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The Swiss Fintech Investor Day is a matchmaking event where 12 Swiss Fintech startups pitch to find experienced smart money investors. This event is for angel investors and VCs that want to invest in Fintech startups

Startups on stage

  • aims to create the first global social bank. The goal is to facilitate access to financial services for all kinds of businesses and individuals and to bring banking services to the doorstep of customers independently of their location.

  • offers a smart contract platform and distributed ledger solutions designed to improve efficiency, security, and compliance in modern finance. Its messaging and consensus protocol allows enterprises to quickly deploy, maintain, verify and execute smart contracts globally.

  • In Emerging markets 80% of employees live from paycheck to paycheck and have no savings. There is a widespread practice called Employee Savings and Lending Funds which Akiba has digitized and offering on a SaaS basis to companies that want to increase productivity by reducing financial stress of their employees.

  • is a research firm that specializes in identifying and analyzing the climate change resilience of publicly traded companies. This allows clients to protect assets, optimize performance and reach sustainability goals.

  • is currently developing DiamondCoin. DiamondCoin is a unique Crypto-Token: Every DiamondCoin is backed by a high quality, certified diamond. DiamondCoin holders can save up, and redeem diamonds at all times. After the market launch, Diamond Digital will be the administrator of the DiamondCoin Platform.

  • is a P2B Crowdlending platform that allows users to earn passive income by investing in loans to highly transparent projects in real economy. These projects are profitable and generate positive impact in society or the environment.

  • AI based trading platform that allows investors of all categories to engage in automated trading. The start-up addresses the growing need for automated trading platforms that can be used by all type of retail and professional investors regardless of their technology knowledge.

  • is an integrated Employee Management System automating repetitive work such as payroll calculations, employee work time management or holiday and sick day request approval. In addition the system enables customers to choose pension and life insurance providers and to select employee benefits from hundreds of vendors.

  • The first global predictive solution for the motor insurance.

  • delivers regulatory compliant, Blockchain listed securities to a global crowdfunding marketplace. Securrency is both a RegTech & FinTech company offering a secure, scalable platform for listing traditional securities via Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) while providing global KYC (Know your Customer) and jurisdictional compliance for access.

  • is a blockchain startup set to enable borderless crypto finance. The company is building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments backed by secure custody for crypto assets.  

  • is one of Switzerland’s largest crowdfunding platforms. It offers creatives the possibility to introduce their project to a large online community and to finance it with the help of a big crowd of backers.  

Agenda

13:30 – 14:50 Investor Training

Experts share their know-how with aspiring smart money investors. You will learn essential skills and which pitfalls to avoid.

 

Realistic Exit Returns from Startup Investments

by Kate Ward

Senior Engineer and Manager at Google, Early Stage Angel Investor

Training provided by GoBeyond

Valuation and How to Avoid Conflicts About It

by Thomas Frick

Partner, Niederer Kraft & Frey

Training provided by Business Angels Switzerland

Business Angel Investing at the dawn of ICOs: perspective of an experienced investor member of the SICTIC Community

by Pascal Forster

Experienced Smart Money Investor

Training provided by Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)

14:50 – Partner Announcements

 

15:00 – Coffee Break

15:30 – Welcome and Keynotes

Fintech: From Touch Payments to ICOs

by Efi Pylarinou, Co-founder of Daily Fintech & Independent Advisor

 

This talk will offer Efi’s insights on the destination of digital wealth management and capital markets, as well as her learnings from working on ICOs.

Contovista - An Insider's View on the Journey From Incorporation to Exit in four Years

by Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer, Co-Founder, Business Angel and former Board member of Contovista & President, Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)

In 2013 Swiss start-up Contovista was incorporated to build a more delightful banking experience by developing a high quality personal finance management experience with integrated semantic search and analytics for existing e-banking portals. This talk will give insights on the ups and downs of this startup and explain the choices made for the market entry strategy, funding, advisor and employee incentives and company culture until the successful exit to Aduno in 2017.

16:30 – Swiss Fintech Startup Pitches

Twelve carefully selected startups will pitch on stage. Each startup will be allotted 7 minutes pitching time, followed by a 3 minutes Q&A session.

  • 16:30–17:30 Session 1:
    • Carbon Delta is a research firm that specializes in identifying and analyzing the climate change resilience of publicly traded companies. This allows clients to protect assets, optimize performance and reach sustainability goals.
    • Reio is an integrated Employee Management System automating repetitive work such as payroll calculations, employee work time management or holiday and sick day request approval. In addition the system enables customers to choose pension and life insurance providers and to select employee benefits from hundreds of vendors.
    • ROAD B SCORE The first global predictive solution for the motor insurance.
    • 1bank4all aims to create the first global social bank. The goal is to facilitate access to financial services for all kinds of businesses and individuals and to bring banking services to the doorstep of customers independently of their location.
    • Akiba In Emerging markets 80% of employees live from paycheck to paycheck and have no savings. There is a widespread practice called Employee Savings and Lending Funds which Akiba has digitized and offering on a SaaS basis to companies that want to increase productivity by reducing financial stress of their employees.
    • ECrowd is a P2B Crowdlending platform that allows users to earn passive income by investing in loans to highly transparent projects in real economy. These projects are profitable and generate positive impact in society or the environment.
  • 17:30–18:00 Break
  • 18:00–19:00 Session 2
    • Quantreex AI based trading platform that allows investors of all categories to engage in automated trading. The start-up addresses the growing need for automated trading platforms that can be used by all type of retail and professional investors regardless of their technology knowledge.
    • wemakeit is one of Switzerland’s largest crowdfunding platforms. It offers creatives the possibility to introduce their project to a large online community and to finance it with the help of a big crowd of backers.
    • Securrency, Inc. delivers regulatory compliant, Blockchain listed securities to a global crowdfunding marketplace. Securrency is both a RegTech & FinTech company offering a secure, scalable platform for listing traditional securities via Initial Token Offerings (ITOs) while providing global KYC (Know your Customer) and jurisdictional compliance for access.
    • Adjoint Inc. offers a smart contract platform and distributed ledger solutions designed to improve efficiency, security, and compliance in modern finance. Its messaging and consensus protocol allows enterprises to quickly deploy, maintain, verify and execute smart contracts globally.
    • SMART VALOR is a blockchain startup set to enable borderless crypto finance. The company is building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments backed by secure custody for crypto assets.
    • DiamondCoin is currently developing DiamondCoin. DiamondCoin is a unique Crypto-Token: Every DiamondCoin is backed by a high quality, certified diamond. DiamondCoin holders can save up, and redeem diamonds at all times. After the market launch, Diamond Digital will be the administrator of the DiamondCoin Platform.

19:00 – Networking Apéro with Matchmaking

During the apéro, the presenting startups have booths and can show a demo of their products. Investors are welcome to connect to their favourite startups individually for a more detailed discussion and initiate future collaborations.

20:30 – End of the Apéro

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Speakers

Kate Ward

Senior Engineer and Manager at Google, Early Stage Angel Investor at Go Beyond

Kate Ward works as an engineer and manager with Google Switzerland, a company she has been with for more than eleven years. She is also an active business angel with Go Beyond Investing in Zürich, where she has participated in several investment deals, acted as deal lead, and driven multiple due diligence sessions. In the past, she worked as a software engineer for several startup companies, but never on the business side. Today, she pairs her passion for investing with her engineering background to support early-stage startups, and to increase her knowledge of the business side of companies, giving her a more rounded understanding of company development and lifecycle.

Efi Pylarinou

Co-founder of Daily Fintech & Independent Advisor

Efi Pylarinou is a seasoned Wall Street professional that has been included in the Women in Fintech powerlist by Innovate Finance, in Women in Fintech DACH social ranking and the Global Fintech 80. She is also an influencer with more than 100,000 LinkedIn followers and a domain focus on Digital Wealth Management & Capital Markets.
Efi holds a doctorate in Finance, is the author of Wiley Fixed income books with Frank Fabozzi and is included in the upcoming WealthTech book by Wiley.

You can follow Efi on Twitter @efipm.

Dr. Thomas Dübendorfer

Co-Founder and President of Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)

Thomas Dübendorfer holds a Ph.D. and master in computer science with honours with distinction from ETH Zurich.

He worked as software engineer in Silicon Valley and seven years as Tech Lead on security and privacy projects at Google in Zürich, receiving three Google OC awards.

As president, he shaped the Information Security Society Switzerland ISSS for five years during which the number of members more than doubled to over a thousand. He is a lecturer at ETH Zürich and has co-founded several Internet technology based product centric startups in Switzerland, among them Spontacts (exit to Scout24 Group), Contovista (big data for finance) and Frontify (collaborative web design).

Pascal Forster

Serial Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Pascal has more than 20 years of experience in recruiting CEOs, board members and senior executives for leading corporations and organizations. He has co-founded a number of commercial and nonprofit organizations, amongst which World.Minds in Zurich and XU Exponential University in Berlin.

From 2005 until 2017, he was Member of the Investment Committee of Vita Sammelstiftung, one of the largest Swiss institutional investors.

As an investor, Pascal is actively involved in a number of startups in the blockchain, crypto, neurotechnology, retail and education sectors.

He received a B.A. in social sciences and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and is an Alumni of Insead’s Master CCC Programme.

Dr. Thomas Frick

Partner, Niederer Kraft & Frey

Dr. Frick specializes in counselling banks and other financial institutions in regulatory, legal and compliance issues with a focus on providing business oriented solutions that help clients to achieve their goals and minimize their risks.

His practice includes regulatory and compliance issues, customer contracts, interbank contracts and syndicated finance, and supports co-operation of enterprises, in particular with respect to competition law issues, and regularly advises and publishes on issues related thereto.

Dr. Frick is member of the board of directors and of the audit committees of Swiss banks and of other prudentially supervised financial market participants. As an active investor, he also supports business start-ups with funds, legal and business advice, thereby merging legal expertise and practical business know how.

Registration

Startup application (CLOSED)

The startup application is closed. Thank you to all the startups that applied, and congrats to the 12 that will present their Fintech projects during the event!

Investor registration

This event is intended primarily for angel investors (also novices). Family offices, fund managers and venture capitalists that want to invest in Swiss Fintech Startups are also welcome to attend.

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Limited seating. No entry without a valid ticket. No ticket sale at the event.

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Location

SIX ConventionPoint, Pfingstweidstrasse 110, CH–8005 Zurich

By train: Zürich HB, then 12min by Tram 4. By Tram: Zürich, Sportweg (1min by foot). By Car: Parking Hardturmpark (1min by foot)

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