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Square One Foods

We support founders in building tomorrow's food brands and food tech companies



We invest up to 1m EUR to fund your company's growth 


Whether it is a negotiation with your production partner, a strategic rebranding or finding investors for your next capital raise - we are here to support you

Retail network

We have established partnerships with the leading retailers in the German speaking market 

Industry know-how

We are backed by one of Austria's largest food producers, Spitz. Through them, you will have access to more than 160 years of industry know-how, R&D facilities and a potential production partner 

What we do

Square One Foods is  a food and foodtech VC based in Austria.

We are actively involved in growing our portfolio companies' businesses. Through our industry background and network in the food sector we are able to offer much more than just capital.


Who we are looking for

Innovative FMCG food brands and food tech founders...
...searching for Seed or Series A funding...
...across the European continent

Our Portfolio

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Meet the team

Michael Goblirsch I Square One Foods

Michael Goblirsch


Having founded his own FMCG startup and worked for companies like P&G and Red Bull Michael has been building brands his entire career. Michael is in charge of our strong retailer network and strategic support of our companies' sales and marketing teams

Andre Schneider


Andre has been working in management consulting before co-founding Square One foods. He holds a Master in Accounting and Organizations of the London School of Economics and focuses on operational and financial topics of our portfolio companies

Andre Schneider  I Square One Foods
Walter Scherb  I Square One Foods

Walter Scherb


Walter holds a dual role as Partner at Square One Foods and CEO of one of Austria’s largest food producers, Spitz.

He has previously worked at McKinsey.

Pia Obermair


Pia has studied food & beverage production and resource management before joining Square One Foods where she supports our partners in a generalist role

Pia Obermair  I Square One Foods
  • How do I apply?
    Please send your pitch deck to Your presentation should ideally include a financial overview of your company and the main terms of the investment deal
  • What is your ticket size?
    We invest between 200K and 1m EUR
  • What stage do you invest in?
    We typically invest between the Seed and Series A stage of a startup. However, we welcome applications from earlier stages too, as it might speed up the process later
  • Do you invest outside of geographic Europe?
  • Will you sign an NDA?
    No. We receive a large number of applications each month, which makes it infeasible to engage in lengthy NDA discussions. Besides, such agreements are extremely difficult to enforce in real life and add little value
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