We are a team of innovation experts. Passionate about new technologies and trends, we are eager to change the world. We have an entrepreneurial mindset and love to get our hands dirty.
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Dr. Stefan Perkmann Berger
Stefan has more than 10 years of experience in supporting established companies to innovate. He believes in a hands on attitude and supported numerous teams in bringing their ideas to success. Stefan is our driving force behind our the WhatAVenture company builder and is continuously looking for opportunities to launch new ventures.
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Besides being Co-Founder and CEO of WhatAVenture, Philippe founded 3 more companies and supported the setup of numerous corporate spin-offs. During the last years Philippe shaped the innovation landscape especially in the DACH region. He supported more than a 100 companies in developing and implementing sustainable innovation structures that create success with innovation.
Co-Founder, Head of Marketing
Alexander’s passion is building innovative products and making them fly. As a serial entrepreneur, he knows by heart how to validate and invalidate ideas. Our head of marketing has over 12 years of international experience in marketing and branding. He creates prototypes within hours, draws the right conclusions and builds amazing brands that sell.
Through his track record of designing and implementing innovation strategies at over 20 different companies as well as guiding more than 200 innovation projects, Max enables our team to realize customers’ success with innovation. His passion of challenging the status quo is a continuous driver for the involvement of his surroundings.
Franziska has long years of hands-on experience in consulting DAX30 / MDAX companies as well as SMEs in her field of expertise, namely: Innovation Strategy, Corporate Innovation and Service Design. She has a strong international project background and a deep understanding of cross-industry requirements. Additionally Franziska has a passion for leading and implementing innovative flagship projects against all odds, never loosing the big strategic picture out of sight.
Stefan Peintner, MSc. MScBA.
Stefan focuses on innovation strategy as well as development and implementation of new business models. He has a strong academic background in Innovation Management as well as profound consulting experience. His unique skillset combines an entrepreneurial mindset with a deep understanding of the corporate world and cross-industry experience.
Manager, Head of Business Development
Martina is our Go2market expert and supported numerous (innovation) teams to get their first paying customers and establish a sustainable sales process. Being at the heart of winning the first clients for a new venture, Martina develops innovative business models that ensure long term success and customer engagement. With her finance background Martina enhances our VC team.
Lisa Kuttner, MA
With her background in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, she knows how to set up successful innovation teams and guides them through intrapreneurship and acceleration programs. Over the past years, she has coached them on early stage validation, business modeling, and market entry. Eager to see each project succeed she drives teams to always give their best.
Senior Manager Acceleration
Marius Starcke, MSc.
Marius deals with venture capital and private equity. His educational background is in economics and business, acquired at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in the period of 2005-2011. His professional portfolio ranges among several positions and companies. Among the companies he has worked for are IBM, Roland Berger Strategy Consulting, Speedinvest.
Manager, Head of Corporate Innovation Programs
Antonia Matjacic, MA
Antonia believes that corporate innovation is the key factor that drives sustainable business growth. She focuses on setup and execution of corporate startup and intrapreneurship programs within various industries such as manufacturing, energy, finance, insurance and FMCG. With her structured and fast-forward approach she guides your innovation teams to success.
Managing Partner Pixofarm
Farid’s wide repertoire ranges from managing corporate innovations to business development, which empowers him to see the big picture. Knowing both corporate and startup world and thanks to his intercultural awareness, Farid is able to connect the dots and unlock new opportunities for our clients.
Manager, Head of Knowledge Innovation Lab
Johanna Zauner, MSc.
Johanna brings in a diverse experience in strategy & innovation consulting through leading a series of corporate innovation projects to success. She strongly believes that great business ideas need great execution and she loves to help innovation teams in doing that by giving them the right tools and guidance to bring their inspirational ideas to life.
Luis has vast experience in validating business ideas and solutions. He loves to build up and optimize corporate venture capital funds. His strength is to quickly understand and analyze new markets, products and business models. His curiosity and efficiency make him a highly appreciated team member and enables him to drive your venture to success.
Federica develops Company Building projects. Knowing what the main implications of start-up projects are and with her academic background in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, she can bring significant contribution to corporate innovation as well. With a hands-on and can-do personality, she brings a positive attitude to all her projects.
Head of Business Development GLEAM
Eva-Maria Weidenthaler, Msc.
Eva-Maria has an international and diverse background in the FMCG, mobility, media, financial & tourism industry. She built up several teams at Startups and Scale-ups, including the setup of their sales structures in the BeNeLux and DACH Area, like TravelBird and markta. She knows what it is like to do business development from scratch. She believes with the right team you are already halfway to achieve your goals.
Sales & Business Development Pixofarm
Markus has over ten years of experience helping to develop and build successful companies, and understands what it takes to start from scratch. He is extremely passionate about new ideas and constantly searching for a better solution if he is not satisfied with the way things are. Creating content marketing is an important component of his work as well as something he is seriously energetic about.
Digital Marketing Expert
Petra Paraschiv, MSc.
Petra has an international background in digital marketing and diverse experience ranging from a Romanian analytics company, a Danish startup to a Viennese venture and NGO. She is an expert in effectively using the broad marketing spectrum to foster the value innovative businesses create for their customers.
Head of HR
Julia Stöckl, LL.M.
Julia’s focus is on the growth and development of the team and therefore she works in close cooperation with the Management team. Her background in law gives her the opportunity to ensure that HR processes run smoothly and are constantly developed. Julia is leading the recruiting process and is the first contact for innovative talents.
Karyna is our hands-on sales and marketing expert. She has a proven track record of winning clients in innovation projects during their early Go2Market phase. She has also developed and executed marketing campaigns for both newly founded ventures and Fortune 200 companies. Her speed of operation always pushes teams to accelerate faster.
Dominik Kraihamer, MSc. (WU)
Dominik is a hands-on Company Building expert. Not at last due to his past of an international professional sportsman career, he chases his goals no matter what it takes. He’s extremely passionate about starting new adventures, is experienced in building up projects from scratch and thereby has no problems with acting out of his comfort zone.
Bernadette Zrenner, MSc.
With her positive energy, Bernadette always strives to combine her psychology background with business acumen to help teams on their innovation journey in validating ideas and bringing them to success. With executing scouting projects, she also finds the best startups and new technologies to drive innovation in corporates.
Nader Ashraf, MA
As a company founder Nader has experienced what it takes to deal with uncertainties and take decisions in order to drive an idea to success. In combination with his corporate transformation experience, he is the tailor-made Innovation Manager. He enriches our team as a coach and supports the testing and visualization of projects with his creative mindset.
Eva Zingerle, M.A.
Eva drives innovation with her know-how on developing lean MVPs, validation and process innovation. Before joining WhatAVenture Eva drove forward a 7-digit budget-project at the world’s leading insurer to establish an innovative ecosystem for the customer’s home. Previously she successfully led a tax consultancy with her hands-on and entrepreneurial mindset.
Having founded, co-founded and managed several start-ups, companies and ventures, Alex uses his expertise in implementing new business models, developing new products and his entrepreneurial passion to transform new ideas into promising companies. His practical and wide-ranging know-how in the marketing of B2C, B2B and B2G products helps him to achieve rapid growth for innovative products and to build successful companies.
Innovator at GLEAM
Having specialized in Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Business Training in her studies, Katharina supports company building projects wherever she can. She is highly motivated to generate growth for sustainable projects and therefore engages in Marketing and Sales projects of GLEAM. In the meantime, she is setting up the Customer Service and aftersales structures for GLEAM.
Digital innovation and growth expert
Veljko uses his curiosity and hands on approach to take a business idea from zero to hero. Apart from his entrepreneurial attitude, he also brings the skills to deliver, whether coding up an MVP or managing an agile growth process, Veljko leverages technology and creative marketing to achieve exponential growth.
Head of Accounting
Sandra is a number cruncher and brings experience from the financial sector. She is managing accounting for WhatAVenture and its Company Building projects to ensure the accuracy of financial statements. Besides accounting, she is supporting human resources and the team to ensure that the daily business is running smoothly without any obstacles.
Business Development Gleam
During studying agricultural sciences in Vienna, Felix founded a Startup and quickly learned about the obstacles, an entrepreneur must overcome. His passion for communication, product development and innovation always leads him to new ideas, fascinating people and connections between different projects.
Lead Software Developer
DI Martin Graf
Martin has lots of experience in crafting solid and maintainable high-performance applications. He loves to build modern and innovative products always getting inspired by the latest trends and technologies. If he isn’t hunting down nasty bugs, he enhances our innovation platform steadily.
Executive Coaching Expert
Mag. Masha Ibeschitz
Masha is a leading international expert in coaching executives and running large-scale leadership programs. With her expertise, we make sure that our leadership programs will have a strong impact on your innovation capability.
Mobility and Automotive Expert
DI Alexander Rauscher
Alexander’s leadership and business development expertise results from 15 years of business consultancy. He coaches WhatAVenture mainly in developing outstanding teams and gaining further corporate growth.