In this episode, Hall welcomes Berthold Baurek-Karlic, Founder and Managing Partner at Venionaire Capital.
Headquartered in Vienna, Austria, Venionaire Capital is an independent private equity and venture capital firm that offers a wide range of services in a variety of tech-related sectors and industries. Since its foundation in 2012, the company successfully advised more than 50 startups and closed transactions with an overall volume of about 350 million Euros. Throughout the past years, Venionaire Capital made early-stage leads and co-investments and managed to build a strong portfolio of holdings.
Since 2015 the Venionaire Investment GmbH (a majority-owned subsidiary of Venionaire Capital) is the first registered European Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the Austrian Financial Markets Authority, with a licence for transnational management of EuVECA funds. Venionaire aims to raise a 100 million Euro Venture Capital Fund, which will support substantial growth for European and especially Austrian and German headquartered startups.
In addition to being the founder of Venionaire Capital, Berthold is the driving force behind dealmatrix.com an innovative valuation software for startups. He is also founder and secretary general of the Business Angel Institute (businessangelinstitute.org), President of the European Super Angels Club (superangels.club), and an expert partner of various accelerators and various venture funds. Shaping the venture scene in Europe and particularly in Austria matters to him a lot. He served several years as board member of the Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (avco.at), as well as external consultant in the EU programme Horizon2020 and Innovation Radar.
He recently published the book “100 Startups Made in Austria” and writes on a regular basis for tech media.
Berthold advises both investors and entrepreneurs, discusses his investment thesis, and how he sees the industry evolving post-COVID-19.
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