Zurich, November 9, 2020. In the course of this year’s dramatically altered market environment, the Swiss Startup Group has strategically repositioned itself.
Founded in January 2015, the Swiss Startup Group has become the largest privately financed venture platform in Switzerland in the last almost 6 years, with offices in Zurich, Lausanne and newly in Berne. The group has built up the complete venture business value chain and has put a unique ecosystem of industry specialists, private venture investors, corporate partners and startups on the Swiss startup map. At the same time, the Swiss Startup Group has become one of the most active Swiss early-stage investors and specialists in the venture business.
The Swiss Startup Group took the Covid-19 crisis and the changed market environment as an opportunity to thoroughly analyze and reposition its existing business model. In the course of this, the group structure was simplified, and the Swiss Startup Group will act going forward as a financial company and venture platform, with the clear aim of managing its strategic investments and of best possibly supporting its financial investments in their development through its venture platform.
Thanks to a strong shareholder base made up of exceptional Swiss entrepreneurs and investors, the Swiss Startup Group was able to successfully complete a further financing round. With the fresh capital the focus on the investment activity will be further increased and the group’s investment branch expanded. Simultaneously, with the completion of the financing round, the Board of Directors will be extended with two proven entrepreneurs and investors – Jean Claude Bregy and Eric Sarasin.
With the new corporate identity, the strategic repositioning of the Swiss Startup Group has been completed, as can be viewed in detail on the new website www.swissstartupgroup.com.
Mike Baur, CEO of the Swiss Startup Group, explains: “This year’s Covid-19 crisis has exposed the weaknesses in our business model. We responded very quickly to this and adapted to the new market conditions. We will now focus on the future and the challenges that lie ahead. I look forward to tackling these together with our great team and our investors”.
About the Swiss Startup Group
We are the leading Swiss venture platform with offices in Zurich, Lausanne and Berne. As a privately financed group, we have become one of Switzerland’s most active early-stage investors. We seek opportunities, finding the most promising ideas and helping them succeed. Together with private and institutional investors, we invest in Switzerland, Europe and the USA.
Swiss Startup Group AG
Mike Baur, email@example.com
Telephone: +41 79 393 17 17