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OUR TEAM

  • ANDREAS ARQUIN

    Partner & CFO

    Andreas is a 'Serial CFO' and legal expert and he is also is the CFO at Falkensteiner South Tyrol and Partner & Managing Director at Falk Tours. He is internationally experienced in Finance & Controlling from startups to consolidated balance sheets, even being part of a successful startup exit recently. He holds a number of CFO and Board roles in startups and grownups.

  • BEAT BLASER

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

    Beat knows European tourism inside out, until 2018 as Managing Director of Thomas Cook International where he built a lean tour operator hub within the TC Group for their source markets DE/AT/CH/BE/NL/FR/PL/CZ/HU & UK/IE. He has led the B2B bed bank Medhotels.com and has extensive partnering experience, e.g. through a strategic alliance with Expedia. Next to his role as Managing Partner in Falkensteiner Ventures, he is a Board Member in several startup and grownunp companies.

  • ERICH FALKENSTEINER

    Hotelier, Host, Chairman, Entrepreneur

    Erich is the founder, chairman and co-owner of FMTG Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group which includes 30+ Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences in 7 countries and more than 20 other companies. He is a gifted doer-type and networker, a founder since he was 19 years old and has been an Angel Investor for several years.

  • INGRID SILGINER

    Office, Communications, Dealflow Manager

    Ingrid acts as the connecting link between all stakeholders. Owing to her studies in economics, health and sports tourism, she brings most recent theoretical knowledge to the table. Ingrid rounds off the Falkensteiner Ventures team, where experience meets dynamic creativity. She knows the needs and difficulties with which young people are confronted during project realization where she mediates between specialists and creative minds.

  • SONJA MAZANEC

    Chief Investment Officer

    As a direct import from international financial markets, where she invested in stocks, bonds and alternative assets, Sonja joined the Falkensteiner Ventures team in 2020. Sonja has a sense for the right opportunities at the right time, which she was able to demonstrate as a top-in-peergroup fund manager of an emerging market corporate fund, as well as in tactical and strategic asset allocation decisions covering all asset classes as part of her work as lead portfolio manager in one of the largest European family offices. The startup world, especially in the area of ​​the main focus of Falkensteiner Ventures, is the next big opportunity that, in Sonja's opinion, should not be missed out: "Valuations are at the moment cheaper than ever and digitalization in the sector is still in its infancy, it’s time to get into the driving seat and accelerate innovation. Of course, there is probably no one better suited for this than the Falkensteiner Ventures team with their unique spirit, which impressed me from beginning, their expertise and international network. " Sonja is responsible for the risk-adjusted portfolio construction, optimization of KPIs of the portfolio companies as well as supporting them to more growth and success. Beyond that, Sonja is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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