BRANDL TALOS advised KOMPAS on its Series A investment in prewave

Press release • Venture Capital & Start Ups from Elena Ciresa, Adrian Zuschmann, Roman Rericha, Raphael Toman

Prewave just announced its 11m Series A funding round. It was co-led by KOMPAS, a Danish based venture capital firm focusing on businesses that accelerate the digital transformation and industrial automation across the built environment, and Ventech.

Further, pre-wave’s early-stage investors aws Gründerfonds, IST cube, seed + speed, Segnalita, Speedinvest and Working Capital Fund participated in the round. Prewave is a spin-off from Vienna University of Technology and was founded in 2017 by Dr. Lisa Smith and Harald Nitschinger. The company uses an AI-powered platform to analyse millions of online sources in more than fifty languages to find, categorise and directly address the risks that might impact supply chains.

A team from BRANDL TALOS led by Roman Rericha with the support of Adrian Zuschmann, Elena Ciresa and Raphael Toman advised lead-investor KOMPAS in relation to the transaction. Ventech has been advised by Herbst Kinsky (Philipp Kinsky and Angelika Kurz) and Prewave by WMWP Rechtsanwälte (Paul Koppenwallner).

The team
Elena Ciresa
Associate / Corporate Law & Transactions, Venture Capital & Start Ups
Elena is part of our team since 2019, at that time as research assistant. Since 2021 she has started working for us as associate.
University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Magistra iuris 2021)
Adrian Zuschmann
Attorney at Law / Corporate Law & Transactions, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Fund Formation
Adrian advises and represents Austrian and international institutional and strategic investors, founders and (start-up) companies in the context of financing rounds, M&A, investments in portfolio companies and exit transactions.

A second focus is advising Austrian fund initiatives on the formation and structuring of funds as well as in connection with their ongoing operational matters.

Queen Mary University of London (MSc Law & Finance 2020)
University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Magister iuris 2015)
Roman Rericha
Partner / Fund Formation, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Roman represents clients in complex cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Austrian and international venture capital funds regularly turn to him for assisting with investments in Austria. His expert advice also guides start-ups through large-scale financing rounds.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2005),
Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics, (Mag. rer.soc.oec. 2007)
Raphael Toman
Associated Partner / Legal Tech, IP & Data Protection, Regulatory, Capital Markets, Compliance & Internal Investigations, Banking, Insurance and Securities Regulation Law
Raphael advises financial services providers in proceedings before civil and administrative courts, as well as on regulatory issues, money laundering prevention, sanctions and cryptocurrencies. He also represents clients from various industries in (cross-border) litigation. Furthermore, he supports companies on data protection and is the data protection officer of a biotech company and an international sports association.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2011, Dr. iur. 2019)
New York University, University of Vienna academic excellence scholarship (LL.M. 2017)
admitted to the New York bar (2017)
Stagiaire at the International Chamber of Commerce (2018)