Silicon Valley Bank’s venture banking launches in Germany

Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) is famous worldwide for its specialist banking services for the startup and venture industry. Having established a branch in London in 2012 which now employs 200 people, they have now opened a subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany which will service the emerging European tech industry with venture debt services and products. Unfortunately, bank accounts for startups or … 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

Europe’s largest Coworking Network opens Campus in Vienna

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

Clever Clover – Kick-Off NEO II

Last Friday, the beautiful Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam was the venue of choice for Clever Clover’s annual New Years event. The founders and managing partners of Clever Clover invited current portfolio und prospective startups, experts, and investors to share some news about the current portfolio of the firm (NEO I), thoughts on the last year, important learnings that have been … Read more

Hermann Hauser is Business Angel of the Year

Big ideas in front of high mountains: This year the Business Angel Day – organized by AplusB and the Austrian Wirtschaftsservice – took place in Obergurgl, Tyrol. One of the highlights was the nomination of Hermann Hauser as Business Angel of the year 2016. Hauser invested just a couple of weeks ago in the crowd investing platform CONDA. Alone this … Read more

Sales Software Frux wins CA Technologies Startup Challenge

What are promising Austrian startups in the field of software development and IT-systems? The Austrian branch of CA Technologies, one of the largest independent software corporations in the world, wanted to find out and launched the CA Technologies Startup Challenge in partnership with the City of Vienna and the initiative DigitalCity.Wien. Proud winner of the challenge is Patrick Kirchmayr (picture above … Read more

IXOLIT invests in German FinTech

Our friends from IXOLIT are extending their payment solutions portfolio by investing a six digit number in the German startup SEPAexpress. Ixolit also supports the startup by integrating their payment solution into their own payment gateway IXOPAY. Among others, the Austrian Fintech experts Bernd Egger and Michael Müller (mPAY24 and co-founder of paysafecard) as well as Michael Rudhart, CEO of Windata, are … Read more

Discount for Valuation Training with Aswath Damodaran

Prof. Aswath Damodaran is THE worldwide leading expert when it comes to investment valuation. Now you can learn from the man himself how to value any kind of firm in any market! Our partner – the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances – invited him to Vienna for the 1st and 2nd December. We are able to offer you a … Read more

Courseticket receives funding of 500k

Venture Capital for the education marketplace Courseticket.com! The Viennese Startup closed a second round of investment of 500.000 Euros. Business Angels are amongst others Peter Lehner, CEO of OnTec Software Solutions and TV host Christian Clerici. The Deal was structured and executed by Venionaire Capital. Courseticket is the leading marketplace for education in Austria, with more than 15.000 courses! One of the founders is our … 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 courseticket.com, 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