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. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.

In total, around 47,000 employees service almost 16 million customers through around 2,200 business outlets, the majority thereof in CEE. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions and renders important services in this function.

  • around 47,000

  • around 2,200
    business outlets

  • almost 16 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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