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 in progress
The second closing was in December 2019 at CHF 250 million and the investment phase of 3-5 years was started in the third quarter of 2019.

Fund of Funds and Direct Investments
The fund invests in existing funds (fund of funds) and makes direct investments in promising and innovative Swiss start-ups and SMEs with high growth potential.

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
The fund has an independent and professional structure with all necessary bodies and specialists.

Focus Switzerland
The aim is to make the majority of investments in Swiss companies. To this end, a corresponding target ratio is being aimed for.

 

Contact persons

  • For growth companies with a financing requirement of CHF 5-20 million
    Andrew Thomas
    Helvetica Capital
    Nüschelerstrasse 1
    8001 Zürich
    info@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
    Markus Bähler
    Director 
    Credit Suisse
    Senior Alternative Investment Specialist
    markus.bähler@credit-suisse.com
    Tel. +41 44 333 14 91

    For further information / fact sheet click here.

    Nicola Sprenger
    Private Markets Specialist
    UBS Wealth Management
    nicola.sprenger@ubs.com
    Tel. +41 44 235 46 18
  • 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