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.

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.

  • 9T Labs

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

  • 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)

  • 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

    Advanced payments marketplace allowing companies to make/receive payments in any market, any currency on any technology via single integration

  • 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.

  • Nezasa

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

  • Procsea

    by FASTER EXPAND SA: B2B marketplace for seafood

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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.

What is the connection between the “ICT Investor’s Day” and the “SICTIC Investor Day”?

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, Jan Fülscher joined the board of the 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 rebranded it from “SwissICT ICT Investor’s Day” to “SICTIC Investor Day”

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]

SwissStartupEcosystemMap_15102018

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.