Team

Entrepreneurial experience

As founders and entrepreneurs, we know what it takes to build a company from scratch. Teddy was part of the team building-up the fintech start-up CreditGate24, which is today the largest lending platform in Switzerland. Daniel has co-founded dakuro, an independent trading company for personal safety equipment that caters to the largest Swiss distributors.

Institutional background

We have a strong background in the institutional world with more than 30 years of combined experience in private equity and investment banking (including Partners Group, BNP Paribas). This gives us a deep corporate network that we leverage on behalf of our portfolio companies.

VC investment expertise

Since 2012, we have invested in 25 start-ups and were part of some of Switzerland’s most successful exits including MOVU (acquired by Baloise) and Bexio (acquired by Mobiliar). We have seen hundreds of pitchbooks and met hundreds of founders and entrepreneurs. Our experience allows us to identify the best teams and help them to grow.

Dr. Teddy Amberg
Partner

Teddy has over fifteen years of experience in private equity and venture capital. He spent eight years in the private equity industry at Partners Group. For two years, he built up the fintech start-up CreditGate24, today the largest lending platform in Switzerland. He is a lecturer for private equity and venture capital and a private equity book author. Teddy was selected to be a member of the Swiss National Startup Team in Fintech by Venturelab in 2017.

Teddy holds an M.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Zurich.

Daniel Andres
Partner

Daniel has over fifteen years of experience in corporate & institutional banking, as an entrepreneur and investor. He worked in Zurich, Geneva and London and was the Head Global Markets Sales for Switzerland at BNP Paribas. In 2014, he co-founded dakuro GmbH, a Swiss SME focusing on health and safety equipment. For more than eight years, he has been an active venture capital investor in various start-ups, mainly in the technology sector.

Daniel holds an M.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Heidi Kunz
Investment Manager

Heidi has over twenty years of experience in corporate finance and banking. She spent more than ten years with UBS Investment Bank in Zurich and London and was a senior member of the bank’s corporate finance / equity capital markets team. She spent five years in private banking with UBS and Credit Suisse in Switzerland. For the last three years, she was an independent corporate finance and private equity consultant for AquilaDirekt, focusing on venture capital financing and advisory of young Swiss technology companies.

Heidi holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Zurich. 


Advisory Board

Jörg Ackermann
Advisor
  • CEO of Fischer Spindle Switzerland
  • Former plant manager at ETA – Swatch Group
  • EMBA, Dipl. Ing.
Dr. Thomas Billeter
Advisor
  • Investor
  • 20 years experience as executive and strategy consultant (incl. McK)
  • Dipl.Ing. ETH, Dr. oec.
Sinikka Demaré, CFA
Advisor
  • Investor
  • 19 years at Dow Chemical
  • Strategic Advisor to institutional investors and their asset managers
  • M.Sc. in Economics
S. Manoj Harasgama
Advisor
  • Serial entrepreneur in Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich
  • Successful exits to media company, VC, corporate buyer
  • M.A. HSG, CEMS M.Sc.
Dr. Patrick Mollet
Advisor
  • Serial entrepreneur & politician with successful exits
  • Specialist in HR, recruiting & new work
  • Dr. rer. pol.
Désirée Velleuer
Advisor
  • CEO at Crypto Consulting AG and SwissRexAG
  • Previously fund manager at GAM and Credit Suisse
  • M.A. HSG
Ronald Zemp
Advisor
  • Serial entrepreneur with several successful exits
  • Investor
  • M.A. HSG, MBA Nanyang, Certified Bitcoin Professional