Elevator Ventures is Raiffeisen Bank International‘s corporate venture capital entity. It focuses on strategic direct investments in later-stage fintechs, co-investments with partner investors and investments in VC funds.

Elevator Venture’s goal is the financing of strategic partnerships with promising later-stage fintechs, that could be valuable additions to RBI’s current portfolio.

With more than 30 years of expertise in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and an innovative network there, RBI can play an active role in helping fintechs to expand into this dynamic region.

Elevator Ventures cooperates closely with „Elevator Lab“, now the largest fintech partnership program in the CEE region. RBI can thereby offer potential follow-up investments to the participants of the partnership program and, at the same time, Elevator Ventures portfolio companies benefit from close connections to RBI and a structured piloting process to enable a strategic cooperation with RBI.


Managing directors

  • Raiffeisen Bank International AG | Hannes Cizek
    Hannes Cizek
    Managing Director, Elevator Ventures

    Head of Group Strategy & Innovation, RBI

  • Raiffeisen Bank International AG | Maximilian Schausberger
    Thomas Muchar
    Managing Director, Elevator Ventures

    Head of Austrian Equity Investments, RBI


Team at Raiffeisen Bank International

  • Maximilian Schausberger
    Head of Fintech Partnerships

    Group Strategy & Innovation

  • Alexander Groll
    Fintech Partnerships

    Group Strategy & Innovation



RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. Subsidiary banks cover 13 markets across the region. In addition, the Group includes numerous other financial service providers active in areas such as leasing, asset management and M&A.

In total, almost 47,000 RBI employees serve 16.1 million customers in more than 2,100 business outlets, the vast majority of which are in CEE. RBI AG shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005. At year-end 2018, RBI’s total assets stood at € 140 billion. The regional Raiffeisen banks hold approximately 58.8 per cent of RBI shares, with the remaining approximately 41.2 per cent in free float.

  • around 47,000

  • around 2,100
    business outlets

  • almost 16.1 mn

  • >30 years of
    success in CEE

  • 13 CEE


Here we share the latest news with you!

Press releases

25.05.2018 »EUR 50M in growth capital for European Fintech founders

17.05.2018 »The next step: Elevator Ventures


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