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. Fintech startups looking for funding please apply before Oct 20, 2017.


13:30 – Investor Training

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

Fintech Startup Investment Case Study from Incorporation to Exit

by Brigitte Baumann

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, European Business Angel of the Year in 2015

Training provided by GoBeyond

More details coming soon!

Startup Valuations

by experienced business angel

Training provided by partner organization to be announced

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)

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 (Startups to be announced after jury selection)
  • 17:30–18:00 Break
  • 18:00–19:00 Session 2 (Startups to be announced after jury selection)

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

The Largest Fintech Investor Event in Switzerland



Brigitte Baumann

Founder & Chief Investment Officer, European Angel Investor of the Year

Brigitte is the Founder and CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing.

Go Beyond enables novice & experienced, small & large investors, to access angel investing as an asset class through its unique platform, tools, training and expert angels. Go Beyond works with individual investors, family offices, professional groups/associations and corporations and operates in Europe and the US. Its team is comprised of seasoned business angels and is the subject of a Harvard Business School case.

Brigitte is a Business Angel since 2003 and has received The European Investor of the Year from EBAN in May 2015. She is President Emeritus of EBAN, the European trade association for Business Angels and Seed Funds. Brigitte Chairs Young Presidents Organization’s global Angel Investing group.

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.

Since 2005 he is 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 start ups in the blockchain, 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.


Startup application

Are you an early stage FinTech Startup with the core team and the company domicile in Switzerland that is looking for funding? We also consider startups that are not yet incorporated and also those willing to relocate and incorporate in Switzerland.

Startup applications are now open!

No need for a lengthy business plan! Just fill in our short factsheet.

Application deadline Oct 20th, 2017 23:30 CET.

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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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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