Constantia New Business is the corporate venturing arm of Constantia Industries, a conglomerate, headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The group is privately owned and run, with a strong sense for diversification and international outlook. The group companies sell amongst others to the construction, aviation, sports, electronics and energy industries. Here you can find out more about  Constantia Industries


We want to work with you if you are part of an outstanding and passionate team working on new products which will change your industry. We would want your company to be headquartered in Europe, addressing a B2B market having first references. We prefer ideas from the following areas:
Performance Materials

We are looking for materials in new and old industrial processes and application areas offering technological, economic and ecological benefits to existing solutions.
Advanced Manufacturing

Emerging technologies allow new ways to manufacture existing products. We are interested in ideas that shape the value chains and factories of the future.
Information Technology

Information and Communication Technologies revolutionise the way we live and work.
We are specifically interested in scenarios where IT is transforming other industries.
Social Business

We want to work with teams that address societal problems with entrepreneurial means.


We are very proud to have already started to work with a number of young companies driven by highly motivated teams.


An experienced and highly motivated team, access to a great network, possibilities to meet other entrepreneurs, and help whenever you need it are only a few of Constantia New Business’ advantages.
Long-term orientation

We understand that things take time. In contrast to most investors we do not need to exit our investments within a certain period of time.
Hands-on mentality

The team members come from different specialist fields and have a strong operational track record in their areas. We offer the support of a committed, passionate, and inspiring team.
Peer learning

We provide a framework which makes sharing of knowledge, ideas, and experience with other portfolio companies possible.
International Network

We offer access to an international network of potential partners, customers, and suppliers. In addition, our own group companies can occasional serve as such.


  • “Constantia New Business has been a great partner since the early beginning of bitmovin, and contributed a lot to our success. Their team has a great expertise in various areas, and is always very supportive.”

    Stefan Lederer, CEO bitmovin

  • “Finally an Austrian industry group that not only decided to invest in startups but also very actively foster and develop them further by offering the support of a dedicated, professional and passionate team!”

    Jürgen Jelly, Co-Founder Acticell

  • "The collaboration with the team from CNB was always in a true partnership spirit. Also in difficult times, we found support and a solution oriented approach. To work with them, was one of the best chances, we were able to take."

    Verena Pröschel, Co-Founder MyOma


The team of Constantia New Business comprises executives and entrepreneurs from many different fields. Due to many years of experience we can offer vast functional knowledge and support when needed. All act as Investment Managers. 
Klaus Engelhart
Sabine Fleischmann
Operational Excellence
Thomas Lach
Venture Partner, Berlin
Arno Langwieser
Transactions & Finance
Philipp Thurn und Taxis
Managing Director


We value outstanding talent and strive for excellence in what we do – and we are always happy to welcome new talent with entrepreneurial spirit at Constantia New Business or at one of our portfolio companies. If you are interested, send your curriculum vitae in confidence to: cv-cnb@ciag.at
Our current open Positions:

Investment Manager High Tech Start Ups

If you enjoy innovation and technology as well as performing in an entrepreneurial environment please click here for further information.


In this section we want to primarily focus on the core of our work: our portfolio companies and what is happening there.
Bitmovin grabs $10.3m in its Series A round
September, 2016

The company has just completed a $10.3 million Series A round of funding led by Atomico to accelerate development of Bitmovin’s adaptive streaming tech on new mediums like VR.
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Gewinn Franchise-Test: Bistrobox
June, 2016

BistroBox bietet nicht nur Pizza und Snacks, sondern auch einen Treffpunkt für Jugendliche. Eine interessante Idee, die noch Franchise Partner sucht.
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Saubere Jeans, die keinem schaden
May, 2016

Heimische Forscher fanden eine Methode, um den indigoblauen Jeansstoff umwelt- und gesundheitsschonend zu bleichen und gründeten die Firma Acticell.
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Startups gestalten die Industrie 4.0
May, 2016

Die Gewinner des Startup Pitches @ Young Tech Enterprises der HANNOVER MESSE stehen fest.
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Bitmovin at the NAB Show in Las Vegas
April, 2016

Bitmovin will be exhibiting at NAB Show in Las Vegas. New: HLS in HTML5! and talk about "Live transcoding and streaming-as-a-service with low delay and high QoE”
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European Space Agency is testing SWISSto12 antennas
March, 2016

A prototype 3D-printed antenna being put to work in ESA’s Compact Antenna Test Facility, a shielded chamber for antenna and radio-frequency testing. 
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Bistrobox und Constantia New Business
March, 2016

Die Geschäftsbereiche der Constantia Industries sind breit gefächert. Mit den Start-ups, wie der Bistrobox wird das Spektrum erweitert.
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Cooperation between DataImage and siOPTICA
February, 2016

DataImage and siOPTICA cooperate to bring the Latest Privacy Technology to the Market being shown at Embedded World Show
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venture leader SWISSto12 closes Series A
January, 2016

The venture leader USA SWISSto12 announces the closing of a Series A financing round with lead investor Constantia New Business GmbH.
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Gründer von myOMA im Handarbeitsrausch
November, 2015

Der „Do it yourself“-Markt boomt: Das Angebot reicht von Mützen – natürlich handgemacht – bis hin zu Erklärvideos im Internet.
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siOPTICA wins Constantia New Business as Investor
September, 2015

 Jena based siOPTICA GmbH has signed a shareholder
agreement with Constantia New Business GmbH
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siOPTICA Finalist for Red Herring Top 100 EU award
April, 2015

 siOPTICA GmbH has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award which honors the year’s most promising European private technology ventures.
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bitcodin.com successfully launched
March, 2015

bitcodin.com, a high-performance adaptive bitrate transcoding and streaming platform, launches the world’s fastest cloud-transcoding service
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Constantia investiert in  WPX Faserkeramik GmbH
December, 2014

Die Constantia New Business GmbH unterzeichnet den Beteiligungsvertrag mit WPX Faserkeramik GmbH für eine Series-A-Finanzierung in siebenstelliger Höhe.
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GTD und WPX verkünden Vertriebskooperation
October, 2014

WPX Faserkeramik GmbH und die GTD Graphit Technologie GmbH geben Partnerschaft bekannt.
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Speedinvest und Constantia steigen bei Bitmovin ein
August, 2014

 Der Streaming-Pionier Bitmovin angelt sich mit Speedinvest und Constantia Industries prominente Investoren. Constantia Industries beteiligt sich mit 13,15 Prozent.
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myOMA - wo Senioren auf Bestellung stricken
July, 2014

Ein deutsches Unternehmen setzt auf strickende Omas - und auf einen Opa. Jetzt werden helfende Hände in Österreich gesucht.
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We would like to hear from you if you want to work with us or with one of our portfolio companies. 
If you are part of a great team and you are attracted by some of the verbiage above, then send your business plan summary to:

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