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About us

We elevate your growth

Our investment approach

We believe in the power of tech shifts that allow high-growth technology companies to transform industries and to drive customer value. We are looking to back outstanding companies in Fintech & Beyond Banking with ambitions in the DACH & CEE region and beyond. If you tick the following boxes, we want to talk to you.

Series A & B

Target stage

1-3m EUR

Initial ticket size

Fintech and Beyond Banking

Industry

Companies in DACH & CEE

Geography

Our Investment Thesis

We define Fintech & Beyond Banking along our market insights, and before investing we identify how to elevate the growth of each of our portfolio company.

Fintech​

  • Wealth Management​
  • Daily Banking & Payments​
  • DeFi & Blockchain​
  • Embedded finance ​& infrastructure​
  • RegTech
  • Cybersecurity ​& Financial Crime​

Beyond Banking​

  • Food & AgriTech​
  • ESG Capabilities​
  • Industrial Tech​
  • Mobility & Travel​
  • PropTech & Energy​
  • Commerce & Logistics​

Tech Shifts​

  • Software as a Service
  • Quantum Computing
  • AI & Data Analytics
  • Open API
  • Biometrics
  • AR/VR
  • Internet of Things
  • Distributed Ledger Tech (Tokenization)​

Our Corporate Sponsors

Johann Strobl CEO Portrait

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

Michael Höllerer, CEO Raiffeisen Holding Niederösterreich-Wien

"Entrepreneurial ideas need courage, but also the necessary funding. With a cooperation with Elevator Ventures we supply the fuel for innovation."

Portrait of Martin Schaller with window background

"The partnership with Elevator Ventures and the investment in EV II demonstrate our commitment to promoting entrepreneurship and positive change in our region."

Our Elevator Pitch

We will elevate your growth by using our team’s widely tested experience in scaling companies as well as by leveraging the vast network we have been building over the years.

Our Limited Partners

Harnessing the expertise, network and corporate strength of our Limited Partners, our portfolio companies have the chance to access business insights & sector intel, product validation from end users as well as trust & credibility through partnering with large financial institutions.

Our Portfolio

Founders are facing similar challenges and more often than not, our portfolio companies find synergies when we bring them together. Be it in sales, market data, learnings from failures, we encourage an active exchange and learnings across our portfolio.

Our Investor Network

We keep a regular exchange with an international network of VC and PE investors. Our portfolio companies benefit from our fundraising experience, local market intelligence and a well-selected network of co-investors.

Our Industry Network

We can build on a strong network with players in different industries to support our portfolio companies’ sales. Be it sales channel partners, media partners, early adopters, and agencies offering special rates to our portfolio.

Our journey

Over the years, Elevator Ventures has developed to an industry standard Venture Capital fund.

2017

It all began in 2017 with the inception of Elevator Lab, an accelerator program meticulously designed to globally scout innovative startup partners and assess their viability for collaboration with RBI.
With a Fund of Funds investment into the Fintech Growth Fund Europe alongside Uniqa and Speedinvest, we contributed to a portfolio of 18 fintech companies, driven by our goal to pioneer trend scouting and facilitate know-how transfer within the industry. 

2019

As Elevator Ventures Beteiligungs GmbH evolved into a direct investment arm, we transitioned into the corporate venture capital entity of RBI, focusing primarily on late seed and Series A investments in Fintechs and related enabling technologies within Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. With a € 50m commitment and a portfolio of 15 companies, we celebrated three successful exits in 2021, solidifying our position as a leading investor in the region.

2023

Recognizing the imperative for sustained growth and innovation, EV II GmbH was registered as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) in an LP-GP structure in 2023. This strategic move enabled us to secure new capital commitments while upholding our successful investment strategy.

2024

Today, EV II EuVECA GmbH & Co KG stands as a pillar of growth, backed by the unwavering support of our investors: Raiffeisen Bank International, Raiffeisen Holding Niederösterreich-Wien, and Raiffeisen Landesbank Steiermark. With a fund size of € 70m, we continue to drive innovation, shape the future of fintech & beyond banking and deliver value to our portfolio companies.

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