BABEG Venture Fonds

Type: Startup funding sources
Location: Austria
Contact: Stefan Schwarzenbacher

Who are we?

The "Kärntner Betriebsansiedlungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft G.m.b.H." BABEG has the task of supporting and strategically supporting the establishment of new international companies. It participates in non-university institutions to strengthen technical research and innovation in southern Austria. The BABEG informs and connects, cross-border. The mission of BABEG is to arouse curiosity about Carinthia. Their greatest asset is the knowledge developed in Carinthian educational institutions, research laboratories, science & technology parks.
BABEG holds also the BABEG Venture Fonds, which promotes the Carinthian economy through venture capital.


Which phases of Start-ups do we support?   

  • Business idea
  • Seed/ Start-ups
  • Growth

Start-ups from which industries are we servicing?

Start-up developments have applications in all industry fields such as:
  • Business and Productivity
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Financial Services
  • Life Science and Agriculture
  • Lifestyle and Entertainment
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Mobility and Transportation
  • Other industries

What kind of services do we offer?

The objective of the BABEG Venture Fund is to invest in early-stage, development and growth projects of technology- or growth-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises. The investments take the form of equity or equity-like funds. Investments are made exclusively with private, independent co-investors. The BABEG Venture Fund not only mobilizes private venture capital, but also establishes a powerful network of know-how and strategic benefits for the target companies in order to rapidly develop and bring them to the market.

Business know-how
  • Develop the idea in a common way
Networking & matchmaking
  • Access to well known, high-quality investors network
Funding sources
  • Participation in innovative, growth- and technology-oriented SMEs with scalable business models in order to stimulate the risk capital market in Carinthia
  • 3 participation models depending on the company phase with a participation volume of EUR 50,000 up to EUR 1.5 million

What is our vision?

Our vision is to provide public Venture Fonds money combined with investors money to stimulate the Venture Capital market in Carinthia.


How can you contact us?

In case of interest, please refer your questions to Stefan Schwarzenbacher,



BABEG Venture Fonds, Völkermarkter Ring 21-23, 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee