Swiss Fintech Investor Day 2016

The Swiss Fintech Investor Day is a matchmaking event where 12 Swiss Fintech startups pitch to find experienced smart money investors. This event is for angel investors and VCs that want to invest in Fintech startups.

Startups on stage

  • Synacts

    User-controlled digital identities for instant user onboarding, authentication, signing and payment

  • KiWi

    Micro-merchants in emerging markets with a point of sale, so that they can accept cards payments, get loans and manage their sales directly from an app

  • CashSentinel

    Mobile escrow service replacing checks, cash and unsecure bank transfers

  • Tastier

    Mobile Payment for Restaurants & Bars - Uber for Restaurants

  • Selma Finance

    Asset management combined with own investing in one platform, which makes personalized investing easy and transparent

  • Werthstein AG

    "The Economist with a trading button" - we make investing easy and intellectually stimulating and "spotify finance" with a disruptive subscription based pricing mode

  • 3rd-eyes

    The only navigation system for the self-directed investor

  • Protagoras

    Digital solution creating meaningful discussion between financial advisers and their clients

  • Neuroprofiler

    Behavioural finance game to help financial advisors assess the investor profile of their clients according to new banking regulations

  • AlgoTrader GmbH

    Automated trading software for trading companies such as banks and hedge funds

  • Society3​

    Swiss FINMA and US SEC Compliant Capital Marketplace for startups providing investors a way to sell startups stocks and exit anytime


13:00 – 15:15 Investor Training

Experts share their know-how with aspiring smart money investors. You will learn essential skills and which pitfalls to avoid.


Lean Start-Up - the Term Sheet

by Dr. Maja Baumann and Dr. Gisela Reichmuth

Dr. Maja Baumann is a partner at REBER attorneys-at-law, focussing on corporate, M&A and real estate law. Dr. Gisela Reichmuth is an active business angel and board member of StartAngels Network.

Training provided by StartAngels network

Lessons learned from my investments

by Willy Bischofberger

Dipl. Informatik-Ing. ETH, MBA INSEAD, Entrepreneur, ETH Lecturer and Business Angel

Training provided by Business Angels Switzerland

Managing a startup investment portfolio for returns

by Dr. Mathieu Fivaz

PhD in physics from EPFL, Tech entrepreneur, angel investors, digital marketer, business unit leader, startup coach, tech startup co-founder, CMO & CTO at Go Beyond Investing

Training provided by Training provided by Go Beyond Investing

Smart Money - How angels can best add value to early-stage startups

by Pascal Mathis

Co-Founder GetYourGuide and Wingman, Ex-Google

Training provided by Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)

15:15 – Welcome and Keynotes

Fintech Trends for investors and how to select the most promising startup

by Brendan Bradley, Former CIO and Member of Eurex Executive Board

This presentation will highlight where new investments are being made and how investors are determining where to invest and on what type of companies.

David vs. Goliath: lessons from a fresh Fintech exit to a large company

by Jan Reinhart, Founder Reinhart Capital, investor and entrepreneur

Increasingly, large corporations reach out to Fintech startups to support their digitalization transformation and ultimately acquire them. The exit of a Fintech startup therefore brings many challenges as corporate culture meets startup spirit: how to become a “must have” for the buyer’s future business and not just an “add-on”, so the valuation doesn’t erode?

16:00 – Swiss Fintech Startup Pitches

Twelve carefully selected startups will pitch on stage. Each startup will be allotted 7 minutes pitching time, followed by a 3 minutes Q&A session.

18:30 – Networking Apéro with Matchmaking

During the apéro, the presenting startups have booths and can show a demo of their products. Investors are welcome to connect to their favourite startups individually for a more detailed discussion and initiate future collaborations.

20:30 – End of the Apéro

The Largest Fintech Investor Event in Switzerland


Nina Portier Reinhart

Managing Director at Reinhart Capital

Nina Reinhart is Managing Director at Reinhart Capital, an early stage investment company. As a Senior Advisor at UBS for nine years, she accelerated UHNW and institutional clients’ acquisition in various European and Emerging Markets. Nina also worked on the first spinoff of the UBS Innovation Lab. During her Silicon Valley years, she was Director of Partnerships for a marketplace created by i2 Technologies and Frogdesign. For five years at Nestlé SA, Nina turned around operating companies in Latin America, Africa and Europe. She earned an MBA from Babson College and a MSc in Anthropology from Université de Montréal.


Sunnie Groeneveld

Managing Partner of Inspire 925

Sunnie’s recent work at Inspire 925 has been focused on the mandate of DigitalZurich2025, where she built up the cross-industry association and delivered its five main initiatives for the year 2015/16. She has been selected by Women in Business for their Top 40 under 40 list and recognized by Handelszeitung in their “Top 50 Who is Who in Digital Switzerland”. Sunnie is a member of the Future Work Forum and the Global Shapers Community established by the World Economic Forum (WEF), wrote the book ”Inspired at Work“ (October 2014, Versus) and holds an Economics degree from Yale University.

Keynote Speakers

Jan Reinhart

Founder Reinhart Capital, investor and entrepreneur

Jan is co-founder of PayCash and serves as Chairman of the worldwide holding. As an early Fintech company founded in 2011, PayCash was one of the first to receive an e-money license in the EU and a pioneer in the regulated alternative payment services’ space. Today, PayCash serves clients in the EU, US and China. Previously, Jan was Investment Officer at Swisscom Ventures and VP Marketing and Business Development for Silicon Valley-based InnoPath Software. During his tenure at SAP’s Chairman’s Office, he participated in strategic investments and launched the initial Internet-based as well as financial services’ software products. Jan holds an MS Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zurich and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Brendan Bradley

Former CIO and Member of Eurex Executive Board

Brendan has worked within the financial services industry for 30 years and has in-depth knowledge of product development, market structure and technology issues. He left Eurex earlier this year to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the FinTech space that are being driven by the changing regulatory and market infrastructure environment.

He holds Advisory Board positions at various FinTech firms, acts as an Observer on the Boards of some of the firms that the FinTech Circle SEIS Fund has invested in and also invests personally as an Angel investor while finalizing plans to create his own start up entity.


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SIX Convention Point Zurich, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, CH-8005 Zurich

SIX ConventionPoint, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, CH–8005 Zurich

By train: Zürich HB, then 12min by Tram 4. By Tram: Zürich, Sportweg (1min by foot). By Car: Parking Hardturmpark (1min by foot)

Directions SIX



Event Partners

Fintech Startup Support Partner

Business Angel and Investor Partner

Dealflow, Network and Media Partners