How to Invest in Swiss Startups That Last

How to Invest in Swiss Startups That Last

The free Swiss Angel Investor Handbook gives aspiring investors a quick start.

Zurich, 06.12.2021 The Investor community of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) helped to fund to more than 160 Swiss tech startups to date. While doing so, they learned a lot about what to watch out for and how to foster success. Today, starting to invest as a private investor just became a lot easier with the FREE Swiss Angel Investor Handbook, which SICTIC has already distributed more than 4’000 printed copies of in its direct network, and which is finally also available to anyone. It’s available online as flipbook and downloadable e-book together with a document template collection for investors and founders.

A strong investor community makes startup investing easy

Thanks to its strong deal flow, SICTIC now has a diversified community of more than four hundred active private smart-money and institutional investors. The minimum investment amount per startup deal is CHF 20.000,- for private and CHF 200’000 for institutional investors. The most relevant startups with the highest potential are invited by SICTIC’s jury to pitch their business on stage to a large group of often more than one hundred investors on each of the more than ten SICTIC pitching events a year.  Should some investors not be able to join the investor community at pitching events in Zurich, Lausanne, Geneva or Lugano, they can also join such events via live streaming and ask questions online.

Angel investors learn from each other

What happens if you come across an interesting startup? No problem. At SICTIC, investors are assisted during the investment process, SICTIC even organizes the first due diligence meeting in due time after the pitch. Furthermore, aspiring investors learn from each other during the due diligence process. Best of all, investors work jointly on a startup deal and don’t charge for their time as all profit mutually from each other’s experience and contributions to closing the deal.

Why Swiss technology startups have a huge potential

In the year 2021, SICTIC received over 200 very ambitious tech startup business plans. A vast majority of these seed and early-stage startups already have a product or service, and several generated first revenues. They amazed our teams with their capacity to reduce risks and increase business potential by having!

  • An innovative and strong business model that will inspire potential customers as well as investors
  • A scalable product that could be tested in Switzerland and neighboring countries with limited risks and resources
  • A solid legal setup that secures investment and enables teams to focus on their core business
  • A strong startup team with a mix of experienced founders and newcomers from the best universities in Switzerland

Interested to invest? Get your free Swiss Angel Investor Handbook now

In order to help you source the right startup and invest in a smart way, highly experienced SICTIC angel investors together with legal experts created a thorough but easy to read 258-page handbook for angel investing in Switzerland.

This e-book is free of charge.

SICTIC created a solid handbook for daily use, explaining not just the basic concepts and the particularities of the Swiss legal system, but also advanced topics like startup valuation, employee incentive plans and vesting, taxation and exits. “This is the handbook I would have loved to have when starting out investing in my first startup. It’s our way of giving back and sharing our knowledge with every potential investor.” said Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer, President and Co-Founder of SICTIC.

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SICTIC, founded in 2014 with headquarters in Zurich and a presence all over Switzerland, is a non-profit association with the goal of bringing private and corporate investors together with Swiss-based seed and early-stage tech startups. The SICTIC community comprises over four hundred business angels that help entrepreneurs take their projects to the next level. In 2021, SICTIC organised 15 startup pitching events and networking events across Switzerland online or face-to-face. Until today, over 300 innovative Swiss startups could successfully close an investment round with the help of SICTIC.