Team - WhatAVenture
Our WhatAVenture Team

We love innovation!

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.

Stefan Perkmann Berger
Co-Founder, Venture Partner
Dr. Stefan Perkmann Berger

Stefan has more than 10 years of experience supporting 150+ established companies in innovating and building new ventures. As one of the Co-Founders of WhatAVenture, Stefan’s hands-on attitude drives him to seek new challenges regularly. His passion is to build new ventures in the digital and non-digital field and continue to drive our own portfolio of ventures that already has 100+ employees and received multiple investments.

Co-Founder, Venture Partner
Philippe Thiltges

Philippe has shaped the innovation landscape in Austria and Germany in the last decade and has supported 150+ corporates in the creation of numerous corporate spin-offs and supported them with the legal, financial, and structural setup in founding new ventures. As one of the founding members of WhatAVenture, Philippe built up a venture portfolio of 6 companies, 100+ employees, and multiple investments.

Co-Founder, Head of Marketing
Alexander Streihammer

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.

CEO, Managing Partner
Max Ditzel

Max has many years of experience designing and implementing innovation strategies at listed corporates across Europe and countless innovation projects to success. His key areas of expertise are innovation management, synergies between corporates and startups, as well as go2market strategies for new ventures. Recognizing the opportunities of corporate ventures, Max has supported corporates in their market launch.

CEO, Managing Partner
Stefan Peintner

Stefan was the main building block for us to expand our operations in the Italian market and grow our team. With his profound experience, he contributes to implementing innovation strategies, co-creation and intrapreneurship programs, and the launch of corporate ventures. Stefan’s unique skillset combines an innovation mindset with a deep understanding of the corporate world and true cross-industry experience, which enables him to focus on building new corporate ventures in an entrepreneurial way.

Norbert Kraihamer
Managing Partner Company Building
Norbert Kraihamer

With 35 years of experience in creating and developing successful companies and brands within the sports-, energy- as well as food & drinks business sectors, Norbert represents solid business development understanding, combined with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. His main interest in joining WhatAVenture Company Building lies in working on a day to day base with a young, creative team on visionary products and services, that should not only generate revenue but also take into account social responsibility quite in general.

Franziska Korn
Partner
Franziska Abare-Korn

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.

Manager & Head of Communications
Karyna Hornostai

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.

Julia
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.

Senior Innovator
Federica Succio

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.

Senior Growth Marketer
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.

Project Manager
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.

Innovator
Philipp Klar

With his background in professional sports, Philipp is always looking for new challenges and opportunities. In his studies, he focused on international marketing and eBusiness while becoming passionate about innovation. With his results-oriented mindset and hands-on mentality, Philipp helps our clients achieve long-term success in various innovation projects.

Veljko Zdravkovic
Digital innovation and growth expert
Veljko Zdravkovic

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.

Innovator
Nadine Begic, MSc.

Nadine is all about combining the two worlds of human behavior and innovation. Previously, she gained experience in the mobility industry in Germany and California, which further encouraged her open, communicative, and curious nature. Lastly, having worked as a Behavioral Designer, she gets people to adapt to new ideas and drives them to complete success.

Eva Zingerle
Senior Innovator
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.

Accounting
Thomas Schragner

After seven years of experience with a tax consultant, Thomas has an excellent understanding of numbers and brings a lot of know-how to the team. He manages the accounting of WhatAVenture and its company building projects to keep finances up-to-date. In addition to accounting, he supports the back office to ensure that all processes run smoothly and without obstacles.

UX/UI Designer
Lisa-Maria Schlair

With her motivated energy, Lisa-Maria always strives to create appealing interface designs, clear wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes for our clients. Thanks to numerous independently developed design projects, she immediately identifies customer needs and realizes them with enthusiasm.

Innovator
Manuel Jäger

Manuel specialized in innovation management to assist companies on their way to a successful, green future. When he’s not co-creating new ideas or ventures with our team, you can probably spot him exploring the latest tech gadgets out there. Next to his studies, Manuel gained valuable experience in the consulting and automotive sectors.

Senior Venture Architect
Franz Hinterkörner, MSc.

Having worked for international startups in Fintech & Communications, Franz always enjoys a good challenge and has a passion for building stuff from scratch. With his diverse skillset, curiosity, and ownership mentality, he supports our Venture Architecture team to drive complex projects and get things done.

Innovator
Rebecca Baranow

Having specialized in International Marketing in her studies, Rebecca supports the marketing team with portfolio companies and various other projects. Her passion for customer communication, sustainability and innovation are huge drivers in her daily work, which is also why she engages in the marketing projects of Pixofarm.

Marketing
Andreas Müller

Andy is our go-to guy when it comes to telling visual stories and bringing pictures to life. Having a background as an artist and currently finalizing his Marketing- & Salesmanagement studies, he begins his professional journey with WhatAVenture. With his passion for the camera, the self-taught video creator lets his work speak for him.

Innovator
Anna Spögler

Already during her studies, where she focused on Product Lifecycle Management, Anna gained insights into various areas of business. Today her diverse work experiences in the fields of Public Relations, Hospitality Management and Innovation, create relevant synergies. With her determined and energetic personality and open-minded attitude she quickly adapts to dynamic environments and is a great asset to all projects.

Advisory Board

Masha Ibeschitz
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.