Venionaire Investment is a majority owned subsidiary of Venionaire Capital and specialized in setting up and managing venture funds for third parties. The company is registered as a European Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) with a license for transnational management of EuVECA funds.


The European Super Angels Club (ESAC) offers its members access to international co-investments of European startups and an active fund management for the syndicated Super Angels Investments. At the heart of the ESAC are the recurring roadshows, in which five selected startups are presented at several European hubs. As a special incentive, the club’s board of directors invites selected startups to “satellite events” which take place in international hubs such as Hongkong or New York City. | Apply for Investment

motec ventures is the growth fund for leading medium-sized companies: a smart mobility venture platform at the interface between SMEs and start-ups. The focus is on scaling early-stage start-ups in close cooperation with players from the automotive industry. The joint venture was founded by the German automotive management consultancy e&Co. AG and the Austrian venture capital experts of Venionaire Capital.

motec ventures is managed from Vienna, Berlin and Munich and supported by an international network with offices in the USA, China and South Korea. Scale your business and explore growth options together. | Apply for Investment

The venture capital firm Clever Clover invests with the “NEO I” fund in early stage businesses, which bring unique offerings to sectors such as travel, leisure, manufacturing, retail, and food. Managing Partner of the Amsterdam-based fund is Heinrich Prokop (also investor at the Austrian TV-show “2 Minuten 2 Millionen“) and Marloes Voermans.  After successfully building a portfolio with “NEO I”, Clever Clover is now raising funds for their second term fund “NEO II”. | Apply for Investment

NEXT.Amsterdam is one of Europe’s top accelerators, headquartered in Amsterdam and an exclusive ambassador for the European Super Angels Club in the Netherlands. They are hands-on entrepreneurs offering tailor-made programs (24 months) and investments for founders. NEXT.Amsterdam is dedicated helping founders to find a business model that works. They are looking for software-driven startups that solve real problems and are iterating towards a healthy revenue models. We love to work with them as local partners for the alpine region, as we understand how NEXT.Amsterdam embraces experimentation and builds companies of tomorrow from a pre-seed / seed stage forward.

OXO Labs is one of the most experienced accelerators in Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and an exclusive ambassador for the European Super Angels Club in this area. Its team covers great expertise from technology, product development, business strategy, financial planning, sales, marketing and communication, and of course CEE markets. OXO Labs runs its programs both in the area of facilitating and mentoring early stage tech projects in line with lean-startup (strategy) principles and by supporting and funding such projects to boost growth. OXO Labs will select 15 to 20 projects and teams each calendar year and Venionaire is proud to support their activities within the Alpine region (Austria, Switzerland, and Germany). | Apply for Investment

An increasing number of corporates in Europe discover the potential of their own corporate venture capital (CVC) funds as strategic mode of financing. However, building a partnership which allies fairness to strategical and financial benefits for both parties is extremely complex, and the cause of numerous failures. Venionaire is supporting corporates on how to launch a corporate venture fund.

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Elevator Lab is a fintech accelerator program built by Raiffeisen Bank International AG to foster the development of start-ups – in a structured and effective way. The goal is to be the partner of choice for innovations and innovative services in the fintech field in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Elevator Lab is interested in Big Data Analytics, Branch of the Future, Investing and Trading Tech, Payment & Transaction, RegTech and SME Banking.

Venionaire acted as launch partner for this project.


Fund Setup & Documentation

We handle the structuring process and fund setup as well as take care of all legal documentation aspects of a venture capital fund.

Fund Strategy

We develop a portfolio strategy and a business plan (such as costs structure, capital call structure, etc.).

Deal Sourcing and Screening

We provide you with a high-quality deal flow through active scouting as well as cooperations with partners throughout Europe.

Fund Administration

We manage all aspects of your fund’s administration, in particular monitoring, controlling and reporting in adherence to both national and international standards.


We believe that the management team of a venture capital fund needs three types of partners – entrepreneurs, investment professionals and those who know both worlds. We managed to bring the “entrepreneurial-to-the-core” spirit and finance professionals together. Thus, our team consists of leading growth capital experts and serial entrepreneurs, giving us the ability to exit deals in Europe and the U.S.

Berthold Baurek-Karlic
Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Berthold Baurek-Karlic

Managing Partner

Berthold is Chief Excecutive Officer and responsible for strategy, deal structuring and exits at Venionaire Investment.

Martin Steininger

Martin Steininger

Managing Partner
Martin is a private equity expert. He is responsible for deal structuring, business development, evaluation of later round investments and exits.
Dan Choon

Dan Choon

Managing Partner
Dan is our Chief Technical Analyst and responsible for deal flow and business development.
Alexander Rapatz, MBL
Alexander Rapatz

Alexander Rapatz

Legal & Compliance
Alexander is an experienced law professional. He supervises, in accordance with our lawyers, Venionaire Investment’s legal structure.

Head of Investment Committee


Mr. Philipp Leibundgut is an experienced investment banker, with long-term experience in private equity. He build and sold a group of banks in Europe and managed funds and transactions in different asset classes.

Previously, Mr. Leibundgut served as partner at MC Trustco SA (MCT Asset Management) as well as fund manager at HANSA AG. He also served as director of Valartis Group and as an executive director of Eastern Property Holdings Ltd. He is a graduate in Business Economics from the Basle University of Applied Sciences (FHBB).


Andreas Tomek
Partner IT Advisory at KMPG Austria


Thomas W. Kühr


Karl Asamer

Prof. Peter Mohn
Vienna University of Technology


Gerald Scheweder
Private Equity Expert – Corporate Finance (Switzerland)

Ingo Weber


Christian Clerici
TV Anchor, Extreme Sports Athlete, Business Angel

Prof. Matthias Fink
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge

Legal Advisor

Bernhard Umfahrer