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

A glimpse on the Iranian startup ecosystem

When we talk in Austria about innovation and startups, we almost always reference to Silicon Valley, London or Berlin. However, the startup ecoystem is gathering speed in other parts of the world as well. Take Iran as an example. The oil rich country is still struggling with economic growth, but on the plus side Iran has a highly educated and young population, hungry for success … Read more

Western und Eastern VCs gathering in Vienna

„Banks and insurance companies will die a death of thousand cuts”, said Martin Hauge in his keynote at the first Up Venture Conference in Vienna.  The Creandum board member and new partner at Fluent Digital Capital (Fund of Fund under establishment) was referring to the raise of fintech companies and how they are changing the financial industries.

Game changing ventures … Read more

Venionaire promotes Young Talents as Partners

Alexander Rapatz (29) and Sasan Haji Hashemi (23) – on the picture above from left – are new Partners of Venionaire Capital. The two new partners contributed greatly to help Venionaire shape its name within the Austrian Venture Capital scene. Sasan joined the company during its early growth phase. His trajectory within Venionaire is a true success story, going from Intern, … Read more

Digital Revolution, Growth and Regulatory Frameworks – A review of the Economic Symposium at Forum Alpbach 2015

This week, Berthold Baurek-Karlic, Alexander Rapatz and our Junior Analyst Lukas Arzberger attended the European Forum Alpach and took part in the Economic Symposium. One of this year’s hottest topics was the digital revolution.

The topics of merging industries, creating new business models and promoting a closer collaboration between startups and big corporates were intensively discussed at a side event with … Read more

Austria: The Nation of Hidden Champions

Picture from left: Christoph Hechenblaikner CrossCloud, Jane Davies International Association of Science Parks, Thomas Bluth tiramizoo and Venionaire Investment Manager Alexander Rapatz.


Last Tuesday Venionaire was invited to the 6thFounders Evening of Science Park Graz, which took place in the historic auditorium of the main building of University of Graz and encouraged around 120 … Read more