About us

Leveraging the power of RBI, our vision is to become the leading Corporate Venture Capital growth partner for Fintechs in CEE.

Our investment approach

We believe in the maturing CEE tech ecosystem. With our experienced team, we are looking to back outstanding Fintech startups in the CEE region. Harnessing RBI Group’s expertise, CEE network and corporate strength we will help the startups scale across CEE and beyond to become industry leaders. Our investment focus includes, but is not limited to, the following criteria:

Industry

Fintech and related enabling technology

Geography

Central & Eastern Europe

Team

Highly motivated exceptional founders

Target stages

Lates Seed, Series A, early Series B

Ticket size

Up to € 3 mn

Target stake

Up to 25%

Elevator Ventures is an integral part of our long-term innovation strategy at Raiffeisen Bank International.

Johann Strobl, CEO Raiffeisen Bank International

Advantages of working with Elevator Ventures

We strongly believe in the Smart Money approach. Elevator Ventures brings not only the financial resources and funding, but also deep know-how of the financial industry and banking expertise, support and collaboration opportunities. Our portfolio companies gain access to the broad range of resources and market insights offered by local partner network of RBI Group to enable continuous growth. Our ties to every country of RBI home market in Central- and Eastern Europe are the perfect basis for an expansion into this dynamic region and beyond.

Expert know-how in financial services and banking products

Local market insights in 14 markets in CEE incl. Austria

Potential to access 16 mn customers

RBI Group covers 14 markets in CEE incl. Austria


  • RBI Group
  • Head Office

RBI Group covers 14 markets in CEE incl. Austria


  • RBI Group
  • Head Office

4 reasons why we love CEE

270M


potential customers

3.7%


GDP market growth in 2017⁽¹⁾

3.6B


PE & VC investment in 2017⁽²⁾

2.2B


estimated size of the fintech market⁽³⁾

Benefits with RBI

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 in the region are covered by subsidiary banks, the Group also comprises numerous other financial services providers, for instance in the field of leasing, asset management, factoring and M&A.

In total, almost 47,000 RBI employees serve 16.7 million customers in more than 2,000 business outlets, the vast majority of which are in CEE. RBI AG shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 2005.

14 markets in CEE incl. Austria

16.7 million customers

>30 years of success in CEE

Elevator Lab

The Fintech Partnership Program by RBI


Elevator Lab is a leading fintech partnership program powered by RBI. It is looking for innovative fintech solutions, in order to jointly develop tomorrow’s banking business. Once selected for Elevator Lab, fintechs get the chance to scale their business across the CEE Region.

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