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.

Berthold Baurek-Karlic
Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Managing Partner (CEO)
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.
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.
Alexander Rapatz, MBL
Alexander Rapatz

Alexander Rapatz

Partner
Alexander is specialized in Banking & Corporate Finance, M&A and Capital Markets. Over the past eight years he worked for top-tier law firms, as a consultant to the Austrian parliament and gained international experience while working for the Austrian Trade Commission. He holds a Master degree in law as well as one from the Executive Academy of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Fabian Greiler
Fabian Greiler

Fabian Greiler

Junior Partner
Fabian is in charge of communications. He spreads the word about our events, startups and success stories. Previously, he worked as a Consultant at a PR agency. During his study of Communication Science, he gathered journalistic knowledge working for several media houses. Fabian is a blogger and passionate about online marketing.
Aleksandar Vucicevic

Aleksandar Vucicevic

Senior Analyst
Aleksandar is specialized in finance and banking and holds an MBA in marketing and sales. He is responsible for the identification, screening, and evaluation of private companies. Furthermore, he helps our clients with deal structuring, financial engineering and assessment of deal value.
Johannes Meznik
Johannes Meznik

Johannes Meznik

Analyst
Johannes is in charge of accounting and office management. Additionally, he supports our Management Team with his analytic reports. Due to his former work experience at an investment firm he has a broad understanding of the European market. Johannes studies Management & Entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication.
Maria Perarnau-Bayo

Maria Perarnau-Bayo

Legal
Maria is part of our legal team. She gained international experience during her legal studies in Spain and Germany and her work at leading law firms. Maria is currently an LL.M. candidate in European and International Business Law and is set to complete a business valuation course at the London School of Economics. She is fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, French and German.
Eleni Lampropoulou

Eleni Lampropoulou

Investor Relations
Combining a technical background with a turning point in management, Eleni’s calling is to investigate, recognize and bring in structured and articulated communications. She enhances the expansion of our network ensuring great investment opportunities.
Associate Partner - Business Development & Growth Mentor

Chris Houghtaling

Associate Partner - Business Development & Growth Mentor
Chris is a business development and commercialization expert and lecturer at three universities. He is the founder of VisioneersPartner; and a member of the following organizations: Advisory Board for the EURUS Forum; Steering Committee for the European Super Angles Club, and on the Entrepreneur Committee – International Alumni Board of the University of Vienna Economics and Business.
Leo Fasbender

Leo Fasbender

Startup Mentor
Leo is a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of ChatGrape, a smart enterprise team communication solution. He advises startups in our network with his comprehensive know-how, areas of expertise include early-stage funding and business development. Leo was born in Germany, spent his early childhood living in Moscow and later all around Europe before moving to Vienna.
Startup Mentor

Yali Saar

Startup Mentor - New York City
Yali is the 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 European startups to find local investors and strategic partners as well as to get connected within the NY startup scene.
Tamir Israely

Tamir Israely

Startup Mentor for Growth Hacking
Tamir is the CEO& Co-founder of a Vienna Based Growth Hacking company. He is an avid marketer who specialized in Growth Hacking Strategies and startup ecosystems. In addition, he mentors and lectures to young founders.
Startup Mentor

Christoph Richter

Startup-Mentor
Christoph is an Entrepreneur, 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, at the incubator INiTS and also involved in Austrian governmental research groups.
Florian Brody

Florian Brody

Associate Partner - Silicon Valley
Florian, an Austrian digital media pioneer, moved to the Silicon Valley to build a startup in the 1990s. He is a creative marketing executive and supports international startups to establish their presence in the US. He teaches at universities and works as executive coach. Together with Venionaire, he provides a powerful “landing zone” for Austrian companies in the Bay Area.
CEO Assistant

Amy Ingram

24/7 AI CEO Assistant
Amy is an artificial intelligence personal assistant who schedules meetings for us. “Born” in New York City by the company x.ai, Amy is integrated among others into Microsoft Office365. Currently, she is learning 30 languages.

Advisory Board

Gerald Diglas

Semper Constantia Privatbank, AUT

 

Rainer Parz

Nistelberger & Parz, AUT

 

Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier

CTI Invest, CH

Georg Wilhelm Kerschbaum

Serial Entrepreneur, AUT

 

Gerald Scheweder

Valartis Group, CH

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