oskar is deeply convinced that the most important component of a successful and fulfilling life is Action. After all, it is Action that turns dreams into reality. "I am a man of action and man of construction. This is my main value, my habit, a muscle that I train every day." - says Oskar. All of Hartmann's initiatives, organisations and appeals are aimed at helping people get off the couch and finally start acting. The cherished goal of an entrepreneur is to inspire people by setting his own example, to guide them forward on the journey towards the life they dream of.
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DECATHLON

In addition to the philosophy of Action, Oskar Hartmann defines "decathlon" as a derivative of the meaning of life — a principle that he invented for himself. Oskar is convinced that a person should not throw all his strength into just one area: business, career, sports or family. Then the other aspects of life will remain "overboard". A well-off person will be sick and lonely, and a successful athlete will be left without means of livelihood. Harmony in a person's life, according to Hartmann, appears when a person equally develops a set of directions. The entrepreneur is convinced that it is possible to be a truly active person, being in constant active movement towards his dreams, and at the same time be in balance and harmony with himself. Oskar shows by his example that with great diligence this is quite feasible. "If you can effectively dose all the components of your life – family, career, relationships, health and hobbies - you will get the most beautiful composition of your life," says Hartmann. Paying great attention not only to business, but also to sports, creativity, and family, the entrepreneur has identified for himself ten disciplines in which he tries to succeed:

  • A healthy, energetic, life-loving person
  • Husband
  • Father
  • Son, brother, part of his family
  • Friend and partner
  • Businessman
  • Investor
  • Philanthropist with a focus on entrepreneurship development
  • Athlete, sprinter, rower
  • A spiritual person with a hobby

In his book "Just Do it! Do It Easy!", on YouTube, Instagram and telegram channel, Oskar urges to follow his example. He tells how to develop this skill in yourself, and why it is of such great importance for achieving harmony and success not only in the life of entrepreneurs, but also of any person in general.

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BUSINESS

You are what you do.

The life strategy and business plan of entrepreneur Oskar Hartmann is to achieve everything through active actions, be faster than others and not be afraid to try new things all the time.

From the age of 11, when young Hartmann got his first job, until today, when his companies have reached a capitalization of five billion US dollars, Oskar was guided by the philosophy of action. An entrepreneur, according to Oskar Hartmann, is someone who can take an illusory idea and put it into practice.


Oskar has founded and is developing many companies:

Aktivo - Joint investment in real estate - low-risk rental business.

CarPrice is a modern service for fast car repurchase.

FactoryMarket is an international innovative project that combines practices from e-commerce and offline trading. It works according to the concept of integrated omnichannel sales.

Home Market is a chain of convenience stores at low prices. Currently there are 119 network divisions operating in Russia, mainly in Moscow and Moscow Oblast.

Klyutch is a network of offices and coworking spaces. Ready-made solutions for businesses of any scale.

Teamo is an online dating service for serious relationships. In "Teamo.ru" implemented a unique selection of psychologically compatible partners. Each user of the site undergoes psychological testing.

Relevant Media is an innovative online media company, a leader in the segment of professional content for users looking for the answers to simple questions online. Relevant Media helps readers solve everyday tasks, saves time and money, and answers hundreds of thousands of practical questions.

HomeMarket is a chain of convenience stores at low prices.

Vitaportal is a portal about health and medicine. In addition to news and articles, various services are hosted on the site: online diet, BMI calculator and others. All materials and articles presented on the portal are checked by specialists, doctors and experts.

AutoSpot is an online service for finding the best deals from dealers of new cars of all brands. The portal also has an online assessment of cars and an electronic record for service stations. Iqcard is the most affordable microlanding and local chatbots service for business.

Hlebnoe mesto is a chain of modern bakeries that offers its customers fresh bread and pastries made from natural ingredients, prepared exclusively according to traditional recipes.

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FAMILY

Oskar Hartmann has been happy for many years in his one and only marriage. He is married to Tatiana Hartmann, with whom the entrepreneur has three children: two sons and a daughter. Oskar met his future wife while still a student when he came to Moscow on an experience exchange program.

Tatiana is a loyal companion of Oskar in all spheres of life. In her statements, she is in deep solidarity with her husband and believes that the basic business and human qualities of a person are laid down in childhood. The Hartmanns attach great importance to the upbringing and education of children, so they decided not to send them to study abroad, so as not to destroy family ties and take an active part in their formation.

Applying his own "decathlon" principle, Oskar tries not to focus all attention on work activities in order to devote as much time as possible to his family.

"I am grateful to my wife Tatiana. Thanks to her I was able to remain human. She didn't let me turn into a business machine and helped me to reach peace in my self-consciousness» the entrepreneur admits.

Oskar and Tatiana travel a lot with their children and have already made more than a hundred trips around the world.

Hartmann is convinced that if parents want to give their children unconditional love, then they should try to be a positive example in everything: in relationships with the second half, in a friendly atmosphere at home, in a quality pastime with the family. The Hartmanns support the ideas and identities of their children, while not trying to make them the best copies of themselves.

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