B&C Innovation Investments

Investments in technical and industrial innovations

2021 Houska Prize

Submission open from 1 January to 31 March 2021

The B&C Innovation Investments

B&C Innovation Investments GmbH (BCII) invests in innovative technology-based growth companies of relevance to the industrial sector and therefore ‘old economy’.

We focus on companies with highly committed founder teams, who we support as an investor and active shareholder.

Through the activities of BCII, the B&C Group, in addition to its majority shareholdings in AMAG, Lenzing and Semperit and its long-standing activities in funding scientific research, also contributes to promoting Austria as an attractive business location.

BCII’s investments focus on founding teams that pursue business models with innovation and technological at their core and targeting promising growth opportunities. The aim of BCII is to support founding teams not only with capital, but also by connecting them with well-established companies and strengthening their position on the market.

BCII does not pursue stringent exit strategies for its investments. It is open to long-term partnerships with growth companies given a clear perspective on future valuation increase.

 

The BCII Investments

Investment criteria

  • Start-ups with a technology-related and/or innovative business model and that have relevance to existing industrial companies (‘old economy’)
  • Stage of maturity: advanced product development, product soon to be or already launched, pre-expansion
  • Capital requirement (range): > EUR ~ 1.0 million
  • Strong founding teams looking for long-term partners with sufficient capital resources
  • BCII is open to participating in (multiple) follow-on rounds given a clear perspective on future valuation increase

Are we the right partner for you?

If your business is connected with industrial tech innovations, you are looking for a strong partner, and you think that your company meets the criteria above, we look forward to hearing from you.

The BCII Team

Thomas Zimpfer

Petra Preining