The History

Entrepreneurs Since 13 Generations
The history of the family Saidler and the firm Saidler & Co. are closely intertwined. The ancestry of the family – and its entrepreneurial legacy – can be traced back for 13 generations to the countries of the former Habsburgian imperial and royal monarchy (k.u.k monarchy), in particular to Austria and the Czech Republic.

“straw hat factory” by Wenzel Saidler in the year 1862 in Vienna.
“straw hat factory” by Wenzel Saidler in the year 1862 in Vienna.

History of Funding Disruptive Entrepreneurs
Saidler & Co. was founded on the family’s long investing history of backing entrepreneurs whom the family felt were ahead of their times. Through the family’s own entrepreneurial tradition and expertise in technology, Saidler & Co. developed an appetite to back the most disruptive businesses and take calculated risks on technological innovations with the potential to reshape industries.

Saidler & Co. Are Long-Term Investors
Saidler & Co. are long-term investors. We believe that the key measure of our success is the shareholder value we create over the long-term. We have and will continue to make bold investment decisions focussed on the long-term proliferation of disruptive technologies, rather  than short-term profitability aspirations. We plan for generations and measure success in terms of years, not quarters, enabling our portfolio companies to focus on generating attractive returns over the long-term.