SICTIC connects smart money investors with innovative and highly scalable Swiss early-stage startups. We are the largest and most active angel investor club of Switzerland.
We also serve corporate and institutional investors, and provide our free Swiss Angel Investor Handbook to aspiring investors. The SICTIC investor community has invested into more than 250 Swiss startups, which have created more than 4000 jobs.
SICTIC is overseen by several pro-bono Board Members, who are actively involved in the ecosystem by participating in industry events, mentoring startups and supporting organisations, and bringing their experience to help build successful companies.
SICTIC is a non-profit association with offices in Zürich, Lausanne, and Ticino.
Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer
Thomas Dübendorfer holds a Ph.D. and master in computer science with honors with distinction from ETH Zurich. He worked as software engineer in Silicon Valley and seven years as Tech Lead on security and privacy projects at Google in Zürich, receiving three Google OC awards.
Dr. Bolko Hohaus
Bolko Hohaus holds a Ph.D. in economics as well as a master in statistics and computer science from LMU München. He is founder of HCP, a company focussed on fintech innovation, and is active as business angel, startup coach and serving as a board member in an early stage start-up.
Magdalena Tarasinska has over 15 years of corporate finance experience in Fortune 500 companies and currently serves as CFO in a fast growing Swiss ICT startup. She represents Switzerland at World Business Angels Investor Forum as a VP Startup Committee.
Corporate Finance Executive in Pharmaceuticals / Watches / Jewellery / Fashion / E-commerce, as CFO, Head of Group Planning, Board Member, Program Director.
Buy side M&A, business integrations, merger targets, performance indicators.
Active smart money investor having pleasure in supporting and coaching in new / disruptive areas.
Expertise in appraisal of projects, business cases, financial plans. Functional experience in strategic planning, forecasting, BI/ data warehouse / ERP process implementation and optimisation / Digital Transformation.
Review of performance measurement tools, resource allocation, strategic and operational planning. Implementation of operational projects in agile mode.
Education: HEC Lausanne, EMBA Rutgers, NJ.
Nicola Fantini has founded and built up software companies such as Sciant AG (Software development services, 150 employees, exit to VMware in 2006, now more than 500 employees in Sofia, BG), Aviaso AG (turned into the globally leading provider of fuel efficiency, exit to Honeywell in 2015), Spectas, CloudBroker and ScaleTools.
Dr. Cornelia Gut-Villa
Cornelia Gut-Villa holds a Ph.D. and master in business administration from the University of Zurich. She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, strategy consulting and startup coaching.
Ralph Mogicato has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Singapore. He is now an investor, board member or advisor for startup companies in the technology field with focus on B2B fintech and insuretech and guest lecturer at several universities of applied sciences as well as a lecturer at the University of Zurich.
Dr. Reinhard Stoiber
Reinhard Stoiber holds a Ph.D. in informatics from UZH, awarded summa cum laude, and a master’s degree in business informatics from JKU Linz. He runs his own small consulting business that has supported major software projects in air traffic control and at the Swiss federal administration in the domains of agriculture and internal security.
Stephan is a proficient executive with a rich experience across diverse industries. He initiated his career in marketing & sales at a renowned international cash handling provider. In 2007, Stephan took on the role of CEO and owner of a domestic manufacturing company in the heating and ventilation industry. His dedication and leadership skills enabled him to transform the company into the market leader.
The first ICT Investor’s Day happened on 15.11.2010. It was organized by Jan Fülscher and others as part of their activities in the special interest group (Fachgruppe) “Innovation” of the association SwissICT. In 2014, Alexander Büch, Thomas Dübendorfer (President), Jan Fülscher, Dania Gerhardt, Myke Näf, and Oliver Staffelbach founded the association Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC). After discussions in the board of SwissICT and SICTIC it was agreed to run this event by SICTIC starting 27.10.2014 and to rebrand it from “Swiss ICT Investor’s Day” to “SICTIC Investor Day”.
Jan Fülscher is known for his extensive involvement in the startup sector, not only as a co-founder but also in planning and creating startup support frameworks, including incubators and financial organizations. His background merges technical and business knowledge, enhancing his role in the startup community. He leverages this experience as an Innosuisse trainer, mentoring new entrepreneurs and contributing to academic programs.
Thomas has been instrumental in launching the Swiss Fintech Angels initiative with SICTIC’s annual Swiss Fintech Investor Day established back in 2016 as the go-to event for Swiss seed and early-stage fintech startups looking for funding. With funding success rates of often more than 50% for those 12 startups that pitched, it has been well established as an excellent matchmaking event for startups and angel investors.