Brandl Talos advises aws Gründerfonds on its investment in the Viennese start-up Rendity

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Vienna, November 12, 2020 – aws Gründerfonds joins Vienna-based start-up Rendity as lead investor in a €1.8 million seed financing round with other investors from the real estate industry. Rendity operates a real estate investment platform that enables small investors as well as institutional investors to invest in real estate.

The demand for crowdinvesting models has been increasing for years and is becoming more and more popular. On the Rendity platform, private customers can invest in a real estate project from an amount of 500 euros. There are also offers for institutional investors. In addition to new construction projects, there will also be financing models for existing properties in the future. Since its inception, the company has financed more than 80 real estate projects with an average term of 28 months and an annual return of 6.1 percent for investors. As a result, real estate projects in Germany and Austria with a total volume of 455 million euros have been realized in recent years.

The investment by aws Gründerfonds and the real estate experts will be used to finance the company’s international growth, in particular its expansion into Germany. The Brandl Talos transaction team was formed by Markus Arzt and Christina Bernhart.

» We are very pleased that aws Gründerfonds relied on our expertise for this investment. Real estate crowdinvesting is in vogue and Rendity offers a convincing and user-friendly solution for this. We hope that the capital will enable Rendity to successfully continue its growth and expansion course. «
Markus Arzt

About Rendity

Founded by Lukas Müller, Tobias Leodolter and Paul Brezina, the company enables online real estate investments starting at 500 euros. Rendity offers private and institutional investors real estate projects in urban locations from renowned project partners. The platform enables simple and direct project financing with short terms and no fees.

About aws Gründerfonds

The aws Gründerfonds is an Austrian venture capital company and has investment capital of around 70 million euros at its disposal. The investment focus is on Austrian startups with high growth potential for seed and follow-on financing in the startup and early growth phase (Later Seed and Series-A). Co-investors from the international network are actively involved. The aws Gründerfonds sees itself as a long-term, stable partner and offers entrepreneurial venture capital with active support. So far, together with co-investors, more than 323 million euros have been invested in 36 investments in the areas of digital, deep tech & industry and life science, and numerous exits have been successfully completed.

The team
Christina Bernhart
 / Venture Capital & Start Ups, Corporate Law & Transactions
Christina has been part of our team since 2018.

University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Magistra iuris 2015)
Markus Arzt
 / 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)