Learn more about us and the team behind Venionaire.

Venionaire is specialized in (Corporate) Venture Capital, Corporate Startup Engagement (CSE), Digital Transformation and High-Tech Innovation. We are a trusted partner for Scouting, Screening, Technology, Market and Competitive Analysis, Valuation, as well as Management of related transactions and portfolios with a high-tech footprint.

If you like what we are doing please join the European Super Angels Club community on LinkedIn, an angel club we founded together with partners from KPMG.



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Sara Alaee

Sara Alaee

Legal Transaction Manager
Sara is specialized in M&A, corporate law, finance and holds an LL.M. in European and International Business Law from the University of Vienna. She structures and reviews contracts as well as managing legal processes and investment transactions. Moreover, she evaluates contract documents and the legal foundation of new business opportunities.
Berthold Baurek-Karlic
Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Managing Partner
Berthold is founder and CEO of Venionaire. As venture capital expert, M&A deal-maker, serial entrepreneur and angel investor he is the driving force behind key operations and scaling business development of our company. Berthold studied Management Science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Click here for more details.

Igor Beslin

Quantitative Analyst
Igor holds a Master´s degree in banking and finance from Lauder Business School in Vienna. As an Analyst, he is responsible for identification, screening, and evaluation of startups. Furthermore, Igor specializes in financial modelling; he supports our clients with deal structuring, financial engineering and valuations.

Bernhard A. Fichtenthal

Executive Director
Bernhard is an investment banking / M&A / corporate finance – expert. Over the past decade he successfully advised numerous transactions in different industry sectors incl. energy, financial services, infrastructure, communications and real estate. Bernhard holds a Master’s degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU).
Cathrin Müllner

Cathrin Müllner

Office Manager
Cathrin is in charge of accounting and office management. Additionally, she supports our Management with analytic reports. Due to her former work experience at a financial advisory in Munich, she has a broad understanding of the European market. Cathrin has a Master of Science degree in International Hospitality Management from the Sheffield Hallam University.
Achim Jenner

Achim Jenner

Business Development
Achim is an experienced entrepreneur and investor. Most recently, he initiated an accelerator programme in Zurich together with PwC Switzerland. As a venture builder he is a sought-after sparring partner in the areas of marketing, sales and business development. As an advisor he supports family offices in start-up financing.
Tech Expert and Startup Mentor

Thomas Kolbabek

Tech Expert and Startup mentor
Thomas is a senior advisor, mentor, business angel and lecturer. He joined Greentube as an early employee and shareholder and has worked in various roles ranging from Software Developer to Managing Director and CTO before and after the acquisition by Novomatic in 2010. Lecturer on scaling technology companies and e-Sports / in-game advertising.
Alexander Rapatz, MBL
Alexander Rapatz

Alexander Rapatz

Associate Partner - Berlin and Luxembourg
Alexander is co-founder and managing partner of Black Manta Capital Partners based in Luxembourg and Berlin. The financial service company focuses on the tokenisation of asset-backed securities. As former equity partner of Venionaire, he is a trusted partner for blockchain-based security tokenisation of startups, SMEs, real-estate, commodities, and funds.
Katherina Skripnik

Katherina Skripnik

Partnerships & Investor Relations Manager
Katherina is responsible for negotiating, creating and maintaining business partnerships and also all memberships within European Super Angels Club. Before joining Venionaire, she studied International Economic Relations and has been part of the startup ecosystem in various countries. Most recently she was the lead Business Developer and Project Manager within an Austrian startup and has also gathered a vast volunteering experience at AIESEC and TEDx.
Martin Steininger

Martin Steininger

Senior Partner
Martin has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector. As member of the executive board of the Mezzanin Finanzierungs AG he successfully structured and exited a vast number of investments. Martin holds a Master’s degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and an Executive MBA from IMADEC. Click here for more details.
Werner Aschenbrenner

Werner Aschenbrenner

Startup Mentor - E-Commerce
Werner is a serial entrepreneur and managing partner of Lorem Ipsum web.solutions, based in Graz. He is an expert for strategic project development and an experienced consultant and trainer. Werner studied business administration with a focus on IT and is marketing lector at the Ferdinand Porsche University of Applied Science. He helps our companies to boost their online sales.

Jean Du Boisdulier

Startup Mentor / ESAC Representative France

Jean is a 29 years old french entrepreneur, who has successfully launched and sold two businesses in the real estate industry. He has also been involved in raising up to 250 M€ over the last 4 years, on the French, UK and US markets, for 34 companies, mainly in the fintech, smart mobility and proptech industries. Always looking for new challenges, he also advices startups’ CEOs in France on their marketing and sales strategies.

Tamir Israely

Tamir Israely

Startup Mentor for Growth Hacking
Tamir’s mission is to support businesses and people to reach their full growth potential in a sustainable way. He has a passion for building and growing organizations as well as teaching and learning. He is founder of Inbassador, a smart referral software. Previously, he worked as CEO and co-founded the growth hacking agency Hackabu, which was acquired by MyWorld Group.
Startup Mentor

Christoph Kovacic

Startup Mentor
Christoph is managing partner of the companies INKOL, WISP-Komponenten, and CEO of the startup “Styrian-Drop”. INKOL deals with the implementation of innovations – from prototype to series production. He is a board member of Junge Wirtschaft Österreich and supports founders and young entrepreneurs in corporate management and strategy development.
Matt Kuppers

Matt Kuppers

Startup Mentor
Matt Kuppers is the founder and CEO of Startup Manufactory, a London-based consultancy, with a focus on start-up consulting, capacity building, and economic development. After joining the start-up industry in 2008, he worked in venture capital, co-founded businesses, provided start-up consulting, spoke publicly, and advised governmental organizations.
Startup Mentor

Christoph Richter

Startup-Mentor
Christoph is a technology evangelist and software developer with 10+ experience. He helped building derStandard.at, the first german-speaking newspaper on the internet, was a technical lead at bwin and is deeply involved in the in pioneering Austrian web companies. He is Mentor at the WU Vienna Entrepreneurship Academy and at the incubator INiTS.
Startup Mentor

Yali Saar

Startup Mentor - New York City
Yali is CEO of Tailor Brands which allows you to design logos and branding with zero effort and minimal costs. The former creative head for the advertising agency network BBDO and Chief Creative Officer for RTB is our contact person in New York City, helping startups to find local investors, strategic partners and get connected within the NY startup scene.

Advisory Board

Rainer Parz

Nistelberger & Parz, AUT

 

Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier

Startup INVEST, CH

Georg Wilhelm Kerschbaum

Serial Entrepreneur, AUT

 

Gerald Scheweder

Valartis Group, CH

Gerald Diglas

Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Österreich) AG, AUT

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