Invest Europe: Key findings 2017

Invest Europe published its annual report on investment and fundraising for the European private equity and venture capital industry. The report covers activity on over 1,250 firms, directly verified by fund managers using the European Data Cooperative (EDC). The EDC holds data from over 3,000 European private equity firms on 8,000 funds, 64,000 portfolio companies and 250,000 transactions since … Read more

Launch of a new Startup Academy

The Austrian startup media outlet derBrutkasten.com launched a new marketplace academy.derBrutkasten.com, which delivers workshops and training especially for founders and related players in the ecosystem. DerBrutkasten developed the academy in close partnership with Austria’s leading education platform and edu-tech marketplace-as-a-service Nilus.tech, powered by courseticket.com – a company that was founded by Alexander Schmid (CEO of courseticket), Markus Kainz (now … Read more

6 Trends in LegalTech

The new generation of lawyers has high expectations about what technology can do for them. With life cycles of innovation getting constantly shorter, we are surrounded by new disruptive technologies and this is not different in the legal world.  According to research from Thomson Reuters Legal, 579 “lawtech” patents were filed worldwide in 2016, up from just 99 in 2012. … Read more

The Austrian Startup Ecosystem – Strong as Ever!

Note: You can read this article in German at DerBrutkasten.com.

 

For a long time, thinking about self-employment and entrepreneurship wasn’t a priority in Austria with high entry barriers (investments). Luckily, times have changed. Digitization has dramatically lowered these barriers. Today, anyone can come up with a good idea at the kitchen table and use it on their laptop, and … Read more

What Companies (and Start-ups) should know about WiEReG

On the 15th of January 2018, the Austrian law on Economic Ownership Register (wirtschaftliche Eigentümer Registergesetz – WiEReG) enters into force. The purpose of this register is to make ultimate beneficial owners transparent and verifiable and preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. The European Union ascertained a need to identify any natural person who exercises control over a … Read more

Founders at Forum Alpbach

This week, Berthold Baurek-Karlic and Fabian Greiler attended for Venionaire the European Forum Alpbach. It is a great opportunity to meet top managers and politicians as well as founders and entrepreneurs in the Tyrolean Alps.

Among others Daniel Horak (CONDA), Markus Raunig and Daniel Cronin (AustrianStartups), Maggie Childs (Metropole), Lisa-Marie Fassl (AAIA), Christoph Richter (Intellyo), Mic Hirschbrich (Updatemi), Bernhard Hauser (oratio), … Read more

Top 20 European Accelerators of 2017

Our newest research discovers performance and quality of the best European Accelerators. We provide you with an overview as well as a ranking of the top 20 European accelerators. Our research team developed a scoring model to evaluate accelerators. However, it is quite tricky to distinguish between general early-stage funds, incubators, and accelerators, as the “naming” is not standardized yet.

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Growth Hacking: Venionaire cooperates with Hackabu

Building and scaling up a customer base as quickly as possible is vital for every startup. We are proud to announce our new partnership with Hackabu, offering access to excellent services and a high-class pool of international experts in the field of growth hacking at special terms and conditions.

Hackabu is a team of growth hackers with a focus … Read more

Pioneers Festival: New VC Fund, New Fintech Accelerator, New Startup Investments

What a week for the Austrian Startup Ecosystem! In the light of the Pioneers Festival, capital300 announced to start the fundraising for a new venture capital fund with the goal to build the first Austrian unicorn. Raiffeisen Bank International announced its new Fintech Accelerator Program, called Elevator Lab, while the two Austrian Startups Timeular and Yodel.io closed significant financing … Read more

Verbund and OMV join forces for E-Mobility Infrastructure

Austrias leading charging network and charge-point-operator, a former joint venture of Siemens Austria and Verbund AG, welcomes a new strong partner: OMV. The international oil and gas company joins forces with the previous shareholders to enable further growth of e-mobility in Austria by providing necessary infrastructure and related services. OMV takes over a significant stake (40%) in SMATRICS. Austria has established … Read more


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