BRANDL TALOS advises Telos Impact on EUR 12 million Series A Financing Round of Kern Tec

 • Venture Capital & Start Ups from Roman Rericha, Stephan Strass, Adrian Zuschmann, Daniel Habich

BRANDL TALOS has advised Telos Impact as lead investor on the EUR 12 million Series A financing round of Kern Tec GmbH. The financing round was led by Telos Impact, a leading actor in impact investing, with participation from the PeakBridge Growth II Fund and the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund.

Founded in 2019, food tech company Kern Tec has developed a process to extract oils and proteins from previously unused fruit seeds. Stone fruit kernels are used as the basis for plant-based milk, yogurt, ice cream and cheese. The products are offered in Rewe stores.

» We greatly appreciate Roman's and Stephan's hands-on support throughout this financing round. We are excited to be a part of the dynamic Austrian start-up ecosystem. «
Guillaume Boury from Telos Impact

The BRANDL TALOS-deal team was led by Roman Rericha and Stephan Strass and further consisted of Adrian Zuschmann, Elena Ciresa and Daniel Habich. EIC was advised by Schönherr (Thomas Kulnigg, Clemens Pretscher); Felix Kernbichler and Philipp Herold acted as counsel to Kern Tec.

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)
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)
Daniel Habich
Associate / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Daniel is part of our team since 2022, at that time as research assistant. Since 2023 he has started working for us as associate.

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Business Law (Master of Laws 2022)
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Business Law (Bachelor of Laws 2020)