Driin wakes up businesses

Driin is an investment company that was formed with the aim to help entrepreneurs grow their companies into great technology-driven businesses.


Currently driin does not make any further investments neither partners with more companies as the fund is closed.

Driin's mission is to wake up the full potential of businesses by providing strategy, business development, advice, marketing synergies and access to funding.


Driin aims to be the first investor in the company and mainly invest time (alongside the entrepreneur) to make recruitment, sales, marketing and business development more effective.



Delivers items that were left behind at hotels, back to their owners.

BnB multi-channel syncing tool.

Driin has exited from the following companies: is Greece's largest price comparison engine.

The no1 yacht charter marketplace.

Marketplace for face to face courses.

Aims to become your Digital Archive Company.

Professional feedback made easy.

Aggregates the Gift Buying Process.

Owner of Bags Freepress for Greek supermarket shoppers.

Lead generation for the event industry in the USA.

The largest digital media network in SE Europe.

The largest Greek casual gaming website.

SPOC is an award winning full service design studio serving agencies in web projects.

MobileMedia is a pioneer mobile marketing company serving third parties and agencies for operator projects.


George Saliaris-Fasseas founded driin in January 2010 and acts as the managing partner.

George is currently the founder of the Greek Grape Company.


Before setting up GGC, he was the President of IPG Mediabrands  in South Western Europe. George was responsible for the media investment companies of Interpublic (UM, Initiative, Reprise Media, PromoQube) in Austria, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland and Turkey where he set up teams and expanded digital services and along his teams grew all markets and won numerous awards.


Prior to that he was the Executive Director at Ogilvy & Mather Greece, the largest and most awarded communication group in the country. During his tenure, apart from gaining 187 awards (including 3 Cannes Lions), the group won new business and managed to grow in employees and keep its clients very happy through creativity and efficiency.


Prior to founding driin, George was the country manager for Google in Greece where he set up the Athens office. Apart from boosting Google's Greek revenues and number of advertisers, George recruited the team. assisted in acquiring more than 100 AdSense partners, signed up a reseller to acquire the long-tail, wrote a book on AdWords to help educate the market and entered the Guinness book of Records among 1672 Googlers in Rhodes where they danced... Syrtaki!


Prior to that, he was Managing Director of OgilvyOne worldwide Athens: the country's largest digital and most rewarded marketing agency. OgilvyOne Athens handled the web campaigns of more than 50 blue chip brands and in 2007 won 24 Ermis Awards (including Grand & Innovation Awards), a New York Festival Award for Vodafone Live Feeds while being the only 4 star country in the global Ogilvy network. Until 2005 he was the founder and Managing Partner of yellownetroad (the leading greek interactive marketing agency which later was merged with OgilvyOne) focusing on serving clients in using technology to build relationships between themselves and their customers. Yellownetroad run successful e-relationsip programs for many clients like Athenian Brewery (Amstel, Heineken), 20th Century Fox, Allianz, JWT, Germanos, Goodys, Lufthansa, Siemens, Toyota, Yahoo & Wunderman.


Before that he was involved in the international fresh produce business serving supermarkets, working as a Marketing and Procurement Manager for Richard Hochfeld (UK).


George holds a BSc in Management Sciences from Warwick University and an MSc (with distinction) in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics. He has followed executive education courses on Finance (ALBA) and Negotiations (Harvard).


In the past, he had been a keen athlete and a Greek national karate team member. He is fluent in Greek, English, French and speaks Italian.


If you are interested in working for a company in our portfolio, please submit your cvs to jobs [@] driin [dot] eu


Driin will not partner with any more companies as the fund has closed.

Driin' strategy was aiming to partner with companies which:

  • have laser-focus in the business
  • are run by people we respect and like on a personal level
  • drive their company like a taxi (incur expenses only when the increase revenue
  • have solutions to solve the issues that disrupt their customers' sleep at night
  • bring a business model in South East Europe that has been profitable somewhere else
  • are flexible enough to cope with the fast changes of our times

In creating your business plan, we advise you to look into and also put together a small presentation with the following structure:

  • Company Purpose - Define the company/business in a SINGLE declarative sentence
  • Problem & Solution - Describe the problem and the solution you offer. Show how your customer deals with it today and how you are going to do it better
  • Market Size - Who is your customer and what is the market potential?
  • Competition - Who are you going to compete with (when you launch and in the future)?
  • Product/Service - Describe your Product/Service and its main features (a demo or Work in Progress Live Version is highly appreciated) and what intellectual property you have on it
  • Business Model Revenues, Costs, Customers (existing and in pipeline), Sales & distribution model, Marketing Plan

Also include:

  • Team Bios of whoever is involved
  • Financial P&L, Cash-flow & Balance Sheet


At Driin we take the issue of privacy extremely seriously.

We do not collect any personal information when you visit our site.

We appreciate that if you submit to us any information (e.g. cv, business plan) you trust us to keep it within driin (and the companies we partner with - only if we believe that we will benefit you) and treat it responsibly.


Obviously, we will never sell any information we collect to third parties.



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