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

Co-Founder
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 from Sciences-Po Paris
Master Degree in Japanese

Alexander FRIES

Co-Founder
Silicon Valley

Serial entrepreneur turned VC
25 years experience in  funding and managing global businesses
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

Co-Founder
Geneva

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

Christophe CHEMTOB

Partner
Geneva

25 years investment experience
Co-founded POMERY CAPITAL a Swiss wealth management and advisory firm
Portfolio and Risk Manager at CREDIT SUISSE and CREDIT AGRICOLE in Geneva (1995 to 2011)
Master Degrees in Engineering from Ecole Centrale and  in Finance from Sciences-Po

Suzanne ROSET

Office Manager
Geneva

Project and communication manager for 10 years
Worked at SGS and with the UNITED NATIONS
Board member of assoc. for hospitalized children education
Master Degrees in Interntl Relations from the Graduate Institute and in Project Managmt from SCPO Bordeaux

Guillaume MARIT

Operations Manager
Geneva

Senior Auditor specialised in the private equity industry
4 years at DELOITTE in Luxembourg
Started at LAGARDERE
French Higher Diploma in Accounting and Management (DSCG)
Master Degree in Management from KEDGE and Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Social Sciences

CYRIL ZIMMERMANN

SENIOR ADVISOR
Paris

Serial Entrepreneur
Founder and CEO at AdUX Group (ex HiMedia)
Sold HiPay in 2017
Co-Founder at Botnik.ai and Citybird-Felix
President at ACSEL, French Hub for Digital Transformation
Master Degrees in Management ESCP and in Public Policy from Sciences-Po Paris

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

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

Karen BENARROCH

Junior Analyst
Geneva

Master Degree in Corporate Finance from HEC Lausanne
Worked at CREDIT AGRICOLE
Focuses on investment opportunity analysis for the deals pipeline and on the follow up of existing positions
Intern at a Doctor’s office and at a Supermarket
Volunteer English teacher in Cambodia

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