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Elevator Ventures – Corporate Venture Capital powered by Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI). Together with our investment partners we aim at leveraging our achievements.

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By entering advantageous partnerships with co-investors, we see a huge opportunity to combine individual strengths and proficiencies. Through these co-investments we follow one of the core beliefs of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, founder of Raiffeisen: We can achieve together what each of us couldn’t do alone.

Fund of funds

We are investing in different fund of fund vehicles to deepen our understanding of regions in Europe where fintechs emerge and thrive. We believe that knowledge transfer should work in both directions – supporting emerging fintechs and gaining insights in new markets and technology sectors.

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

Johann Strobl, CEO Raiffeisen Bank International

Our approach

As the CVC fund of RBI, we combine our banking knowledge and our in-depth market experience in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with the approach of a typical Venture Capital fund.

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 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.

Around 47,000 employees service 16.4 million customers through more than 2,100 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE.

14 markets in CEE incl. Austria

16.4 million customers

>30 years of success in CEE

RBI and the CEE-Market


potential costumers


GDP grow in CEE market in 2017⁽¹⁾


PE & VC investment in 2017⁽²⁾


estimated size of the fintech market in CEE ⁽³⁾