Corporate Startup Engagement (CSE) is certainly a trend in 2017. We found out that more than half of all corporates in the Austrian Traded Index (ATX) are already collaborating in some form with startups (see Venionaire Survey on Corporate Startup Engagement, 2017). We see many new startup challenges emerging in all kinds of industries, calling for promising ideas, services … Read more
About 100 guests, investors, entrepreneurs, wealthy individuals and managers of leading companies and industry met at the Semper Constantia Privatbank for the kickoff event of the European Super Angels Club (ESAC) in Vienna. The aim of the club – initiated by partners of KPMG and Venionaire Capital – is the promotion of the European startup and investor landscape. It is … Read more
After 2015 has brought us plenty in terms of innovation and investing activity within the area of financial technology, the developments in the year behind us did not pick up such a fast pace. In 2015, we have witnessed the strong emergence of innovative financial services delivered through a blend of various channels, combining various platforms and technological tools. Besides, … Read more
Venionaire Capital asked in the Austrian Trade Index (ATX) listed companies about their corporate startup engagement with surprising results: Every second company already works with startups and about two-thirds of the companies regularly participate in innovation and startup challenges in order to find new business ideas. Corporates identified Artificial Intelligence (AI) as particularly important.
Collaboration between corporates … Read more
The Pioneers Festival attracts over 2500 attendees, selected startups and investors to Vienna’s Hofburg every year. Now, Pioneers has started a series of smaller events around Europe with a focus on selected topics. Venionaire recently attended the Fintech.Pioneers event in Berlin 16-17th February 2017. Fintech.Pioneers started in a relaxing ambiance on Thursday in a former brewery and soon to … Read more
picture from left: Jürgen Lederer (KPMG), Berthold Baurek-Karlic (Venionaire), Michael Petritz (KPMG), Christoph Drescher (Dealmatrix), Fabian Greiler (Venionaire)
Last Thursday, the 0100 Conferences took place at the Hilton Hotel in Vienna. The goal of the Conference is to bring Western and Eastern Investors together. The event originally launched last year under the name of Up Venture Conference“. 0100Ventures – … Read more
A number of European startup hubs have emerged and we felt it was time to establish a pan-European co-investment scheme to unite investment capabilities and leverage Europe’s top talents. KPMG Austria and Venionaire joined forces to implement this goal and provide a platform for (U)HNWI, family offices, foundations and corporate investors, to follow Europe’s leading venture capital funds as co-investors … Read more
We have supported numerous startups during the last years and have spent hundreds of hours in pitch trainings with them. Startups need to practice, the type and kind of questions which investors will ask and they truly differ depending on the type of investor (Business Angel, Seed Fund, Venture Fund). The toughest part of a startup pitch is the design … Read more
Switzerland definitely has more to show than cheese and the famous World Economic Forum in Davos – there are extremely successful world market leaders, some of the best universities and of course some pretty awesome start-ups. It was about time to come back and meet some old and some new friends in good old Zürich.
We met a lot of … Read more
The Talent Garden A1 Telekom Austria campus will be a physical platform for digital, tech and creative professionals to work, learn and connect. A reference point for the Austrian innovation ecosystem promoted by Talent Garden, Europe’s largest coworking network, with the strong support of the most important players of the industry and local institutions: A1 Telekom Austria, Raiffeisen Zentralbank and … Read more