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, to Analyst, Senior Analyst and now Partner. Sasan’s quick analytical thinking combined with his intrinsic social skills made him evolve very fast within the company. Furthermore, he was one of the initiators of Venionaire’s incubation project dealscreening.com. He studies Financial Mathematics at the Vienna University of Technology.
From Forum Alpach to Venionaire
Another key role at Venionaire is held by our legal expert Alexander Rapatz. Alexander first met our CEO Berthold Baurek-Karlic at the 2014 Forum Alpbach edition. He soon was convinced by the idea to establish a new Venture Capital fund for companies currently in their growth phase. Alex took the lead over establishing the necessary legal infrastructure for the Venionaire Investment Fund. The 29-year-old Carinthian was formerly employed by law firms Binder Grösswang and Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati (CHSH), in the fields of banking and corporate finance. He has also gained international experience while working at New York law firm Alston & Bird LLP. Alex graduated with a MBL from the Executive Academy Vienna University of Economics.
Recruiting the best
These nominations are an important and logical step for Venionaire Capital Managing Partners Berthold Baurek-Karlic and Martin Steininger: „One of the most crucial success factors for a startup is its ability to attract and retain top talents. If we wish to work with startups, we need the best of the best on our side. Working at Venionaire requires a lot of autonomy, creativity and brainpower, but we also know how to reward outstanding performance. Our top talents get responsibilities early on. If you’ve got what it takes to handle it right, you will also be part of the growing success of Venionaire.“