Investiere was founded by Lukas Weber and Steffen Wagner, in 2010. Its goal is to create a transparent and efficient startup investing.
Around 68 business angels are involved with Investiere, in addition to Zürcher Kantonalbank that took a minority stake in it, in Summer 2016.
In 2019, Investiere had:
- 33Mio CHF Invested
- 25 Startups
- 2245 companies screened
Investiere offers, both, private and institutional investors advantages such as:
- Direct and professional access to startup investments
- Not charging startups any fees (for early-stage rounds)
- Funding Power
- High-Quality Network
- Fast & lean process
With more than 70 investments made, Investiere became one of the most active startup investors in Switzerland.
Investiere invests in rounds on the :
- early stage
- growth stage
Investiere provides investments to European based companies.
Category of business investment:
Investiere is basically focusing on building disruptive, technology-driven companies showing high potential and promising to return multiple times the invested capital.
Submit your project with Investiere – Process:
- Make sure to read the selection criteria carefully
- Fill out the screening questionnaire.
- If they think that you match the criteria, you will be invited to further discussions with the venture capital.
- If they are interested in your case, they will get back to you within two weeks.
- A pitch deck or idea without validation is not sufficient.
- The proof of technology in addition to a complete and well-functioning core team are decisive factors.
Names of some companies that Investiere invested in:
“In 2019 investiere contributed CHF 1.3 million to Wingtra’s CHF 10 million Series A financing round led by Helvetica Capital.The ETH spin-off builds drones for large scale mapping and surveying and already services clients across the globe from the US to Australia”.
“ecoRobotix has developed a solar-powered weeding robot that drastically reduces the amount of pesticides farmers use. investiere participated in ecoRobotix CHF 3 million Series A round in 2016 and in the CHF 10.6 million Series B round. The latter was led by BASF venture capital and Paris-based AgTech VC Capagro.”
“In 2018, investiere contributed almost half the funds to Kiwi’s Series A CHF 3.2 million financing round. Kiwi’s easy-to-use card reader allows small merchants in emerging markets to accept card payments and apply for preapproved microloans”.
|1. Investiere Venture Capital, accessed November 2020, https://www.investiere.ch/|
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