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Everything you need to know about us

We are an early stage VC firm based in Switzerland and in Silicon Valley with a strong international focus. Our strategic location at EPFL in Lausanne grants us access to one of the most dynamic and recognized innovation centers in the world, while our permanent presence in Silicon Valley gives us access to an ecosystem entirely dedicated to startups.

We are a team of seasoned investment professionals and industry experts with years of experience and an extensive industrial network. Our role is to build the bridge between Swiss and European start-ups with the US where they will be able to access new markets, ideas, people, and opportunities.

European startups

We believe that early stage European start-ups have been overlooked by VCs for too long. The quality of European research and innovation centers and the growing entrepreneurial spirit among young graduates create significant investment opportunities.

The power of sharing

We believe sharing is a powerful driver of growth and a source of success and fulfillment. We believe there is no value creation without sharing, which is becoming ever more consistent with the dawn of the collaborative economy.

Collaborative innovation

We believe in the virtuous collaboration between academia, entrepreneurs, investors and corporations. Each of these collaborators is an essential contributor to the value creation process.

Everything you need to know about Polytech Ecosystem Ventures

Frequently asked questions

We are experimented investors specialized in early stage technology businesses. We focus on helping start-ups acquire customers and partners through our personal network. Our dual geographical footprint (Switzerland + USA) enable us to help European start-up establish a business in the USA and American start-ups to enter the European market. We are bridge makers. We make bridges between start-ups and large corporations, between early stage and late stage investors and between Europe and the USA.

chartWe are an early stage investor advisor. We prefer to make an initial investment during a Seed round but we do also consider participating in a Series A. Our initial investment usually ranges between CHF 100k and CHF 500k and if the business grows well, we have the ability to invest up to CHF 2.5M in a company.

We are looking for startups actively taking part in the digital transformation of industries, with a special interest on Financial Services and Healthcare. We have a focus on digital and software start-ups that leverages the potential of big data and IoT to transform industries.

Our scouting is mainly focused on Swiss start-ups but we also review European and USA opportunities.

Please send us a mail with your pitch deck and contact details. We will then review it and let you know if we are interested to learn more.

You will need to provide us with an investor pitch, including details on your company, your product, your business model, your team, and financial forecasts. The more we know about your company, the best and the quickest we can give you a feedback on your project.

The next step is to pitch your project to one of our team members. And then to the whole investment committee.

If the investment committee is interested to consider an investment, a due diligence will be performed.

Please fill in the form with the subject of your mail. This way, we’ll be able to answer you quickly and efficiently, whether you’d be a startup looking for funding, an investor looking for co-investment opportunities, or a student looking for knowledge.

Polytech Ecosystem in figures

15

NUMBER OF EXITS

108

ENTREPRENEURS

54

COMPANIES

203

NUMBER OF DEALS RECEIVED IN 2016