SWISS EARLY STAGE VC FIRM BUILT FOR
ENTREPRENEURS BY ENTREPRENEURS

Investment Model with benefits from US and Asia link

  • Bridge Swiss & European startups to Silicon Valley and Asia

  • Embed US startups management style and expertise (sales & marketing)

  • Support with fundraising in growth capital (Series A/B)

  • Early focus on exit strategies in the US and Asia

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Nathalie CHEMTOB

Partner
Geneva

20 years investment experience
Founded POMERY CAPITAL, in 2010, a Swiss wealth management and advisory firm, active in private equity
Client advisor at Sarasin Bank in Geneva
Master Degree in finance (SCPO) and a Master Degree in Japanese

Alexander FRIES

Partner
Silicon Valley

Serial entrepreneur turned VC
Senior Advisor for existing Fund
Sold PLAYSPAN to VISA
Sold ETHZ spin-off SVOX to Nuance in 2011
Founded Ecosystem Ventures in 2006
MBA, is a reference speaker at IMD Bus. School

Pascal H. WIDMER

Partner
Lausanne

20 years investment experience
Founded UNICORN CAPITAL, a Swiss Advisory and private equity firm
Board of Swiss Fintech and industrial companies
Former CEO of a Swiss private bank
Executive MBA from IMD and a Master Degree in law

François STIEGER

Senior Advisor
Lausanne, Hong-Kong

Strong executive track record
Well known entrepreneur and angel in Switzerland,
SVP of EMEA at VERISIGN
MD EU operations ORACLE
Partner at AMADEUS Capital
Advisory board of the EPFL Faculty of Informatics
Board of BROADVISION and Socrata Inc

Gabriel GÓMEZ

Partner, COO
Geneva

Experienced VC, advisor and fund of funds manager with a focus on high-tech startups in Switzerland
Managed the Initiative Capital Romandie Fund since 2010
Advisor to the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT)
NESTLE Research Center
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
Master of Advanced Studies in Business Administration, MSc in cellular and molecular biology

Simon JOHNSON

Senior Advisor
Geneva, Lausanne

10 years experience mentoring tech start-ups
Manager at THE CLOUD, sold to BSkyB in 2011
Board of ID QUANTIQUE
co-founded satellite co. GES
Advisor to the Swiss National Centre for Robotics
BSc in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

CYRIL ZIMMERMANN

ADVISORY BOARD
PARIS

Serial Entrepreneur
Founder and CEO at AdUX Group (ex HiMedia)
Co-Founder at Citybird-Felix
Co-Founder at Botnik.ai
President at ACSEL, French Hub for Digital Transformation
Founder at HiPay
Master In Management ESCP Europe
Master Public Policy Sciences Po

WALTER STEINLIN

ADVISORY BOARD
ZURICH

Vast experience in Telecom Research and Innovation Promotion
President of CTI, the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency
Head of Swisscom Innovations 1996-2008
Previously on the board of I&C School at EPFL, IDIAP and EURECOM
President of EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Institute) 2005-2007
Diploma in Electronics Engineering ETHZ
Executive Education INSEAD

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