More than 80% of start-ups we consulted 
received at least ONE funding.

That equals more than 180 successful projects.

I am Dr. Vijay Verma, Austria's leading expert on funding for start-ups and SMEs. My team and I look forward to advising you on funding issues!

With our highly qualified technical, business, and financial experts, we help you to improve your overall project concept so that it fits perfectly to funding requirements.

When working with you, we'll follow three key steps:

1. We study your project, technical innovation, your plan for product/process development, & financial needs for next 2-5 years.

2. We investigate all funding options for you (Austria, Germany and EU) and suggest the BEST funding type for you and your project at current stage.

3. We work together to develop your project concept and prepare your grant applications.

This is how the first consultation works (duration: 50 min.)

The first meeting is a great opportunity for you:

  • Discuss your project in detail with an NDA and ask us any questions you have.
  • Talk about previous failed attempts (if any) and discuss what your next steps should be.
  • Receive feedback on your ideas, pitch, and any other relevant documents.
  • Receive a first FREE evaluation of your chances for (public) funding.
  • We support innovation driven projects in the technical, scientific, research, & creative fields.

What it is definitely NOT

  • A pitch presentation, high-pressure, high-urgency meeting.
  • A binding agreement on cooperation - you are absolutely free to decide whether you want to work with us after this first meeting.

Here are some of the companies we've worked with:

FAQ – Transparency in everything we do.

Why is one hour with Dr. Vijay Verma so valuable?

Pure value. No fluff.
Over the years, Dr. Verma has developed a unique set of skills in the field of funding. Usually, it only takes him a couple of minutes to evaluate the potential of your start-up. Within an hour you will gain deep insights on your chances and even a clear path on what to do next. There will be only one decision left for you to take once all is said and done: Will you go forward with the Dharma Funding Solutions team, or will you try it on your own?


No matter your decision: Whatever you will have learned from Dr. Verma is yours to use.

Why do we even need support to be granted a funding?

Well actually, you don't.
I would see our services as more of an insurance – you talk with us so that you are certain that none of the many funding options, available in Austria and EU, are looked over. We also ensure that your application is as good as it gets, that you have a sound funding strategy, and finally that you take the right steps, at the right time, with the right institutions. In fact, many founders try to do it "on their own" – and there is nothing wrong with that. Some succeed, some get back to us, and we are happy to work with them. Forever lost however, is the time that they invested, the frustrations they had to go through, and sometimes, you're not even allowed to apply for a specific funding more than once.

How much money do we need to invest?

We have a start-up-friendly business model, your first investment usually depends on a couple of factors.

The business model of Dharma Funding Solutions is not built on the "first funding", but on the – hopefully much larger ones after that (Series A, B, C ...). We see this first investment as a purposely-made barrier for entrepreneurs and start-up founders: If they are serious about their venture they will find a way to raise the funds they need. If they value their time and energy they probably will not spend their time making phone calls, researching, and googling for weeks just to lose their investment.

Passionate about your idea or your company? Let us support you in making your entrepreneurial visions a reality.


The best time to get in touch with us is when:

  • Your idea or project is mature enough to discuss technical facts and innovation aspects in detail.
  • You've already prepared a first pitching slide deck or business plan and can send it to us.
  • You've already (successfully or unsuccessfully) applied for funding in the past.