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8 Venture Capital Firms in Austria

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
October 31, 2022
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Finding the right VC firm or investor isn’t easy. Some will provide mentorship and operational expertise. Others will only provide you with the capital.

Here’s a list of the top venture capital firms in Austria so that you can find an investor that fits you and your startup.

8 Venture Capital Firms in Austria

1) Speedinvest

Speedinvest

Speedinvest is a venture financing firm that backs pre-seed, seed, and early-stage technology companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Austria, France, United Kingdom
  • City: Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Daniel Keiper-Knorr, Erik Bovee, Michael Schuster, Oliver Holle, Werner Zahnt
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Fintech, Health & Wellness, Industrial, Marketplace, Consumer, SaaS, Climate & Sustainability, Crypto & Blockchain, Infrastructure
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: €700,000
  • Maximum check size: €1,300,000
  • Number of investments: 361
  • Number of exits: 21
  • Funds raised: €628,400,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Planetly, Fincompare - Smarter Business Finance, Iyzico

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at office@speedinvest.com.

2) QED Investors

QED Investors

Based in Virginia, QED exclusively invests in fintech companies across the U.S., the U.K. and Latin America.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, USA, Austria, Canada, Sweden, China, Brazil, India, Mexico, Ireland, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Netherlands
  • City: Washington, Vienna, Vancouver, Shanghai, Seattle, São Paulo, Santa Monica, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Rio de Janeiro, Quebec City, Pune, Overland Park, Oakland, New York, Mumbai, Montréal, Miami, Mexico City, Los Angeles, London, Houston, Dublin, Denver, Chicago, Buenos Aires, Boston, Bogotá, Bethesda, Bangalore, Austin, Atlanta, Mesa, Amsterdam, Alexandria, Alexandria, Porto Alegre
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Caribou Honig, Frank Rotman, Nigel Morris
  • Industries: Creator Economy, Crypto & Blockchain, Fintech, Education, Healthcare, InsurTech, Marketplace, Proptech & Real Estate, E-Commerce, Advertising, Human Resources
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 260
  • Number of exits: 33
  • Funds raised: $4,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Shop Circle, Solfácil, Zubale

You can find their website here.

3) Heartcore Capital

Heartcore Capital

Heartcore is a consumer technology VC investing in European B2C and B2B2C companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Denmark, Germany, France, USA, Austria, Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Poland, United Arab Emirates
  • City: Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Lisbon, Stockholm
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Jimmy Fussing Nielsen, Christian Lindegaard Jepsen,
  • Industries: Travel & Hospitality, Education, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Health & Wellness, Productivity, Consumer, Gaming, InsurTech, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €300,000
  • Maximum check size: €6,000,000
  • Number of investments: 210
  • Number of exits: 51
  • 3 remarkable investments: Reddit, Insight, Werlabs

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@heartcore.com.

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4) Calm/Storm Ventures

Calm/Storm Ventures

Calm/Storm is a venture capital firm focusing on digital health companies across Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Austria
  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Lucanus Polagnoli, Michael Ströck
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Healthcare
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: €50,000
  • Maximum check size: €250,000
  • Number of investments: 39
  • Funds raised: €20,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Leda Health

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@calmstorm.vc.

5) Capital300 (3VC)

Capital300 (3VC)

3VC is an Austrian venture capital firm investing Series A funds in European technology startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Austria
  • City: Vienna
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Peter Lasinger, Roman Scharf
  • Industries: AI & ML, Developer Tools, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Cybersecurity, AR & VR, Big Data & Analytics, Healthcare, Internet & Mobile
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: €1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €4,000,000
  • Number of investments: 20
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: €200,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Assaia, Kaia Health, Lokalise, PicsArt

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@three.vc.

6) ZAKA Ventures

ZAKA Ventures

Zaka is a pre-seed venture capital firm investing across Europe in areas of AI, analytics, B2B SaaS, gaming, consumer apps and crypto.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Czechia, Serbia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Austria
  • City: Prague, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Varna, Vienna
  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Madis Alesmaa
  • Industries: Fintech
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Number of investments: 20
  • 3 remarkable investments: Readmio, GitGut, Storybox

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hey@zaka.vc.

7) Elevator Ventures

Elevator Ventures

Elevator Ventures Corporate Venture Capital primarily invests in early and growth-stage fintech startups across CEE.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Austria, Russia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Romania
  • City: Vienna, Tuzla
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Hannes Cizek, Maximilian Schausberger
  • Industries: Fintech, E-Commerce, SaaS, Infrastructure, Agriculture
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Maximum check size: €3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 14
  • Number of exits: 3
  • 3 remarkable investments: CloudCart, FINQware, Twisto

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at office@elevator-ventures.com.

8) Apex Ventures

Apex Ventures

APEX Ventures focuses on investing in deep tech companies across various applications including smart data & security, fintech & insurtech, industry 4.0 & future tech and digital health.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Austria, Germany, USA
  • City: Vienna, Frankfurt, Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Andreas Riegler
  • Industries: AI & ML, Crypto & Blockchain, Cloud, IoT, AR & VR, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Minimum check size: €100,000
  • Maximum check size: €500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Mush, Empaua, Genba

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at office@apex.ventures.

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