The fund and financial data provider Mountain-View Data, which works not only with ESG data but also with data on cryptocurrencies is the new entrepreneurial home of former Telecom and Austrian Agriculture Minister Elisabeth Koestinger. The latter left politics in May 2022 as one of the closest confidants of former Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
As of September 1, she will now head the Austrian fintech company Mountain-View Data. The interesting thing about the data company is: It belongs to the group of companies owned by Christian Baha, who also owns the hedgefund Superfund. There, former Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel became CEO after leaving politics. Meanwhile, former Chancellor Kurz has joined the ranks of entrepreneurs and startup investors, working for Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel.
“Mountain-View Data makes an investment volume of 7.5 trillion euros transparent through its database and thus makes an important contribution to steering financial flows in a sustainable direction,” Koestinger said in a statement. “My goal is to drive the international expansion of Mountain-View Data and make it globally successful.” Banks would use the database on funds and ETFs, insurance companies and another financial service: providers. They would get ratings from over 10,000 multinationals and more than 55,000 mutual funds.