Niko Kipouros

Founder 4ARTechnologies, Zug, Switzerland

"Join me alongside my fellow Art Identification Standard (AIS) members which includes Arteia, MoCDA, Articheck, Artory and Vastari on June 15th, 2020 at 1400 UTC on Art + FinTech 2.0 webcast series as we uncover how AIS can help digital integration and establish greater data trust for the art market."

4ARTechnologies is solving the art world's greatest problems by combining patented Augmented-Authentication Technology and the Blockchain

With a long track record as an entrepreneur and investor whose portfolio spans more than 50 companies, Niko Kipouros combines excellent business sense with a deep understanding of the art industry and its complexities. Kipouros studied Economics at Universities in Düsseldorf and Athens. He started his professional career as investment banker with Merrill Lynch in 1985 in London, and later he joined Prudential Bache in Düsseldorf.  In 1995 he founded Omega Capital Group. Based on these experiences, Niko established himself in the last 20 years as a successful art broker and collector in Switzerland. As an enthusiast for technology and the digital world, Niko saw the potentials of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in the art world and he wholeheartedly supports the digital revolution. This led to establishing of 4ARTechnologies, a company whose aim is to put an end to art fraud, but also to offer added value to all the players involved in the art world.

He founded the company in 2016 together with his long-lasting partner Rolf Maier, one of the biggest German art insurance brokers. The company is based in the "Crypto Valley" in Zug, Switzerland.