About this Program
We focus our investments on seed- and early-stage startups with almost no restriction regarding industry and deliver smart capital within all areas of business.
Our Investment Focus
We look for early phase startups that intend to deliver disruptive, innovative and inspiring products and services to high potential markets. Our ethical standards prevents us from investing in tobacco, alcohol, gambling, or the weapons industries. Due to the complex nature of the sector, we also make no investments in biotechnology. Otherwise we have no restriction in regards to industries. We are open to both B2C and B2B focus. Normal ticket sizes range between EUR 100K to 500K. We further provide a broad network of co-investors.
Criterias for evaluation are: team, idea, business model, market, product & timing, intellectual property, sales, go-to-market strategy, KPIs, revenues, capital needs and evaluation.
We are looking for people with visionary ideas and the exceptional willpower it takes to see them through to actualization. When we make a decision in favor of a team and an idea, it‘s because we truly believe in them.
We support and encourage our partners so they can give their best to establish the idea profitably in the marketplace. We see our primary task in the provision of capital, in strategic consulting and in professional and technical support. AC & Friends supports the buildup and development of networks that are inspiring and helpful in both word and deed. We can also enable the use of industrial facilities and office space if needed. That is, we guide our startups within all areas of business.
Fun and satisfaction at work are important as they encourage togetherness with regard to the shared objective. We enable our partners to concentrate on what inspires them and what they are good at. The result is a value-based partnership with long-term involvement for the mutual benefit of both partners. The focus is always on the long-term success of the idea and the people that are behind it.
Our headquarter is in Vienna, Austria but we also have an office in New York, USA.
Contact us here at Gust or over www.acandfriends.at
- Business Products
- Business Services
- Clean Technology
- Computers and Peripherals
- Consumer Products
- Consumer Services
- Electronics / Instrumentation
- Financial Services
- Healthcare Services
- Internet / Web Services
- IT Services
- Medical Devices and Equipment
- Networking and Equipment