Informatik, TU Wien

From One-Man-Show to One-Man-Show (to One-Man-Show)

i²c Founder & Investor Talk #33: Niko Alm, Founder of Super-Fi, General Counsel of VICE CEE, Nano Business Angel

Abstract

Niko Alm founded his first enterprise in 2000 during the last dying breaths of the first internet bubble. Since then he kept a good pace of approx. one new company per year, including the rooting of the international media company VICE to Austria. After a streak of establishing new companies, mergers and acquisitions, he sold most of his shareholdings to VICE and starting investing in all sorts of companies. Niko also helped to bring the new political movement NEOS to parliament and became a member of parliament in 2013. In his talk, Niko tries to find patterns of success of failures of his own ventures in the development of his startups.

Biography

Niko Alm, born in Vienna 1975, holds a master’s degree in philosophy and communication science and is founder of the creative agency Super-Fi. The company joined the international media group VICE in 2013, Alm then became CEO for the CEE region. He is also a founding member of NEOS, a
new liberal party in Austria, and has been a member of the parliament since 2013. His policy focus areas include economics (with an emphasis on start-ups), media, cultural affairs, internal affairs, net politics and space. Alm himself is also a nano-business angel.


Note

The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. No fee, but registration is required on Eventbrite.