Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund

Important 
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund invests only in start-ups and SMEs in the growth phase (internationalisation) with a financing requirement of between CHF 5-20 million! We do not make direct investments in early-stage start-ups with smaller financing requirements.


Swiss Fund
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund is supervised by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. The approval was completed by the end of January 2019. 

Investment phase from Q2/2019
After completion of the approval process, at least CHF 250 million (target CHF 500 million) will be raised. The investment phase of 3-5 years is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019.

Fund of Funds and Direct Investments
Fund of funds investments and direct investments in promising innovative start-ups and SMEs with great growth potential are planned.

Growth financing
The Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund will focus on growth financing. An important aspect of direct investments is to enable growth financing with more venture capital from Switzerland.

Professional structure
An independent professional structure with all necessary organs and experts will be available for the fund at the beginning of 2019.

Focus Switzerland
The intention is to make the majority of investments in Swiss companies. An appropriate rate will be targeted.
 

Contact persons

  • For growth companies with a financing requirement of CHF 5-20 million
    Andrew Thomas
    Helvetica Capital
    Nüschelerstrasse 1
    8001 Zürich
    andrew.thomas@helvetica-capital.ch
    Tel. +41 55 511 20 20
     
  • Contact for institutional investors wishing to invest in the fund
    Andreas Toscan
    Head of Institutional Client Coverage Switzerland
    UBS Asset Management
    andreas.toscan@ubs.com
    Tel. +41 44 234 20 10
     
  • Contact for institutional investors, private investors & family offices wishing to invest in the fund
    Benjamin Boehner
    Director 
    Credit Suisse
    Head of Advisory Solutions
    benjamin.boehner@credit-suisse.com
    Tel. +41 44 333 09 76
     
  • For Swiss funds in which the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund could invest
    Markus Benzler
    Head of Multi-Managers Private Equity
    UBS Asset Management
    markus.benzler@ubs.com
    Tel. +41 44 235 57 14

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