Swiss Fintech Investor Day 2018

This event is for angel investors, family offices, venture capitalists and corporate ventures that want to invest in fintech startups and also for aspiring angel investors that can learn from the sessions provided before the pitching sessions. Click to watch a wrap-up of the event:

Startups on stage

  • ambrpay

    Ambrpay allows businesses to accept subscription payments with cryptocurrency.

  • Crowd4Cash by Crowd Solutions AG

    Crowd4Cash is an online loan platform for SME and consumer loans that enables investments in loans for investors and loans with lower interest rates for borrower through a direct connection between the parties, loans without a bank in the middle.

  • DynaMetrics Sàrl

    "Credit-bility", the Automated Credit Scoring tool that help Relationship Managers, Credit Analysts, Underwriters and Risk Managers do their job better, faster & cheaper. We deliver on 3 types of Use Cases: 1) automation of the process AND/OR 2) our Innovative Credit Scoring model AND/OR 3) "Credit-as-a-Service".

  • IMburse AG


    Imburse is a cloud-based "transaction-as-aservice" platform that acts as an orchestrator of the € 7 trillion in transactions for insurers.

    Exit in 2023


  • Legartis Technology AG


    The Legartis’ SaaS-solution enables companies to identify, classify and understand contracts within seconds, pulling up-to-date data any time.

  • Leva Capital Partners AG

    Leva is the first decentralized private equity co-investment platform, making private equity co-investment accessible to everybody.

  • Oyoba AG

    Oyoba is building data-driven and blockchain-enabled financial services for the next generations, the company structure is based on an inclusive governance and ownership model.

  • Qashqade AG


    Complete Toolbox for Fund Managers and Investors to Automate Calculations and Reports on-line with up-to-date Waterfall Distributions, Carry or Cap Table.

  • disrupts the credit markets and the credit card businesses by creating the credit-money for the crypto sphere.

  • Swisspeers AG

    SMEs financing SMEs - the shortest route for money between investment requirements and financing needs, making financing and investing more efficient.


13:00 – Registration, Coffee, and Networking

13:30 – Welcome Note

13:40 – Fireside Chat: “Positioning Angel Investors in the Financial Road Map of Fintech Startups from Startup to Scaleup to Exit

Speaker: Baybars Altuntas, Chairman World Business Angels Investment Forum, Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer, Founder and President Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)

14:05 – Keynote: The Startup Exit Success Story of Bexio

Speaker: Martin Altorfer, Angel Investor, Board Member of Bexio

14:25 – The Importance of Collaboration in the Swiss Tech Startup Ecosystem.

Speakers: Andy Fitze, Co-Founder, Managing Partner SwissCognitive and Thomas Dübendorfer, President Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)

14:30 – Lightning Talk: “Blockchain in Financial Services: Friend or Foe?

Speaker: William Mougayar, General Partner, JM3 Capital

14:40 – Lightning Talk: “ICO Investment History: Risks & Rewards

Speaker: Dr. Barbara Lang, Managing Partner, InnoExc GmbH

14:50 – Panel: “Challenges and Opportunities of the Global Fintech Ecosystem

Panel Guests: Andreas Iten (SIX Corporate Ventures, F10 Accelerator), Dr. Barbara Lang (InnoExc GmbH), William Mougayar (JM3 Capital), Dalith Steiger (SwissCognitive)

Panel Moderator: Baybars Altuntas (World Business Angels Investment Forum)

15:20 – Networking Break w/ Coffee

16:00 – Fintech Startup Pitches Round I

17:00 – Coffee Break

17:20 – Fintech Startup Pitches Round II

18:20 – Closing Words

18:30 – Networking Apéro with Matchmaking

20:00 – End of the Apéro


Martin Altorfer

Martin is an entrepreneur and investor in the technology space with over 25 years experience. He was the founder and CEO/CTO of a number of companies including Active-Net AG, a leading Swiss ISP which he sold to UUNet in 1999; BCAP AG, a Venture capital fund sold to BZ 2001; Celeris AG, an internet security company which he sold to Swisscom in 2005; replica, an online music company liquidated in 2006. He also served as CIO (Chief Information Officer) in one of Australias largest companies, CSR Ltd between 2007 and 2009.

Recent investments include Nutmeg (UK) and Bexio (CH) where he served as Executive Chairman until sold to Swiss Mobiliar Holding in 2018. Martin still considers himself primarily a “techie”.

Baybars Altuntaş

Former Senior Advisor of the Elite Program of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) – an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) chaired by the Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Co-chair of the Washington DC-based Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), Vice President of the Brussels-based European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA), the World Entrepreneurship Forum Ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries, and President of Deulcom International Inc. Star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den / Sharks Tank.

Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal), 2017 (Spain) and 2018 (Bulgaria). The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with former President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC.

Developer of the world-renowned entrepreneurship theory, the Altuntas Start-up Compass Theory, researched by Sheffield University and used in numerous MBA programs. Appointed as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations.

Profiled regularly by leading international media such as CNN International, Bloomberg, BBC. A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and Macedonian.

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James Digby

James is a Managing Partner at 3B Ventures, focusing on investing in innovation that can impact the lives of the next 3 billion. Also a founding Partner at the Global Startup Awards, a pan-regional startup competition that recognizes entrepreneurs and their respective supporting ecosystems in 53 countries around the world, and co-founded the award-winning startup incubator Rockstart Accelerator in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

As a seasoned board member, most recently with Louisiana State University (LSU), James has also served on the management team and a personal mentor for a number of startups that have gone on to raise significant funding and global traction, recently with the award-winning AIRTAME wireless HDMI streaming device that became the most publically backed crowdfunded project in Europe on Indiegogo of all time.

James has more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience working with startups and alongside corporations like Samsung, and public organisations such as the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and the Kauffman Foundation to develop innovation & strategy workshops as well as lecture and keynote on entrepreneurial techniques with a focus on ‘lean’ methodologies and social innovation.

Andreas Iten

Andreas Iten is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Ventures at SIX. He is co-founder of the SIX Hackathon (Europe’s largest Fintech coding contest), co-founder and board member of the Zurich based F10 Fin Tech Incubator & Accelerator.

Andreas is an experienced innovation & entrepreneurship strategist, with proven leadership in high-level innovation, open-innovation, information technology management and entrepreneurship. Andreas has worked for over 15 years within leading institutions in the IT service, airline & transportation and the financial industry.

Since 2015 Andreas was leading technology innovation and he acted as the Chief Information Officer for the division Financial Information within SIX Group.

Dr. Barbara Lang

Dr. Barbara Lang started her career at IBM. She then moved on to consulting and is now managing partner at InnoExc GmbH Switzerland, a consulting company focused on innovation in crypto tech and biotech.

William Mougayar

William Mougayar is a blockchain investor, researcher, speaker, blogger, author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016), managing partner at JM3 Capital, founder of The Token Summit, and manager of WMX, a cryptocurrency index fund. He is a known authority on, and a direct participant in the crypto-technology market.

William is an advisor or board member to some of the world’s leading blockchain organizations, including the Ethereum Foundation (former advisor), the Kin Foundation, OpenBazaar, Coin Center, Steem, Stratumn, and Bloq. He blogs regularly about the present and future of blockchains at Startup Management.

Dalith Steiger

Dalith Steiger is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub, founded in 2016. She is also CEO of the Swiss IT Leadership Forum, an association of leading executives from the Swiss ICT industry, as well as Member of the Advisory Council of, a political start-up of the liberals, which recognizes and promotes the opportunities of digitization.

Dalith is also Co-Owner and Member of the Executive Board of CORE Design Works, an agency for visual and industrial design founded in 2001. Dalith was born in Israel and raised in Switzerland, and she earned her degree in mathematics and information technology from the University of Zurich. She speaks fluent German, English and Hebrew, as well as some French and Italian.

She has been an entrepreneur for over a decade, driven by her passion for smart technologies & Artificial Intelligence. Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Dalith worked in the banking industry, project managed IT operations at UBS. After this role, she moved to Avaloq Evolution, where she advised and supported the management at senior and board levels at various private banks in the field of banking software.

Dalith gives industry related speeches around the world, be that in Tel Aviv, Zürich, Davos, Brussels or even in Boston. She is often interviewed and seen on stage as keynote speaker or panelist, not only to share her broad knowledge and experience in the field of Artificial Intelligence, but also to motivate the younger generation to engage in cognitive technologies and follow their passion – just as she did.


Investor Registration

This event is intended primarily for angel investors (also novices). Family offices, fund managers and venture capitalists that want to invest in Fintech Startups are also welcome to attend.

Members of the SICTIC Investor Community and invited guests, please use your promotion code to get your discounted ticket.

Investors: You can read the startup business cases before the event by joining our SICTIC Investor Community. You can then attend all SICTIC Investor Days for free and get access to our online deal platform on the web and your mobile phone.

Limited seating. No entry without a valid ticket. No ticket sale at the event.

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