Break out of the periphery

Steep helps pre-venture tech companies in peripheral European ecosystems break out and build global businesses.

Defy the odds

Steep helps pre-venture tech companies in peripheral European ecosystems break out and build global businesses.

The curse of the periphery

Breakout companies can be started from anywhere. But even with the emergence of remote companies, smart capital, talent & expertise will gravitate towards the center. Founders from the periphery, especially those without a pre-existing network, face a higher bar and need to work much harder to defy the odds.

Steep bridges the gap…

Hands-on Sparring

We roll up our sleeves and serve as a true sparring partner across a wide set of topics (go-to-market, marketing, product, HR, finance, legal, etc.).

Market Access

We do our best to dig our network for bizdev opportunities and provide active support on developing the right sales strategies.

Global Capital

Once we're in, we actively help craft plans for follow-up funding and access the best VCs from Europe and other markets.

Backing outstanding founders pre-venture

We invest in outstanding founders. Qualities we look for are thoughtfulness, ambition, drive, perseverance, and focus.

We invest pre-venture in SaaS, Marketplace & Deep-Tech businesses, and we are highly interested in projects driving the spread and adoption of the open and decentralized economy.

We're sector agnostic as long as we have strong affinity for the product and the cause.

Robert Hegedüs

Robert Hegedüs

Robert has been helping talented tech founders from peripheral European markets for years and has been instrumental in getting companies such as Bitrise and SEON off the ground. Robert is based in Vienna and cultivates a vast network in the regional and wider European VC and entrepreneurial community.

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavor, Robert had spent nearly 10 years in management consulting. Working at the The Boston Consulting Group, he focused on helping banks across Europe and the Middle East deal with challenges in a number of strategic domains.

Robert is a guy from the periphery himself having spent his childhood in rural, communist Hungary.

We are based in Vienna, Austria.
But we are all over the place :-)

info@steep.vc