BRANDL TALOS advises btov on investment in data analytics startup Visplore

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Vienna-based startup Visplore has received €1 million in funding from btov Partners' Industrial Technologies fund for its innovative graphical analysis software.

Visplore is primarily aimed at the manufacturing and energy industries, where it helps to visualize data in such a way that it can also be processed directly by process specialists.

BRANDL TALOS acted for btov Partners on the investor side. The team consisted of partner Roman Rericha, attorney Stephan Strass and associate Sonam Schima.

» We are very pleased that btov has trusted our expertise in this seed financing round. We are certain that there is great potential in Visplore and that this financing will advance both companies. «
Roman Rericha

Visplore was advised by Herbst Kinsky (Philipp Kinsky, Georg Durstberger, Carmen Walser) on the transaction.

With the financing from btov Partners, Visplore GmbH will expand its sales, marketing and development team to further accelerate its growth. Customers include electricity producer Verbund, paper manufacturer Mondi, research service provider AIT and RHI Magnesita.

About Visplore

Visplore GmbH was founded in June 2020 as a spin-off of the Vienna research center VRVis. Its core product is a visual analytics solution that intuitively enables Citizen Data Scientists in the industrial and energy sectors to gain new insights from big data from machines, sensors and simulations. The solution is based on 50 person-years of applied research and development that has won multiple international awards. Visplore has over 20 customers coming from Austria, Germany, and Belgium. In addition to the entry of btov Partners, Visplore GmbH is currently focusing on broadening its business model towards SMEs through a new freemium product. Further information under

About btov Partners

btov Partners, founded in 2000, is a European venture capital firm focused on digital and industrial technologies. btov’s network of entrepreneurial private investors offers their unique expertise and access to non-open investment themes and founders.

With offices in Berlin, Munich, St. Gallen and Luxembourg, the company manages assets of €450 million. The network of private investors consists of 250 experienced entrepreneurs and executives from all over Europe. Among the best-known investments are Blacklane, Data Artisans, DeepL, Facebook, Foodspring, ORCAM, Raisin, SumUp, Volocopter and XING. For more information, visit

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The team
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)
Stephan Strass
Partner / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions, BioTech & Lifescience
Stephan advises innovative start-ups, institutional and strategic investors and other companies on acquisitions, financing rounds, joint ventures and exit transactions with a focus on highly regulated industries such as life sciences, biotech and leisure & entertainment. He further specializes in commercial transactions in the life science and biotech sector, including university spin-offs, strategic collaborations, patent and technology license agreements and IP purchase transactions.

He has co-authored commentaries on the EU Merger Act and the Investment Fund Act, and is the author of many academic publications.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2015)
Harvard Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M. 2019)