We are a passionate team with strong expertise in equity and debt capital financing.

Berthold Baurek-Karlic
Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Managing Partner (CEO)
Berthold is founder and CEO of Venionaire. As venture capital expert, M&A deal-maker, serial entrepreneur and angel investor he is the driving force behind key operations and scaling business development of our company. Berthold studied Management Science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). Click here for more details.
Martin Steininger

Martin Steininger

Senior Partner
Martin has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector. As member of the executive board of the Mezzanin Finanzierungs AG he successfully structured and exited a vast number of investments. Martin holds a Master’s degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and an Executive MBA from IMADEC.
Alexander Rapatz, MBL
Alexander Rapatz

Alexander Rapatz

Partner
Alexander is specialized in Banking & Corporate Finance, M&A and Capital Markets. Over the past eight years he worked for top tier law-firms, as a consultant to the Austrian parliament and gained international experience while working for the Austrian Trade Commission. He holds a Master degree in law as well as one from the Executive Academy of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Aleksandar Vucicevic

Aleksandar Vucicevic

Senior Analyst
Aleksandar is specialized in finance and banking and holds an MBA in marketing and sales. He is responsible for the identification, screening, and evaluation of private companies. Furthermore, he helps our clients with deal structuring, financial engineering and assessment of deal value.
Fabian Greiler
Fabian Greiler

Fabian Greiler

Marketing & PR
Fabian supports us with his creative ideas and marketing solutions. He spreads the word about our events, startups and success stories. Previously Fabian worked as a Consultant for a PR agency. During his study of Communication Science he gathered journalistic knowledge working for several media houses. Fabian is a blogger and passionate about digital communication.
Johannes Meznik
Johannes Meznik

Johannes Meznik

Analyst
Johannes is in charge of accounting and office management. Additionally, he supports our Management Team with his analytic reports. Due to his former work experience at an investment firm he has a broad understanding of the European market. Johannes studies Management & Entrepreneurship at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication.
Lucas Arzberger

Lucas Arzberger

Analyst
Lucas is part of our analyst team. He supports us with market research and screenings as well as financial models and calculations. The passionate tennis player holds a B.A. in European Economy and Business Administration, and is currently enrolled in the masters program of Quantitative Asset and Risk Management at the University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna.
Laura Lennkh

Laura Lennkh

Investors Relations & Business Development
Laura grew up between Argentina, Spain, Mexico and Austria, completed a bachelors degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of York and holds a Master in International Banking and Finance. She managed the Program Atrévete a Emprender (Dare to Start-Up), a USAID initiative for young student entrepreneurs in Mexico City and previously worked for a German bank.
Michael Platzer

Michael Platzer

AI Expert
Michael is our top expert for machine learning and artificial intelligence. A mathematician and business guy by formal training and an entrepreneur by heart (being Co-Founder and CTO of Knallgrau), he went on to hold senior positions as a data scientist at Microsoft and Nokia. His track record in building smart data products at an enterprise level is a testimony to his ability to drive AI-powered innovations into new domains.
Florian Brody

Florian Brody

Associate Partner - Silicon Valley
Florian, an Austrian digital media pioneer, moved to the Silicon Valley to build a startup in the 1990s. He is a creative marketing executive and supports international startups to establish their presence in the US. He teaches at universities and works as executive coach. Together with Venionaire, he provides a powerful “landing zone” for Austrian companies in the Bay Area.
Christian Soschner
Christian Soschner, MBA

Christian Soschner, MBA

Associate Partner
Christian is a finance executive with broad experience in mergers & acquisitions, financing and communication. He worked over 25 years in Life Science Pharma Industry and IT, developing and improving business models. In the last 10 years he focused on funding and organizing life science companies and structuring deals within the pharmaceutical industry, where he participated in raising and managing fundings of 400 Million Euros in total.
Startup Mentor

Yali Saar

Startup Mentor - New York City
Yali is the CEO of Tailor Brands which allows you to design logos and branding with zero effort and minimal costs. The former creative head for the advertising agency network BBDO and Chief Creative Officer for RTB is our contact person in New York City, helping European startups to find local investors and strategic partners as well as to get connected within the NY startup scene.
Leo Fasbender

Leo Fasbender

Startup Mentor
Leo is a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder of ChatGrape, a smart enterprise team communication solution. He advises startups in our network with his comprehensive know-how, areas of expertise include early-stage funding and business development. Leo was born in Germany, spent his early childhood living in Moscow and later all around Europe before moving to Vienna.
CEO Assistant

Amy Ingram

24/7 AI CEO Assistant
Amy is an artificial intelligence personal assistant who schedules meetings for us. “Born” in New York City by the company x.ai, Amy is integrated among others into Microsoft Office365. Currently, she is learning 30 languages.

Advisory Board

Gerald Diglas

Valartis Asset Management, AUT

 

Rainer Parz

Nistelberger & Parz, AUT

 

Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier

CTI Invest, CH

Georg Wilhelm Kerschbaum

Serial Entrepreneur, AUT

 

Gerald Scheweder

Valartis Group, CH