Karl Schiller

Austria Wirtschaftsservice, Head of Seedfinancing

Karl has been working with aws (Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbH) since 2002, currently he is

Head of the High Tech Funding Scheme „Seedfinancing“. He also serves as Senior Investment Manager für High Tech Start-ups in ICT, Robotics and Sensor Systems. From 2009 to 2014 he was CEO of a privately funded academic spin-of fund. Prior to aws, Karl was Engineer for Environmental Modelling Software and Industrial Measurement Equipment.

He was Lecturer for Entrepreneurship at the Technical University of Vienna and Member of the Advisory Board of the Lower Austrian High Tech Incubator.

Karl holds a Master Degree of the Vienna University of Economics and Business and is a graduate in Applied Science for Electronics and Telecommunications (TGM, Vienna)

aws is Austria’s federal promotional bank and helps companies to establish, develop their business and to fund their investments by offering low-interest loans, grants, guarantees, equity, know-how, consulting and other services. The Federal Ministry Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) and the Federal Minitstry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) act as owner representatives.