Startups

Our members invest in small groups between CHF 200’000.- to CHF 1’500’000.- directly in tech startups based in Switzerland.

For highest chances of matchmaking with our investors, we recommend pitching at one of our SICTIC Investor Day events taking place all over Switzerland.

How to pitch at a SICTIC Investor Day

  • Submit your startup business case to our online deal platform at least 8 weeks before an event takes place;
  • Select the city where you would like to attend;
  • We will let you know at least 2 weeks before the event if your startup has been selected to pitch;
  • If selected, you will receive 2 free tickets to attend the event and pitch to our audience of angel and VC investors;
  • If not selected, please resubmit to pitch to one of our next events.

If you have any questions before the submission, please contact us

Investment Criteria

Core in Switzerland

We encourage startups that fulfill all the following criteria to apply to pitch at one of our SICTIC Investor Day. The core startup team (i.e. decision makers) is based in Switzerland and works on the startup project as their main activity.

ICT component

There must be  a strong information and communication technology (ICT) component that allows to quickly scale up the business.

Equity sharing

The investment will be against equity of a (possibly yet to be founded) company registered in Switzerland.

5 Mio+ after 5 years

The startup must not be older than five years (since incorporation). The startup must have a reasonable chance to generate at least CHF 5 mio. yearly revenues within five years after the investment.

8 Mio + 2 Mio

The valuation of the startups must not be higher than CHF 8 mio. and the current round size must not be higher than CHF 2 mio.

Application from Founders

We only accept startup funding applications directly from founders (and none from fundraisers).

Our experienced investors

Our members are experienced investors that support the startup team to:

  • found a company (if not yet done)
  • optimize the business plan and product
  • create a term sheet
  • close the investment round.

After the investment round, they typically continue to advise on the strategy for building a promising product with a high customer value for a large market and help with their personal network.

Startup Resources

In our efforts to make investment processes successful, we are providing startups a number of free resources to help them better prepare for the funding stage, such as Due Diligence checklist, legal sessions, cofounding strategy sessions, and more.

See more details and sign up for free sessions on our Startup Resources page.

SICTIC Funded Startups

  • 1bank4all

    aims to create the first global social bank. The goal is to facilitate access to financial services for all kinds of businesses and individuals and to bring banking services to the doorstep of customers independently of their location.

  • 3Brain AG

    3Brain is the world’s first company having designed and realised high-resolution neuro-electronic interfaces to improve success in drug development and to be used in numerous applications in the fast-growing brain-computer interface industry.

  • 9T Labs

    9T Labs advances lightweight design by simplifying the use of high-performance materials

  • Alethena

    WINNER of the SICTIC Blockchain Challenge and Crypto Valley Association Blockchain Awards 2018, Later Stage Category.


    Alethena is the first fully-fledged Swiss ICO (Initial Coin Offering) rating agency evaluating ICO– and post-ICO projects.

  • AlgoTrader GmbH

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

  • Apiax

    We transform complex regulations into easy-to-use digital compliance rules

  • BEAT Fitness SA

    Switzerland's first fitness studio offering pay-as-you-go spinning classes that you book online.   (formerly VELOBAR)

  • Beekeper

    Our vision is to connect the unconnected. Connected both to people and operational systems that give every employee the tools they need to do their job well and have a sense of purpose doing it.

  • Carbon Delta

    A Zurich-based software engineering firm computing the future impact of climate change on the performance of listed stock companies

  • Chip-ing

    With the IoT golf ball, Chip-ing brings digitalization to the Golf sport.

  • Contovista

    Contovista enables data-driven banking. Their white-label software and data analytics services allow financial institutions to optimize their digital banking experience and gain actionable customer insights.

  • CREAL3D

    Light-field is a key to blending the virtual images into the real world and, thus, the missing link to truly functional Mixed Reality which will change the way we communicate today. We make the key to it. We make a light-field projector

  • Daedalean

    Flight control systems for the autonomous electric light personal-transport aircraft of the near future

  • Deep Cube

    focused on medical Imaging applied to Ophalmology, Biomarkers and Oncology

  • Diamond Digital AG

    is currently developing DiamondCoin. DiamondCoin is a unique Crypto-Token: Every DiamondCoin is backed by a high quality, certified diamond. DiamondCoin holders can save up, and redeem diamonds at all times. After the market launch, Diamond Digital will be the administrator of the DiamondCoin Platform.

  • Fotokite

    Aerial sensor solutions that fly themselves

  • Futurae

    The Futurae AI-assisted two factor authentication suite (2FA, MFA) is affordable and easy to integrate with a simple API.

  • GetYourGuide

    Book tickets for top attractions around the world

  • guuru

    Enabling companies to outsource live chat customer support to the most competent customers thereby saving up to 50% costs

  • HEGIAS

    Hegias has built a High-end Virtual Reality Content Management System to allow Architects, Owners and Brokers to walk in unbuilt buildings. HEGIAS imports data from plans within minutes; Architects can enlighten, shade, texture and furnish the building within a few hours.

  • IMburse AG

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

  • Imverse SA

    democratizing virtual and mixed reality content creation

  • Kido Dynamics

    Kido Dynamics provides tools for companies to deeply understand people’s mobility patterns. Demand for such tools is very broad all over the world, including segments such as transportation, out-of-home marketing, tourism, events, and smart cities.

  • Komp-Act

    Electrifying the industrial automation world!! KOMP-ACT's mission is to accelerate the advent of a sustainable electric machinery industry by bringing affordable electric actuators to the market as soon as possible for replacing inefficient old technologies such as pneumatic for environmental benefit, and productivity increase.

  • Legartis Technology AG

    Legal documents contain extensive amounts of valuable information which is typically stored in an unstructured fashion so that even the responsible employees lack reliable knowledge of the relevant facts; the Legartis’ SaaS-solution enables companies to identify, classify and understand contracts within seconds, pulling up-to-date data any time; legal document analysis has never been this convenient and efficient.

  • lend.ch

    Switzerland's fastest growing peer to peer lending site. We cut out the middleman and provide better interest rates for both borrowers and lenders.

  • LuckaBox

    LuckaBox is a platform for on-demand deliveries and warehousing to provide retailers with what their customers increasingly demand: on-demand deliveries.

  • Nezasa

    The innovative travel & tour operator system build on the most sophisticated planning and backbone engine

  • OPTUNE

    Optune is the first digital workspace that connects all stakeholders in the live music industry to facilitate their daily tasks focusing on event management and booking processing.

  • Procsea

    by FASTER EXPAND SA: B2B marketplace for seafood

  • qashqade AG

    Qashqade is a FinTech Start-up focused on providing Private Equity solutions for GPs (General Partners) and LPs (Limited Partners) as well as for any private company who is in need of a Cashflow Analysis tool helping them to track their investors or shareholders and supporting them in modelling the next financing round.

  • SAMA Renewable Solutions

    uses advanced mathematical models to significantly reduce the high electric grid imbalance costs for renewable asset owners

  • Securrency, Inc.

    delivers regulatory compliant, Blockchain listed securities to a global crowdfunding marketplace. Securrency is both a RegTech & FinTech company offering a secure, scalable platform for listing traditional securities via Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) while providing global KYC (Know your Customer) and jurisdictional compliance for access.

  • Socialease

    is an Artificial intelligence powered virtual social media manager, specially designed for SMEs

  • Sonect

    converts anyone into a "Virtual ATM" - reducing the high "cost of cash" via a location based on-demand service that allows its users to withdraw cash everywhere

  • Veezoo AG

    Business artificial intelligence platform to explore financial and other data just by asking questions in plain English

  • Vima Link SA

    Vima decodes human behaviour, by analysing video content with AI algorithm and understanding how people behave

  • WealthArc

    The next generation investment management platform for external asset managers and their HNW clients offering asset consolidation, digital communication channel and portfolio analytics

  • Weavr

    Platform for virtual reality story tellers

  • Workspace2go

    We operate an online marketplace for meeting rooms, desks and workshop locations – Workspace2go works like “Airbnb”, just for business

  • Yova

    inyova mainstreams impact investing by offering personalized and emotionally-appealing stock portfolios enabled by the digitization of private banking methods through AI and blockchain.

479 startups have pitched at SICTIC Investor Day events in the past.

FAQ

Which criteria does a startup have to meet in order to present?

See our investment criteria on top of this page.

What if my startup does not get selected for the extended presentation?

There’s still a good chance that interested investors will connect to your startup at your table booth during the apero. Just because the majority of the audience didn’t select your startup for the extended presentation does not mean no one is interested in your startup.

Who gets to see the factsheet and business plan that a startup submits for this event?

We treat received factsheets and business plans confidential and only share it with the board and members of the Swiss ICT Investor Club as well as the organizer and jury of the event. We also ask them not to forward this information outside of the Swiss ICT Investor Club without first asking for permission from the startup.

The Swiss Startup Ecosystem

SICTIC and digitalswitzerland have aggregated a map of all Swiss Startup Ecosystem players. If you know more organizations that help Swiss early-stage tech startups, please email us at info@sictic.ch. [Download .pdf version here]

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The Swiss blockchain ecosystem, also known as the Crypto Valley, is home to a growing number of startups, service providers and other organizations. The Crypto Valley Map is a constantly updated database of these ecosystem contributors, provided for free.