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by Florian Kandler

I enjoy helping entrepreneurs decide if investors are right for them, which investors are the best match, how to connect with them, how to get them interested, and how to close a good funding deal. Join us today and take the first step towards securing your funding!


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About Me

I know the pains and struggles of fundraising, as well as the amazing feeling and accelerated business growth when winning the right investors.

Two of my own startups received a total of over 3,000,000 Euros from VCs and business angels.

I spent 6 months in Silicon Valley searching for investors, met dozens of investors in London, Berlin, Munich, and Vienna, and managed to secure German eCommerce billionaire Oliver Samwer (founder of Rocket Internet, Zalando, etc.) as an investor.

Since 2016, I have been supporting founders in their search for investors. I also teach at numerous startup incubators and accelerators. At various conferences, I give lectures, conduct workshops, and prepare founders for their pitch presentations. For the past five years, I have been proud to be the official startup coach for the Austrian rendition of the globally successful startup TV show known as “Shark Tank”, “Lions Den”, “Dragons Den” or “Die Höhle der Löwen”. A prime-time show featuring me aired on Austria’s top private TV station.

I have also compiled my knowledge into two books on fundraising and pitching. In over 200 podcast episodes, I have discussed and shared insights with founders, investors, and innovators. For the past nine years, I have annually published the Startup Report, a report featuring funded founders.

It brings me immense joy to support entrepreneurs with my knowledge and contacts on their path to success.

You are very welcome to join the GetFunding community. I look forward to meeting you in person soon.

Florian Kandler
– Keep up that startup spirit!

On Stage

Enjoying to share my knowledge on stage at conferences like 4Gamechangers, WU Entrepreneuship Avenue, Business Angel Summit, and Podim.

In Workshops

My own online and offline workshops for my community and for select startup accelerators

Coaching & Consulting

In small groups or one-on-one, as well as exclusive founder retreats

On TV and Live Stream

My Prime Time TV show, Media Live Streams, and on TV

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Why Accelerator Managers hire me for their Startups

Every year, Florian conducts his 'Fundraising Secrets' workshop for our Elevate Accelerator founders. With his own fundraising experience, this workshop has a strong practical focus that helps our teams prepare professionally for their investor search. Participants are also thrilled by Florian's stories and learnings from pitching for millions to investors himself. Florian's workshop is consistently one of the highest-rated among our founders. We can only recommend his valuable expertise."

Valentin Aschermann
Partner & Head of Startup Services, TheVentury (Elevate Accelerator)

Florian Kandler's fundraising workshop is a highlight for participants in our aws First Program every year. Here are some quotes from the founders: 'Flo is super experienced and generously shares his knowledge, which is extremely helpful,' 'An excellent trainer – a great workshop with many insights and valuable learnings,' 'Very helpful, as it was presented from an expert's perspective and provided insights into investors' mindsets, which are usually hard to come by. Individual questions were also specifically addressed.' We are delighted that Florian has been a part of our program for years and can recommend him at any time.

Elena Maria Tröscher
aws Creative Industries und Entrepreneurship

Florian's fundraising workshop is a staple of the "Founders Lab" by the Vienna Business Agency. He excels at preparing first-time founders for pitching to investors, drawing on his experience from his own startups that successfully secured funding. His feedback is always "on point" – participants benefit not only from his responses to their individual challenges but also from gaining a new perspective that can be applied in many other areas. Florian makes the important connections between fundraising, pitching, sales, and building a startup truly tangible. In 2020, Florian's workshop was once again voted the most popular workshop in the program by the participants.

Juila Weber Wirtschaftsagentur Wien
Julia Weber
Program Manager Startup Services, Vienna Business Agency

Early-stage high-tech startups receive intensive support in our Startup Camp of the SCALEup Incubation Program to turn a founding idea into a scalable business model. Especially in this phase, practical workshops like 'Fundraising Secrets' by Florian are crucial and highly valued by our founders. How does an investor think and act? How can I excite investors about my project? What do I need to consider in my cap table? With highly valuable, practical tips and tricks, Florian introduces our founders to the 'art' of fundraising, guiding them to conduct successful investor meetings that ultimately lead to investment deals. His workshop is one of the most popular among our founders, not least because of his unique and highly motivating presentation style. We are delighted to have Florian on board!

Brigitte Pfisterer INiTS
Brigitte Pfisterer
Program Manager, INiTS Startup Camp

Florian's workshop "Fundraising Secrets" has been one of the highest-rated workshops in our i2c Accelerator at TU Wien since 2017. What participants particularly appreciate are the concrete tips and methods that Florian shares based on his own fundraising experience. His workshops are always very engaging and entertaining. We are thrilled to have Florian on board and can only recommend him as a fundraising expert.

Alexandra Negoescu i2c TU Wien
Alexandra Negoescu
Program Manager, TU Vienna - Innovation Incubation Center


What founders liked about working with me

5 times thank you to: THANK YOU for your absolute clarity. You manage to organize the chaos in my head. THANK YOU for your insider tips on how to add an emotional touch to a pitch. THANK YOU for always making time, no matter when or where, and making me feel like I'm never a bother with any question. THANK YOU for the amazing phrasing and brilliant wordplay - since then, I no longer fear and know how to answer critical questions professionally! THANK YOU for even providing support afterward. A pitch doctor with great foresight, understanding, and a heart of gold!

Gloria Hiltmair
Founder, Seitenbunt

Florian's tips have been incredibly helpful and gave my investor outreach the perfect finishing touch. It's always great to get feedback from someone outside the company because the blind spots within the company can grow, making it hard to see certain things. Florian is very competent, very friendly, and super quick with feedback. I highly recommend Florian to everyone!

Andreas Höllmüller
Managing Director, Tastery
Philipp Lederle
Philipp LederleFounder, helpsole
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Florian's feedback on our Helpsole investor pitch was incredibly valuable. We were able to improve significantly! Thank you for your time and support!
Aydin Umutlu
Aydin UmutluFounder, Ali Cola
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What can I say... just fantastic. Direct and to the point. Constructively pointed out mistakes. Provided understandable improvement suggestions. And all in record time. Thank you, Florian.
Martin Granig
Martin GranigFounder, Monkee
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Thank you so much for your great input. Especially for tactical and strategic questions. Super valuable and on-point advice.
Jakob Feinböck
Jakob FeinböckFounder, wannarent
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I had already worked with two "coaches" before I met Florian. Yet, he still found several things we could improve. He is always available when you need quick feedback. THANK YOU, FLORIAN!
Zita Martus
Zita MartusManaging Director, Soundhorn
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Florian Kandler is very authentic and an excellent coach in this field. He has a very quick understanding and gets straight to the point. He provides brilliant tips and strategies and prepares you very well. I highly recommend him and am impressed, as his feedback is always constructive, giving you the best chance to be well-prepared! 👌

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