Venture Kick is a philanthropic three stage funding model initiated to support Swiss startups with enough funding to kick-start their entrepreneurial success. Startups can qualify to receive up to CHF 150,000 in start capital, and an opportunity for an additional CH 850,000 in equity funding from the Kick Fund. After each stage, promising entrepreneurs are also offered professional guidance in developing their business through the 2-day kickers camps and connection to an incredible network.
For a business idea with high potential and an entrepreneurial and driven team, get your lauching kick up to CHF 1,000,000+ through Venture Kick, Innobooster and the Kick Fund.
Learn from proven entrepreneurs how to structure your pitch and to develop your business. You will be guided to successfully approach customers and to close deals with investors.
Get exposed to the greatest network of investors and industry innovation experts in Switzerland. You’ll get substantial media coverage on top to attract even more investors.
university spin-offs, financing, grants, venture capital
Verve Ventures is a network and technology-driven venture capital firm based in Switzerland. Founded in 2010 by Steffen Wagner and Lukas Weber, Verve Ventures has grown to 50 team members and has become one of the most active venture investors in Europe with around 150 science and technology-driven startups in its portfolio. A dozen investment professionals identify the most promising digital, tangible and health & bio startups. Selected private and institutional investors get access to investment opportunities through a digital platform. The company invests EUR 0.5 million to several million from Seed Stage onward in startups across Europe. Verve Ventures’ dedicated team helps startups with their most pressing needs such as hiring, client introductions and an expert network of high-profile individuals.
Financing of high tech startups from Seed stage onward
SICTIC connects Swiss technology startups with smart money investors.
Angel Investing, Venture Capital, Startups, Technology, Innovation
The StartAngels Network (SAN) is a non-profit organisation that facilitates contact between Swiss startups and experienced investors. SAN identifies, mentors and supports startups in need of funding. SAN investors work with selected startups with outstanding business ideas and above-average market potential.
With its diversified and broad experience, SAN provides capital, expertise, board members and helpful contacts. Interested members are trained to become lead investors.
Experienced investors in various industries.
Spicehaus Partners is an independent Swiss venture capital investor focusing on B2B software companies in Switzerland with international growth potential.
Our team is deeply embedded in the national startup ecosystem and has a unique combination of institutional and entrepreneurial experience. We actively support our investments - building a company is a marathon, not a sprint.
Zürcher Kantonalbank has successfully positioned itself as a universal bank with regional roots and national and international networks. We are the most important cantonal bank in Switzerland and one of the biggest Swiss banks. With a market penetration of around 50 percent, we hold the leading position in the Canton of Zurich in both private and corporate client business. We are also the third largest fund provider in the country. Zürcher Kantonalbank is an independent institution under public law of the Canton of Zurich and has a state guarantee. Our performance mandate is to provide the population and companies with financial services, to contribute to the solution of economic and social tasks as well as to deal responsibly with the environment and society. We live our values responsibly, stimulating, passionately. We are the bank that is close and part of life in the canton of Zurich.
Industry-agnostic early-stage and scale-up investor with ticket sizes between CHF 200,000 to CHF 1,500,000.
Corporate venturing by Helsana, investments in startups and funds
Swiss healthcare system and market; business development; ecosystems, partnerships, and networking
Privilège Ventures is a Swiss venture capital firm investing in seed and early-stage companies mainly in Switzerland and Europe. We take an active and hands-on approach that leverages our entrepreneurial expertise while partnering with founders to create a sustainable and scalable business. We strive to offer maximum transparency to all our stakeholders. We have invested so far in 40 companies.
Our team members have been invested since 2005 in the Swiss ecosystem which has created a deep network on which we can now leverage. We are always supportive to our portfolio companies as we believe this is the only way to create value. We are generalist with the exclusion of bio-pharma companies
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Seed stage; Deeptech; Medtech, SaaS startups