10 Austrian Startups to Watch

Vienna at night
Vienna at night | © WienTourismus
Photo of Culture Trip
31 July 2017

Here are some of the hottest startups from Austria, from luxury restaurant delivery services, to an app with one of the world’s largest collections of bike routes.


Set up in Vienna in 2016, Byrd is a first-mile shipping service which allows customers to ship items quickly and easily. After collecting the items, the company package them and ship them with the best carrier for a small service fee. Last summer, the company secured almost €400,000 in seed money and funding and continues to grow in popularity.

Package | pixabay

Task Wunder

Task Wunder is ‘an online marketing outsourcing platform where freelancers work on tasks like landing page optimization, Facebook marketing setup, content creating and design’. The Vienna-based startup was founded in 2015 and uses checklists, videos and online courses provided by industry experts to make sure that customers get the latest art online marketing solutions that encourage revenue.


This ‘boot sale app to buy and sell beautiful things’ has millions of pre-loved items at your fingertips. Allowing users to buy and sell quickly and easily, the app is gaining a reputation for being one of Europe’s best online market places. Simple to negotiate and cleverly designed, you’ll find everything on here from vintage furniture to retro clothing. Since being launched in 2012, Shpock (‘SHop in your POCKet’) has attracted 30 million downloads in the UK, Germany, Italy, Austria, Sweden, and Norway with several million items listed in the app.



Founded in 2007 by a group of keen bike enthusiasts with aims of enhancing amazing bike tours with other cyclists, this app is used all over the world in over 80 countries. With more than 900,000 registered users, Bikemap has helped create the world’s largest collection of cycle routes. More than 1,500 routes have been created by the app’s community.

Biking remains a popular pastime in Austria | © Austrian Tourist Board


Founded in 2014, the idea for iamstudent was conceived by a group of university students who wanted to improve university life for young people. The company offers around 400,000 Austrian students the chance to improve their time studying with various offers, vouchers, games, and events.


Play.fm allows its users to discover fresh music from around the globe and connects you to all your favourite DJs and music labels. Free DJ mixes, podcasts, radio shows and live recordings are all available at your fingertips, and completely free of charge. There is also a ‘City’ feature, designed to enable you to uncover new acts and clubs in your area.


Green Rocket

This Austrian startup is the very first crowdfunding platform to specialise in sustainable energy, environment, mobility, and health. Green Rocket offers anyone the chance to invest in various selected companies, including startups and well-established brands, and benefit from their growth.


Luxury food delivery services are popping up everywhere, with companies offering the chance to enjoy your favourite restaurant’s food from the comfort of your home. Mjam is one of the fastest growing food delivery companies, operating all over Austria. The app is easy to navigate and the company offers ‘bonus points’, meaning you can save money on your next order.



Sugar alternatives are rife on the health food scene right now and this Austrian startup is right on the money. Their product, Birzenzucker, is sourced from Europe and derived from the nutrient-rich fibers of the Birkenrinde. Similar to sugar in both appearance and taste, this sweetener has all the joy of the substance without the guilt.



Featured as the best travel app by Apple, this Austrian company aims to make your adventures unforgettable, enabling you to capture, share and relive your travel moments by transforming them into digital stories. Founded in Vienna in 2014, the company has attracted more than 300,000 loyal users and has been named ‘the best online photo organising service for travellers’ by Condé Nast Traveler.

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