published 13 Feb 2015 in Austria 1 minute 58 seconds to read

Up To Eleven

After their internet gig sms.at the Pansy brothers wanted to start something new and did so with founding Up To Eleven. Meet the Graz-based company builder that is focused on mobile solutions in our Investor Pick.

About me.

I earned my first money with...
playing tennis and stringing rackets for other players at the club.

If I wouldn't be an investor I would be...
I would want to be a professional tennis player, and if this doesn't work out I'd like to be researcher/mathematician.

I get annoyed when...
People keep making the same mistakes again and again or are not well prepared during meetings.

You might not believe it, but we...
are with the same company (sms.at) for 16 years and some of our first employees are still with the company! What a great team!!

My favourite movie is...
Jerry Maguire, some very cool notes.

About passion and profession. 

My investment fund is focused on startups in...
the mobile space and who are willing to work with us on their idea and make the business grow. Check out our website for more details, it's all there.

I wouldn’t like to work anywhere else because...
Graz is a cool down with extremely high life quality. Here's my family and most of my friends. Everything is here to be successful and enjoy life at the same time.

The investment plan for the next years is...
to invest and/or found one new startup per year until 2020 and have international success with these companies.

Our business relationship with startups is characterised by...
trust, honesty and hard work that we will also bring to the table. We'd like to actively work on new ideas and support wherever we can out of our existing businesses.

Besides money I offer...
Support, technical know-how, office space, advice, good co-workers and whatever else Up to Eleven can provide as a founding platform.

About working with startups. 

We'd like to actively work on new ideas and support wherever we can out of our existing businesses.

In a startup I am looking for...
the business idea and the founderteam skills.

Characteristics a founder team should have are...
focus, determination, intelligence and execution skills.

I was most impressed by...
how Apple dominates the smartphone industry for several years by now.

I was least impressed by...
Google Glass as a consumer product.

You get most out of relationship with me when...
you just directly say what you want, let it be advice, financing or whatever. Don't talk bullshit.

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