motec ventures is launched: Our new innovation platform between SME and start-ups.
The management consultancy and investment company e&Co. AG has founded the innovation platform "motec ventures" together with Venionaire Capital from Vienna. The joint venture will be investing in the future of mobility and linking innovative high-tech and deep-tech start-ups together with leading family-owned and medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol.“The quality of solutions and the tremendous developments in mobility, ranging from autonomous driving and air-taxis through to everything-as-a-service concepts means that there are considerable challenges facing many of our clients. In our view of the industry, this will, in the medium term, lead to an increase in buy-ins and acquisitions, especially among Mittelstand companies in the German speaking countries. motec ventures positions us as reliable partners in this area,” explains Geza Brugger, Co-Founder of e&Co. AG and managing director of motec ventures. While multinationals have long been working with start-ups and playing an active role as investors through corporate venture capital, most medium-sized and owner-run companies have thus far been limited to isolated initiatives with individual start-ups. With its innovative smart mobility venture platform model and growth fund, motec ventures sees itself as an enabler and accelerator in this area.
In the picture from left to right: Geza Brugger (Co-Founder of e&Co. AG and Managing Director of motec ventures), Dr. Engelbert Wimmer (CEO of e&Co. AG), Berthold Baurek-Karlic (CEO of Venionaire Capital and Managing Director of motec ventures); Alexander Rapatz (Partner at Venionaire Capital)