The European Venture Fund that backs
gender-diverse founder teams.

The biggest opportunity in European tech?
Gender-diverse founder teams.

who we invest in

We are true believers in the power of diversity. It leads to better results, better performance and a more inclusive future.

Our key investment criteria are:

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teams with at least one female co-founder

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digital and scalable business models

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pre-seed & seed stage with first traction

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founded and based anywhere in Europe

our investment strategy

We invest in gender-diverse founder teams who are solving the biggest challenges of the 21st century.

As a team, we are convinced that technology will continue to define how we all live, work & interact with each other. Hence we invest in companies that address a huge market, while they create an impact by improving the lives of millions of people.

we focus on

  • ClimateTech

  • FemTech & HealthTech

  • FinTech & InsurTech

  • HR Tech

We are a sector-agnostic fund, that specializes on industries that directly contribute to the progress of humanity, with a focus on the above listed industries.We also consider investing outside these focus areas in selected cases.

we are founders ourselves

Fund F is part of the Female Founders ecosystem

With Female Founders, we have built Europe's leading player for women in tech & innovation, reaching over 60k people.
For the past years, we have been working with founders, operators, investors & entrepreneurial leaders - driven by our vision of creating an equal future through equal opportunities in tech.
For us, the purpose of technology is to help humanity to move forward and therefore to improve all our lives. To ensure that everyone can benefit from this technological progress, it's become our mission to foster diversity & inclusion in the European Tech Ecosystem.We are based in Vienna 🇦🇹, Europe's hub for female entrepreneurship.

how we work with our founders

Building a company is one of the most exciting adventures you can go on.
In good times and bad times, we're just one phone call away ☎️

In everything we do, we put people first: We are guided by strong values and do everything we can to support the founders we work with. We truly care about your success and will accompany you along your entrepreneurial career.

Fund F GmbH
Stiftgasse 21/28
Vienna, Austria
© Fund F GmbH

Imprint

Information according to Article 14 Corporate Code (Unternehmensgesetzbuch), Article 5 Para. 1 E-Commerce Act (E-Commerce-Gesetz) and disclosure according to Article 25 Media Act (Mediengesetz).This website is operated by Fund F GmbH, Stiftgasse 21/28, 1070 Vienna, Austria and is designed to provide information about the company, investment funds, securities, capital markets and investments.The content of this website is solely for informational purposes and may not be construed as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained on this website constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer (or an invitation to offer) to buy or sell any shares or other rights in any Fund F alternative investment fund. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy, topicality and completeness of the content of this website, to the extent legally permissible, no guarantee is given and neither Fund F nor any of its affiliates can be held liable for any information contained herein. In particular, the content hereof is subject to further assessment and updating.Published by / media owner / Company Name:
Fund F GmbH
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Contact details:
Stiftgasse 21/28
A-1070 Vienna
Tel: +43 677 610 42 42 7
Email: office@fund-f.com
Website: www.fund-f.com
Commercial Register Court:
Commercial Court Vienna
Commercial Register Number: FN 565719s
Based in: Political municipality Vienna
VAT-Number: ATU77531547
Object of the Company:
Administration and management of companies and businesses; Administration and management of alternative investment funds (“AIF”), in particular in the form of European Venture Capital Funds (“EuVECA Funds”):
Fund F GmbH is registered as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager pursuant to Article 1 Para. 5 Austrian Alternative Investment Fund Managers Act (AIFMG) and as EuVECA Fund Manager pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 345/2013 on European Venture Capital Funds.Managing Directors:
Lisa-Marie Fassl, MSc
Nina Maria Wöss, MSc
Supervisory authority in Austria:
Financial Market Authority (FMA)
Securities Supervision
Otto-Wagner-Platz 5A-1090 Vienna
Website: www.fma.gv.at
Shareholders:
Lisa-Marie Fassl, MSc (50 %)
Nina Maria Wöss, MSc (50%)

Sustainability Risks

Summary
Fund F GmbH (“Fund F”) considers sustainability risks as part of its investment decision-making process. Sustainability risks are environmental, social or governance events or conditions, the occurrence of which could have an actual or potential material adverse effect on the value of the investment. Fund F considers sustainability risks as part of the due diligence process prior to any investment. This also includes an assessment of sustainability risks. Such assessment is being conducted using a questionnaire. The results of such assessment are taken into account when the investment decision is being taken. Fund F remains free in its decision to refrain from investing or to invest despite sustainability risks in which case Fund F can also apply measures to reduce or mitigate any sustainability risks. At all times, Fund F will apply the principle of proportionality taking due account of the strategic relevance of an investment as well as its transactional context.
Principal adverse sustainability impacts statement
Fund F considers principal adverse impacts of its investment decisions on sustainability factors before and after investments. Sustainability factors mean environmental, social and employee concerns, respect for human rights and the fight against corruption and bribery. No sustainability indicators are currently used. Fund F collects information regarding principal adverse impacts from portfolio companies using a questionnaire prior to the investment as well as on an ongoing basis. This principal adverse impact statement dates as of October 24, 2022.
Description of principal adverse sustainability impacts
Fund F has not identified any adverse sustainability impacts related to its investments to date.
Description of policies to identify and prioritise principal adverse sustainability impacts
Prior to any investment, Fund F conducts due diligence. Part of this due diligence includes checking whether the investment could have a negative impact on sustainability factors. This check is performed using a checklist. The necessary information is obtained from the respective portfolio company. After an investment, i.e., during the holding period, a check is carried out at regular intervals to determine whether there have been or could be any adverse effects on sustainability factors. This review is carried out annually based on a checklist. In addition, the portfolio companies are expected to notify Fund F in writing on an ad hoc basis if any adverse effects on sustainability factors become apparent. If adverse effects on sustainability factors are identified before or after an investment, they are taken into account in light of the circumstances of the individual case, in particular considering other impacts of the investment, its size, strategic importance and transactional context.
Engagement policies
Fund F decides at its sole discretion whether or not to make an investment in light of principal adverse impacts on sustainability factors, and Fund F may apply risk mitigation measures where appropriate. Fund F organizes an onboarding session for each portfolio company it invests in. During such onboarding sessions Fund F discusses with and explains to the management of those portfolio companies how they can incorporate and implement consideration of adverse impacts into their daily operations.
References to international standards
Fund F is not a member of any international bodies, organizations or required by any national or international convention or standard to comply with any further requirements.
Sustainability-related disclosures
Fund F EuVECA GmbH & Co KG (the “Fund”) incorporates ESG principles within its investment processes and within its monitoring processes.
No sustainable investment objective
Sustainable investment is not an objective of the Fund.
Environmental or social characteristics of the financial product
The Fund shall not finance any of the following activities:
a) The production of, and trade in, tobacco, vaping products, e-cigarettes and related products;
b) The financing and production of, and trade in, weapons and ammunition of any kind, it being understood that this restriction does not apply to the extent such activities are part of or accessory to explicit European Union policies; and
c) Casinos and equivalent enterprises.
Investment Strategy
The Fund shall generally invest in tech start-ups with a digital and highly scalable business as well as comprising founding teams with initially at least one female co-founder.
Proportion of investments
The Fund does not invest a fixed percentage in portfolio companies aligned with environmental and/or social characteristics. The Fund will invest fully in line with its investment strategy. No portion of the Fund’s capital will be allocated to other asset classes.
Monitoring of environmental or social characteristics
Fund F monitors for the Fund ESG compliance on an ongoing basis. On an annual basis, Fund F provides its portfolio companies with a questionnaire to assess any potential or existing adverse sustainability impacts. Fund F carefully reviews such completed questionnaires upon receipt. Furthermore, Fund F will apply best efforts when negotiating an investment into a portfolio company, to reach a side letter agreement requiring the portfolio company to notify Fund F in writing on an ad hoc basis if any adverse effects on sustainability factors become apparent. In such cases, Fund F reviews all information provided ad hoc by the portfolio companies and determines in its sole discretion whether any actions need to be taken to address any potential or existing adverse impacts.
Methodologies
Currently, the methodologies applied comprise of collecting information via a questionnaire from the portfolio companies either prior to the investment, i.e. within the due diligence process, or following the investment. Additionally, Fund F will apply best efforts when negotiating an investment into a portfolio company, to reach a side letter agreement requiring the portfolio company to notify Fund F in writing on an ad hoc basis if any adverse effects on sustainability factors become apparent. There is currently no quantitative measurement with regard to environmental or social characteristics and no sustainability indicators are currently used.
Data sources and processing
The questionnaire is completed by the portfolio company. Further research and investigation by Fund F is not being conducted regularly.
Limitations to methodologies and data
The Information collected via the questionnaire as part of Fund F’s due diligence on behalf of the Fund is externally verified only if and to the extent misrepresentations are suspected. Thus, it cannot be ruled out completely that false information may remain undetected in certain cases. As the Fund’s investment is made for several years, Fund F considers it a priority to establish and maintain a trust within a good working relationship with the portfolio company as a safeguard in light of the limitations described in this section.
Due Diligence
Initially, the assessment of how the Fund’s investment in the portfolio company relates to the environmental or social characteristics mentioned above is carried out as part of the due diligence process using a questionnaire. Via the questionnaire, qualitative statements of an environmental or social nature or relating to corporate governance are requested from the portfolio companies and then taken into account in the investment decision-making process. The findings relating to the environmental or social or governance aspects are non-binding and being considered in light of all circumstances including the size of the investment, its strategic importance, its envisaged trajectory as well as the transactional context.
Engagement policies
Should Fund F on behalf of the Fund determine any potential issues relating the environmental or social characteristics, it will engage the portfolio company’s manager in discussions (e.g. in board meetings) with a view to resolving, reducing or mitigating such effects, provided that such efforts will always remain within a scope considered by Fund F in its absolute discretion to be proportionate in light of the size and strategic importance of the respective investment in the portfolio companies and shall take into account the respective bargaining positions and transactional context.