We are expanding our team and offering various positions. Our main locations are
Vienna, Austria, and Berlin, Germany, but we enable all of our team-members to work remotely full-time. We are a small fund, so every team member plays an active role in deals from start to finish.
If you join our fund you will be part of everything: deal-sourcing, due diligence and investment processes as well as providing operational support to our existing portfolio.
Calm/Storm is a boutique venture capital firm and exclusive founder network, investing in super early-stage technology startups. The fund is managed by Lucanus Polagnoli, formerly General Partner at Speedinvest and Michael Ströck, serial entrepreneur and Y Combinator alumnus. Cornerstone investor is super-business-angel Hansi Hansmann, who was the first investor in Runtastic (sold to Adidas) and mySugr (sold to Roche).
We invest in purpose driven founders changing our life, health and well-being for the better. Writing initial checks between EUR 50k and 250K we focus on Pre-Seed but will also co-invest in Seed and Series-A rounds. Our investments clearly show our focus on digital health, but following our thesis to primarily invest in founder personalities, we are able to invest in all other industries. Some of our most prominent investments therefore include Second Nature, Doctorly and Kiko.
We believe in lifelong learning and personal growth and empower entrepreneurs with unique access to experienced founders, our “Supporting Partners”. Together we have built the Calm/Storm Academy, where we support portfolio founders to calm their storm of early stage startup life. The Academy is structured similarly to Y Combinator’s Founder School.
We are a very diverse team. Believing in lifelong learning and personal growth we empower our team-members to make the best of themselves. We want to encourage applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply processing all applications without regard to gender, nationality, race, color, religion, age, disability status, sexual orientation or marital status.