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Top 10 Retail Startup Investors in Austria

A list of 10 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Retail startups based in Austria. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Retail companies from Austria. We update this investor list every month.

Top 10 Retail Startup Investors in Austria

Investor Retail Austria investments
Michael Brehm 2
tecnet equity 2
Michael Grabner Media GmbH 1
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 1
Reventura 1
UNIQA Ventures 1
Apic Investments 1
aws Preseed 1
Heissam Hartmann 1
Vogel Media 1
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Michael Brehm Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Michael Brehm is one of the biggest names in the German startup scene. Having sold companies to Google and eBay, taken one company public, and started an investment company (Redstone), Brehm has had the right instinct for future trends and has built multiple businesses to disrupt the status quo.During the early 2000s, he was Executive Directorand Investor at the social network startup VZ-Netzwerke, as well as co-founder of Rebate Networks, which became one of the two largest global e-commerce platforms, positioning Brehm as an expert at not only seeing but also driving a business, during significant global market transitions.One of his more recent ventures is i2x. Since 2017, Brehm has been the Founder and Managing Director of i2x, an artificial intelligence startup based in Berlin. Together with his team, Brehm is working on solving a problem that he repeatedly faced in his career: ensuring quality and delivering unprecedented customer satisfaction during every sales and service call. i2x helps companies deliver actionable insights from every customer phone call in real-time using its custom-developed voice recognition technology and AI algorithms. i2x automatically generates personalized coaching for the user that is tailored to both their speaking style and their business priorities to drive immediate results in sales and service conversations.After spending two years in stealth mode, i2x secured a €5 million seed round of financing in 2018. In 2019, i2x received €10 million as fresh capital in a Series A funding. The Berlin-based start-up is now entering additional markets and further innovating their speech analysis solution to optimize human communication and transform every customer-company relationship.Currently, Michael Brehm is back in his role as Founding Partner at Redstone, one of the most active early-stage investors in Europe.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Germany, Austria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cobrainer — Now is the time to create remarkable careers. The AI-powered skill platform for driving internal mobility and employees' life long development. Revolutionize work and collaboration with expertise intelligence.
  • charly — Wir sind charlyGestartet sind wir 2016 unter dem Namen PrintPeter: Durch Unternehmenssponsoring in den Vorlesungsskripten konnten Studierende diese gratis drucken. Seitdem wächst charly stetig um neue Produkte und Tools, denn wir verfolgen laufend unsere Vision: Lernen so einfach und erfolgreich wie möglich zu gestalten, damit alle Studierendenihre Ziele souverän erreichen.Im Jahr 2019 haben wir unser Produktangebot mit digitalen Lerntools erweitert und im Jahr 2021 eine neue Phase in unserem Unternehmen begonnen: ein Community-getriebenes Lern-Ökosystem. Unsere Lösung umfasst nun eine von Studierenden gemeinschaftlich betriebene Datenbank für klausurrelevante Fragen und Antworten und ein zusätzlicher Tutoren-Sofortantwort-Service. Dank unserer Nähe zum Studi-Alltag und unseres Verständnisses für die Bedürfnisse und Verhaltensweisen, können wir - über charly media - Unternehmen crossmedial mit mehr als 2,5 Millionen High Potentials in der DACH-Region in Verbindung bringen, indem wir eine Hypersegmentierung über unsere eigenen Kanäle und unseren Partnern anbieten.
  • Atheneum — Powered by a network of 800,000 experts, our Atheneum Insights Platform unlocks on-demand access to global intelligence. Faster Insights. Better Data.
tecnet equity VC Fund · Sankt Polten, Niederosterreich, Austria · 5 investments in the past 12 months
tecnet equity is an Austrian venture capital fund investing in innovative high-tech companies with potential for significant growth.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Sipfront — Sipfront helps telecom operators to deliver better services by automating 24/7 active monitoring and by providing a test framework to simulate customer calls at scale
  • Orderlion — Orderlion is aiming to become the gold standard for online ordering of restaurants & hotels from all their suppliers. Orderlion is already available in more than 20 cities in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and France with over 1.000 restaurants and hundreds of suppliers.Orderlion was designed for all types of hospitalitybusinesses (café, restaurant, hotel, chain). The order platform combines all suppliers and products in one app and enables customer-specific pricing. With little effort, the entire inventory of restaurants can be recorded and activated for automatic ordering processes. Orderlion counts numerous prominent restaurants among its customers. Orderlion was founded by Stefan Strohmer and Patrick Schubert in 2018 and has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
  • VALANX Biotech — Protein conjugation. Specific, fast and cost effective.
Michael Grabner Media GmbH VC Fund · Vienna, Wien, Austria
MGM - MIchael Grabner Media GmbH. Business Angel for Startups
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein
Portfolio highlights
  • Sanubi — Sanubi is nursing aids, incontinence care and more.
  • Storyclash — Storyclash is your Influencer Marketing Platform to discover brand-fit creators based on their content, not on vanity metrics. Track and analyze their work on any platform, including Stories.
  • CheckYeti.com — CheckYeti is the largest online platform to book activities in 1000+ mountain and beach destinations across Europe - including skiing & snowboarding, rafting & canyoning, mountain biking, paragliding & ballooning, diving & surfing, jet skiing, boat trips and many more. With 12 000+ offers in 16 countries, CheckYeti enablesholidaymakers and outdoor enthusiasts to experience summer and winter activities with their ideal guide.
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) VC Fund · Vienna, Wien, Austria · 3 investments in the past 12 months
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. As a "one-stop shop" offering a diversified and targeted programme portfolio, the FFG gives Austrian businesses and research facilities quick and uncomplicated access to research funding.The FFG was foundedon 1 September 2004 (pursuant to the FFG Act on establishing a research promotion agency, Federal Law Gazette I No. 73/2004). The FFG is wholly owned by the Republic of Austria, represented by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). As a provider of funding services, however, the FFG also works for other national and international institutions.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Grant, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Austria, United States, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • fynk — Create, edit, negotiate and sign contracts quickly with fynk. Give your team back valuable time. Test it now for free!
  • Impact AI — Impact AI is the platform for delivering impactful human-centric AI technology and products.
  • Kickscale — The AI-powered conversation intelligence platform records, transcribes, and analyzes meetings to provide tailored training recommendations to every sales rep
Reventura VC Fund
Reventura
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Retail, Machine Learning
  • Seed
  • Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Circly — Determining tomorrow's needs through sales figures is one of Circly's core competencies, but we go one step further:Circly develops interactive AI construction modules for retailers. Thanks to our modular concept, our users can choose the influencing factors themselves and weight them differently, so that the AI can be adapted to thecompany at any time.With Circly, the supply chain and warehouse utilization can be brought to the next level. We are about to pilot the system and are looking for retailers who are interested in case studies.Description: Machine Learning based Prediction System for the retail sector to forecast the demand in order to avoid food waste, out of stocks and overstock. Other benefits include insights into customer segments and groups, product trends, the possibility of dynamic pricing and marketing!
UNIQA Ventures VC Fund · Vienna, Wien, Austria · 3 investments in the past 12 months
UNIQA Ventures GmbH is the Venture Capital arm of UNIQA Insurance Group AG, a leading insurance carrier in Central & Eastern Europe and a pioneer in Corporate-backed Venture Capital in Austria and CEE. Based in Vienna, Austria, the firm is investing in outstanding business models driven by strong teams and a clear vision to shape the future ofkey industries. Investment areas are the future of Health, Mobility, Intelligent Home and FinTech/InsurTech as well as enabling technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, ML/AI.
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Investment focus
  • Insurance, Health Care, FinTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • ifeel — Ifeel is the emotional well-being platform for modern organizations. Ifeel is a unique workplace mental health platform for companies.
  • goUrban — goUrban offers mobility solutions for sharing operators and B2B fleet management. The way of transportation and mobility is changing rapidly. For operating smarter and using the opportunities of the sharing economy we provide you our fleet management OS.
  • doctorly — doctorly is a digital medical infrastructure platform. We have a regulated, cloud powered, fully centralised, practice management platform for doctors, a fully connected health app for patients, and an integration platform for the wider industry to natively connect their tools & workflows directly with our doctors & patients.We are backedby amazing investors and driven by a desire to make positive and meaningful changes to the healthcare industry internationally.
Apic Investments VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Apic Investments is an early-stage focused Venture Capital, investing in PropTech and RetailTech companies. Apic Investments' goal is to help build start-ups and to accelerate their business models with capital, industry expertise, and a network.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Software, Internet of Things
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • Cosuno — Cosunos vision is to connect all players of the construction industry, transforming their collaboration to drive efficiency through software and best customer experience.Cosuno is evaluating how general contractors, property developers and architects can master the challenges posed by high process costs and a lack of transparency in theprocurement of subcontractors. And this is just the beginning. Cosuno is constantly driving change in the construction industry with innovative methods and digital processes by developing and continuously improving simple and transparent solutions.
  • Evernest — Evernest has developed a technology platform for real estate agents to make the entire process of residential real estate transactions more efficient. With the help of its full-service brokerage platform, smart marketing services and digitized support processes, Evernest offers a transparent and personalized experience for agents as well asproperty buyers and sellers. Founded in late 2019, currently more than 100 people are working for Evernest in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany.
  • Storebox — Storebox is the first fully digitized self-storage solution in Europe, with more than 140 locations in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg. We offer storage spaces for private and business purposes, which are automatically accessible at any time. With our successful and recently awarded franchise system, we manage to grow and will continueto expand within Europe.Storebox is more than just a self-storage system. FULL-SERVICE CLICK & COLLECT Click & Collect directly in your neighbourhood? Storebox allows you to quickly and easily expand the Click & Collect offer for your customers to new districts, cities and countries. We coordinate the transport and customer communication for you.MICRO-HUBS FOR THE LAST MILE Use central warehouse locations in urban areas as a starting point for the last mile. Storebox as a micro-depot offers you the fastest way to your customers, allowing you to save time, money and emissions. Customer proximity and responsiveness through local storage: Benefit from our strategically positioned storage units and serve the needs of your customers as quickly as possible. At the same time, you can reduce unnecessarily driven kilometres by your employees in the field and thus save time and money.SPARE PARTS WAREHOUSE FOR SERVICE TECHNICIANS With Storebox you can store spare parts and goods directly where they will be used. In this way, you are in close proximity to the customer and save yourself long travel times for collecting the materials from a central warehouse. Create more efficiency by receiving deliveries of goods 24/7 directly to the Storebox and returning them if necessary.
aws Preseed VC Fund
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Retail, Machine Learning
  • Pre-Seed
  • Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Circly — Determining tomorrow's needs through sales figures is one of Circly's core competencies, but we go one step further:Circly develops interactive AI construction modules for retailers. Thanks to our modular concept, our users can choose the influencing factors themselves and weight them differently, so that the AI can be adapted to thecompany at any time.With Circly, the supply chain and warehouse utilization can be brought to the next level. We are about to pilot the system and are looking for retailers who are interested in case studies.Description: Machine Learning based Prediction System for the retail sector to forecast the demand in order to avoid food waste, out of stocks and overstock. Other benefits include insights into customer segments and groups, product trends, the possibility of dynamic pricing and marketing!
Heissam Hartmann Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Over 15 years experience in the Internet industry back Heissam Hartmann's solid knowledge about the online business.Prior to joining Rebate Networks as the Vice President of Eastern Europe, Heissam was Head of International Business Development at the largest German online fashion shopping club brands4friends. Before that, Heissam was CEOof the online postcard service AhaOho, which sent real postcards, and was soon successfully sold to Greetz.As the former Marketing & Business Development Director from the biggest German online video community MyVideo, Heissam, worked on new concepts for new media and video advertising within the online and media industry.He started his career as one of the first staff members at the German auction platform Alando.de, which was acquired by eBay in 1999. He grew with the company as Head of Entertainment on to the position of Senior Manager, helping to build up eBay Switzerland and Austria from the scratch.On an entrepreneurial level he co-founded various companies and, as a Business Angel, advises start-ups in building and growing their businesses. Following his passion he also co-founded fashion brands and personally supported motion pictures and music projects.As the founder of Passiontainment, he advises influential people from the entertainment & sports industries and celebrities on their internet strategies and by that, bridges the worlds between influential investors and up-and-coming startups.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Shopping
  • Angel, Seed
  • Germany, Austria, Ukraine
Portfolio highlights
  • meinKauf — meinKauf/miKunu offers an innovative web & mobile platform for mobile retail marketing & brand promotions. Our services are available in Austria, Hungary and Turkey as we are about to enter another new market this year. We are proud to work with the top high street and brick and mortar as well as top FMCG companies in our activemarkets.
  • Inventorum — Inventorum’s software enables small retailers to manage their offline and online businesses by supporting daily processes such as point of sale and inventory management. Inventorum combines cash management, inventory management, customer support and e-commerce capability in one system.
  • Rubina Real Estate — A full service real estate agency based in Berlin with offices in Hong Kong, Vietnam, China, Washington and Singapore.
Vogel Media VC Fund
Vogel Media is a specialized media publisher for all types of professionals.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Retail, Internet
  • Angel
  • Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • meinKauf — meinKauf/miKunu offers an innovative web & mobile platform for mobile retail marketing & brand promotions. Our services are available in Austria, Hungary and Turkey as we are about to enter another new market this year. We are proud to work with the top high street and brick and mortar as well as top FMCG companies in our activemarkets.
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