aws Founders Fund for ideas & innovations

With around 70 million euros, we are the venture capital investor that provides start-ups with the necessary financing and leads them on the road to success.

aws Founders Fund is Austria’s leading and most active Venture Capital fund and has EUR 68.5 m under management. The fund invests during the later seed and series A/B phases of highly scalable Austrian technology start-ups. As a lead or co-investor the fund invests up to EUR 3m in equity and mezzanine capital or various flexible contract structures.

As a long-term partner, aws Founders Fund offers both start-up and follow-up financing. The fund supports future (financial) plans as a long-term investor and partner and believes in the additional value of co-investments. In order to ensure optimal development of their business, their partners are granted excellent access to an international investors and corporates network, as well as their market expertise and the numerous support opportunities provided by aws.

aws Founders Fund collaborates closely with the management team to enhance the strategic and operative performance of the portfolio companies, without interfering with day-to-day operations.

The objective of aws Founders Fund is to establish a partnership among equals with portfolio companies and to offer a supportive role in establishing a leading market position as well as achieving and maintaining sustainable growth. By pursuing this vision together with our co-investors, we to have already invested more than EUR 130m in 26 investments and successfully completed numerous exits.


Services & products for startups:

  • €70m under management
  • Up to €3m tickets
  • International network of co-investors
  • Entrepreneurial investor
  • Numerous successful exits and outstanding track record

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