ChatGrape now in Public Beta

Tuesday was a big day for our portfolio company ChatGrape. They announced the Public Beta for their smart communication solution, which means everyone can now use the service! You can read more about it in this great TechCrunch feature.

ChatGrape got even more sophisticated over the time. Just a short recap of what’s going on:

ChatGrape’s Open Beta includes: Read more

ChatGrape startet mit Rollout

Startschuss für die weltweite Vermarktung des Messaging-Systems ChatGrape: Ab heute ist die Software für alle User frei verfügbar. Zugleich veröffentlicht das Wiener Startup mit “IndexAPI” eine technisch neue Programmierschnittstelle, die eine intelligentere Integration externer Services und Daten erlaubt.


Wien, am 21.04.2015. Die cloudbasierte Kommunikationslösung ChatGrape ermöglicht eine effizientere Kommunikation im Unternehmen. Rund 11.000 User und 1.800 Unternehmen testeten das … Read more

Switzerland calling! START Summit in St. Gallen

Switzerland is the home of several world market leaders and excellent universities which makes it the perfect country to start a venture. On 17th and 18th April, startups as well as investors will meet at the START Summit, organized by students from the University of St. Gallen. The main objective of this event is to motivate and support young … Read more

Martin Steininger ist neuer Partner bei Venionaire

Mit dem Private Equity Experten Martin Steininger wechselt der ehemalige Vorstand der Mezzanin Finanzierungs AG (vormalige Mehrheitsbeteiligung der UniCredit Bank Austria) zum Beratungs- und Beteiligungsunternehmen Venionaire. Als Managing Partner ist der Wiener eine wichtige Stütze im Fundraising des entstehenden Venture Capital Fonds und verantwortet maßgeblich dessen Strukturierung. Im Tagesgeschäft bringt er zudem seine langjährige Erfahrung mit technologieorientierten Finanzierungsgeschäften sowie in Read more

Courseticket goes Tel Aviv

For startups in e-commerce it is essential to think, work and connect with people globally. Alexander Schmid (on the picture at the foreground) and Markus Kainz, founders of the education platform, are showing how it is done: After winning the first Pitching Days in London, they have been selected as one of nine Austrian startups for the next … Read more

Venionaire meets Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner

Today our Managing Partner Berthold Baurek-Karlic and our Investment Manager Alexander Rapatz visited the management club. Mr. Reinhold Mitterlehner, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy talked with Airport Vienna chairman Mr. Günther Ofner und Mr. Anton Ofner, owner of MBB BioLab GmbH and member of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, about the economic … Read more

CONDA expands to Germany and Switzerland

Great news from our partner! Yesterday CONDA launched its newly improved crowdinvesting platform, where from now on, investors will find projects from Austria as well as Germany and Switzerland. Beside of the new and modern design, there are quite a few advantages for investors such as the improved transparency and comparablility of the projects or the possibility to … Read more

Martin Steininger – Senior Partner

We are very happy to announce that Martin Steininger, MBA joined Venionaire Capital as a Senior Partner and Venionaire Investment as a Managing Partner in January 2015. With more than 15 years of professional experience in SME and high-tech related investments, the former Board Member of Mezzanin Finanzierungs AG is going to take leads in complex restructurings, later-stage transaction … Read more

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Berthold Baurek-Karlic is founder and CEO of Venionaire. This blog post consists of a

  • short description of his career in English
  • his CV in German and English
  • media reports
  • and pictures of Berthold Baurek-Karlic.



Berthold Baurek-Karlic is a venture capital expert, serial entrepreneur, and business angel. Over the last decade, he structured and accompanied various transactions for leading … Read more

The world is changing! Disruptive technology is popping out of garages and aiming to shake industries every day. Innovative first-timers are challenged with copy-cats around the globe. Almost every week there are news about companies being bought by leading market players for unbelievable valuations and you did not even know them?

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