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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


Companies in DACH & CEE


Johann Strobl CEO Portrait

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

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 LPs

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 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.


  • 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)​

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Fintech and Beyond Banking in DACH and CEE