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Top 3 Venture Capital Firms in Austria

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Influential venture capital firms are largely responsible for the innovation booming in Austria’s tech scene. In this post, we highlight the ‘Top 3 Venture Capital Firms in Austria’ that are not only investing in potential but are also instrumental in shaping the future of Austrian startups. These firms stand as pillars of support and growth for the burgeoning tech community in Austria.

We took into account the number of deals per year to create this list.

Speedinvest

Speedinvest is a venture capital firm focusing on early-stage European tech startups. They have a team-oriented approach with sector-focused teams in areas such as Deep Tech, Fintech, Health & TechBio, Climate Tech & Industrial Tech, Marketplaces & Consumer, and SaaS & Infrastructure. They support the growth of startups from seed to Series A and beyond, offering hands-on support and access to a network of experienced founders and experts.

Sector focus: Software, Fintech, Financial services, IT, SaaS, AI

Round: Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Total investments: 457

Founding Year: 2011

Notable Investments: Kema, Vitt, HomeCooks, Rho Protocol, Refurbed

Calm/Storm Ventures

Calm/Storm Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in purpose-driven founders focusing on life, health, and wellbeing. They have a particular interest in digital health and wellbeing, often in projects addressing sensitive topics like (in)fertility and mental health. As a super early-stage investor, they value diversity, with a significant portion of their portfolio companies having diverse teams. They are notably active in the healthtech sector in Europe.

Sector focus: Health Care, Wellness, Medical, Software, AI

Round: Convertible Note, Early Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Total investments: 67

Founding Year: 2020

Notable Investments: ThinkSono, Lindus Health, doctorly, inne, Kiko Homes

Aws Gründungsfonds(Austria Wirtschaftsservice Founders Fund)

The aws Gründerfonds, or Austria Wirtschaftsservice Founders Fund, is a venture capital firm that supports start-ups with high growth potential and scalable business models. They focus on early growth companies scaling technology with R&D in Austria and have global ambitions. The firm is currently actively investing through its aws Gründerfonds II, a fund exceeding 70 million EUR. They are interested in innovative ideas and are ready to support start-ups ready to pitch their business ideas.

Sector focus: SaaS, Software, IT, Health Care, Medical

Round: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Total investments: 73

Founding Year: 2013

Notable Investments: HeartBeat.bio, Rendity, breathe ilo, Zizoo, ToolSense

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