The Dharma Team

A unique set of skills, a unique mindset - our team

Our team has successfully supported 180+ start-up projects over the past years – their extensive experience and resulting know-how is now also available to you. We are proud to have a combination of engineering - financial - business - impact innovation - legal - and marketing skills in our team.

Vijay Verma, CEO Dharma Funding Solutions

Dr. Vijay K. Verma


European and Austrian fundings, funding strategies, energy and environmental technologies, circular economy, high-tech, F&E

Dr. Gerhard Fresacher

Senior Advisor

Opimizing investment strategies, financial planning & controlling, company valuation, circular economy, competitor and market analysis

Klaus Förster, Senior Consultant Dharma Funding Solutions

Klaus Förster

Senior Consultant

Location manager Klagenfurt, business plan, financing, financial instruments, creative industries, circular economy, eco & sustainable business

Puneet Teja, Senior Consultant Dharma Funding Solutions

Dipl. eng. Puneet Teja

Senior Consultant

Location manager Vienna, business plan, financing, financial instruments, creative industries, banking and IT projects, circular economy, Austrian & EU funding

Dr. Jawwad Zafar

Senior Consultant

Expert in Horizon Europe, EIC Accelerator, and EIC Pathfinder Funding, circular economy, internationalization, networking

Sandeep PAHAL


Senior consultant, SME financing expert, Austrian and EU funding, circular economy                                                                                                                                                  

Emily Thornhill Praktikantin bei Dharma Funding Solutions

Emily Thornhill

Junior Consultant

Austrian funding: FFG & AWS, social media management, and sales and marketing assistance                                                      

Lisa Url Junior Consultant Dharma Funding Solutions



Austrian funding: FFG, AWS, SFG, Vienna Business Agency, etc., businessplan and investor pitches                      

Tamara Verma Office & Accounting Manager Dharma Funding Solutions



Office management, communication, accounting                                                            


Head of Bookkeeping and Finance

Austrian financing and funding: Specialisation in NPO and NGO funding, business plans, and innovation                                                

Robert Leder

Head of Sales and Marketing

Expert in marketing and sales, sales management, CRM management, and lead generation                                               

Michael Lukas

Executive Assistant to the CEO

General administrative tasks and duties, assistance in client correspondence, preparation of documents

Luka Friedmann


Assistance Austrian and international projects and funding                                                                        

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