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.

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 (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.

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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aleksandar Vucicevic

Aleksandar Vucicevic

Senior Analyst
Aleksandar is specialized in finance and banking and holds an MBA in Marketing & Sales at the Vienna University of Economics. He is responsible for the identification, screening, and evaluation of startups. Furthermore, supports our clients with deal structuring, financial engineering and valuations. Previously, he worked in the banking and pharma industry.
Werner Aschenbrenner

Werner Aschenbrenner

Startup Mentor - E-Commerce
Werner is 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.
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.
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 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 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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