BRANDL TALOS advises Climentum Capital on €4.5m seed financing round of Fermify

Press release • Corporate Law & Transactions from Roman Rericha, Stephan Strass

BRANDL TALOS has advised European ClimateTech fund Climentum Capital as lead investor on the €4.5 million seed financing round of Vienna-based Fermify GmbH.

Fermify is an Austrian FoodTech company that provides a solution for in-house production of casein proteins based on precision fermentation with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The funding round was led by Climentum Capital as lead investor besides Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund, Fund F, Clima Now, Satgana Ventures and Triple Impact Ventures. These join the existing pre-seed investors Übermorgen Ventures, Backbone Ventures, PUSH Ventures and Simon Capital, who also contributed to the funding.

The BRANDL TALOS team included Roman Rericha, Stephan Strass, Elena Ciresa and Céline Dobnikar.

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)