BRANDL TALOS advises Fretello on seed financing round

Article • Corporate Law & Transactions from Markus Arzt, Adrian Zuschmann, Elena Ciresa

BRANDL TALOS has advised Fretello GmbH on its EUR 3 million seed financing round.

In addition to the existing investors, which include Runtastic co-founder Alfred Luger, OÖ HightechFonds and Pioneers Ventures (startup300), the Finnish VC fund Sparkmind, Tractive co-founders Michael Tschernuth and Michael Lettner and other investors also participated in the new financing round.

The Linz-based start-up operates a digital guitar learning app that can be used on a smartphone, tablet or computer and uses artificial intelligence and augmented reality to analyse aspects such as pitch, tempo and playing technique. The fresh capital will now go towards expanding the learning offering and signing partnerships in the global music trade.

The BRANDL TALOS team consisted of Markus Arzt, Adrian Zuschmann and Elena Ciresa.

The team
Markus Arzt
Partner / Fund Formation, Capital Markets, Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
In recent years, Markus has spearheaded various large international transactions and is a respected venture capital and private equity expert.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Mag. iur. 2012)
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)
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)