New investment in Automatic Customer Identification
We are very pleased to announce the 10th investment of the Spicehaus Swiss Venture Fund. Fidentity provides automatic online identification of customers (KYC). The software is able to automatically match a live image or “selfie” with the corresponding identification document. Unlike other solutions, no call center agent is required and no app needs to be installed. Fidentity already has existing customers such as AMAG Leasing, Valiant and Zuger Kantonalbank (link to press release).
New investment in Automatic Visual Inspection
We are excited to announce the latest investment by the Spicehaus Swiss Venture Fund in Axom. Their machine learning software enables companies such as Novartis, Vifor Pharma and Sanofi to automate high-precision product inspection (link to press release).
Spicehaus Gründerball 2021
Save the date! The Spicehaus Gründerball celebrates successful Swiss startup founders. We are looking forward to another amazing evening with you!
SECA Yearbook 2021 with welcome note by Spicehaus Partners
We were invited to provide the welcome note for the new SECA Yearbook 2021 by the Swiss private equity association SECA.
In 2020, CHF 2.1 billion was invested in 304 start-up funding rounds in Switzerland, and venture capital is being further established as an asset class.
Tinamu Labs awarded as one of the most promising Swiss startups
Our portfolio company Tinamu Labs was awarded as one of the most promising Swiss startups by Bilan. The team pushes on its mission to disrupt the usage of drones for automated indoor inspections.
Former Julius Baer executive Peter Gerlach joins AMNIS
Peter Gerlach joins the Board of Directors of our portfolio company AMNIS Treasury Services. Peter Gerlach is an acknowledged expert in the industry. His know-how, expertise, and extensive network perfectly complement the Board of Directors of the Swiss fintech. Peter Gerlach will also be an important driver of AMNIS’s international growth strategy.
Happy New Year!
We want to thank all the entrepreneurs of our fantastic portfolio companies, our investors, our advisory board, all our supporters, and our team for mastering 2020 so well.
We are proud that we could build a well-diversified portfolio of eight great Swiss start-ups. We will continue to back strong Swiss entrepreneurs and are approaching the final closing of our Swiss venture fund in 2021.
Despite all the challenges that the world is facing today, digital transformation offers gigantic investment opportunities. We love what we do and look forward to 2021 🚀
Spicehaus People & Planet
Spicehaus Partners AG joined ICT Scouts/Campus to encourage Swiss school kids to pursue an education in the field of ICT.
We screened >500 start-ups in 2020
We screened more than 500 start-ups in 2020 and invested in 8. The biggest sector was Fintech. Other dominant sectors include Proptech, HR, Machine Learning and Big Data.
Switzerland leads Global Innovation Index
Switzerland is again #1 in the 2020 Global Innovation Index – for the 10th consecutive year 🚀
Let’s keep it up!
Spicehaus fully operational
Teddy and Daniel prepare the next virtual meeting. We continue business and overcome the challenges of the pandemic 🚀
Swiss start-ups have created 50’000 jobs 🚀
Find more interesting start-up facts in the Swiss Startup Radar 2020/2021.
Spicehaus Super Summit
At the Spicehaus Super Summit we bring together the founders of our portfolio companies. Building a company involves a lot of similar challenges. Together, we can share experiences and deepen best-practice knowledge 🚀
Team workshop with vlot
vlot offers software for insurers, corporates and banks to instantly deliver seamless digital financial check-ups – that otherwise have to be manually calculated. Picture from our last workshop with their very strong team 🚀
Robotics made in Switzerland
In 2020, KEMARO started the series production of their fully autonomous industrial cleaning robot 🤖
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