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25 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Switzerland

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
October 30, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Switzerland has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Switzerland investing across various sectors and industries.

25 Venture Capital Firms in Switzerland

1) MassChallenge

MassChallenge

MassChallenge is a startup accelerator providing early-stage capital and mentorship to startups across North America and Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, South Korea, Australia, China, Colombia, France, Poland, Ireland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia, Morocco
  • City: Boston, Texas City
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: John Harthorne, Akhil Nigam
  • Industries: Fintech, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Climate & Sustainability
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 2103
  • Number of exits: 562
  • Funds raised: $8,600,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Frenalytics, Neurava, SheFly

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@masschallenge.org.

2) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play provides an array of services including accelerators, mentorships, and capital to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, France, China, Japan, South Korea
  • City: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, São Paulo, Topeka, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Basel, Ben Guerir, Cairo, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Seoul, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: DTC, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Media, Transportation, Hardware, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 1447
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $45,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Truebill, Honey, Life360

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investment@plugandplaytechcenter.com.

3) Highland Capital Partners

Highland Capital Partners

Highland Capital Partners is an international venture capital that puts the entrepreneur first, its portfolio consists of over 200+ exits and 40 Unicorns.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, United Kingdom, Switzerland
  • City: Palo Alto, Boston, London, Geneva
  • Started in: 1988
  • Founders: Bob Higgins, Paul Maeder
  • Industries: Fintech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $200,000,000
  • Number of investments: 488
  • Number of exits: 145
  • Funds raised: $2,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Enjoy, 2U, Rent The Runway

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at laurel@hcp.com.

4) Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures

Versant Ventures is a healthcare investment fund financing biotechnology companies discovering and developing therapeutics.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA, Canada
  • City: Basel, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Toronto, Vancouver
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Barbara Lubash, Brian Atwood, Donald B. Milder, Rebecca Robertson, Samuel Colella, William Link
  • Industries: Healthcare, Biotech
  • Stages: Late Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Number of investments: 355
  • Number of exits: 99
  • Funds raised: $3,300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Crispr Therapeutics, Gritstone Bio, Vectivbio

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (415) 801-8100.

5) Novartis Venture Fund

Novartis Venture Fund

Novartis Venture Fund provides capital to life sciences companies across North America, Europe and Isreal.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Basel
  • Started in: 1996
  • Founders: Bart Dzikowski
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Biotech
  • Stages: Seed
  • Number of investments: 324
  • Number of exits: 163
  • Funds raised: $720,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Enterprise Therapeutics, Expansion Therapeutics, Immunitas

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info.nvf@nvfund.com.

6) Creathor

Creathor

Creathor Ventures seeks investments in Swedish and German companies building in the fields of technology and healthcare.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Switzerland
  • City: Bad Homburg, Zürich, Meilen
  • Started in: 2003
  • Founders: Gert Kohler
  • Industries: Automation, Industrial, Healthcare, Cloud, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 220
  • Number of exits: 7
  • Funds raised: $250,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: ACTech, Doodle, Bitbar

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at creathor@creathor.com.

7) Verve Venture

Verve Venture

Since 2010, Verve Capital is an early-stage venture capital investing in European tech entrepreneurs.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, Germany, France
  • City: Berlin, Zürich, Cambridge, Paris, Lausanne
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Lukas Weber
  • Industries: Big Data & Analytics, SaaS, E-Commerce, Human Resources
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 210
  • Number of exits: 26
  • Funds raised: €250,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: GotCourts, TestingTime, Bring!

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@verve.vc.

8) NGP Capital

NGP Capital

NGP Capital is a late-stage venture capital firm providing growth equity to companies in the cloud, cyber security, digital industry and digital transformation sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, China, India, Finland, Switzerland
  • City: Palo Alto, Helsinki, Geneva, Beijing
  • Started in: 2005
  • Founders: John Gardner, Paul Asel
  • Industries: Cybersecurity, Cloud, AI & ML, Robotics, Supply Chain & Logistics, Manufacturing, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $8,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $12,000,000
  • Number of investments: 203
  • Number of exits: 76
  • Funds raised: $1,400,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Synergies Intelligent Systems, Spacefill Boostup.Ai,

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at team@ngpcap.com.

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9) HBM Partners

HBM Partners

Since 2001, HBM Partners is a healthcare investor located in Switzerland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Zug
  • Started in: 2001
  • Founders: Andreas Wicki
  • Industries: Healthcare
  • Stages: Late Stage, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $50,000,000
  • Number of investments: 191
  • Number of exits: 109
  • Funds raised: $96,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Liostream Bio, Valo, Acrivon Therapeutics

You can find their website here.

10) Lakestar

Lakestar

Lakestar provides seed to growth capital for European tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Mika Salmi
  • Industries: Fintech, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Industrial, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Gaming, Media, Climate & Sustainability
  • Stages: Seed, Growth, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 177
  • Number of exits: 37
  • Funds raised: $735,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Opendoor, Oscar, GetYourGuide

You can find their website here.

11) Roche Venture Fund

Roche Venture Fund

Roche Venture is an investment fund for life science companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA
  • City: San Francisco, Basel
  • Started in: 2002
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Healthcare
  • Stages: Series A
  • Minimum check size: CHF3,000,000
  • Maximum check size: CHF10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 158
  • Number of exits: 95
  • Funds raised: CHF55,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: NMD Pharma, Centessa, Enthera

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at roche.venturefund@roche.com.

12) Redalpine Venture Partners

Redalpine Venture Partners

Redalpine is a sector-agnostic venture capital firm backing European founders.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, Luxembourg
  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Peter Niederhauser
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Fintech
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Series A
  • Number of investments: 149
  • Number of exits: 31
  • Funds raised: CHF385,200,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Whaly, Umiami, natif.ai

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@redalpine.com.

13) Swisscom Ventures

Swisscom Ventures

Swisscom Ventures is a Swiss corporate venture capital firm investing in global tech companies in the early and growth stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA
  • City: Zürich, Bern, Palo Alto, Lausanne
  • Started in: 2007
  • Founders: Dominique Megret
  • Industries: Cloud, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Big Data & Analytics, AI & ML
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 133
  • Number of exits: 40
  • Funds raised: $199,400,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Flyability, Neo, Scandit

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info.startup@swisscom.com.

14) Endeavour Vision

Endeavour Vision

Based in Switzerland, Endeavour Vision provides growth equity for life sciences and healthcare technology companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, USA
  • City: Geneva, Minneapolis
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Bernard Vogel, Damien Tappy, Sven Lingjaerde
  • Industries: Health & Wellness, Healthcare
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: $10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $30,000,000
  • Number of investments: 125
  • Number of exits: 78
  • Funds raised: $810,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Vertiflex, Medartis, Symetis

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +41 22 544 6000.

15) Polytech Ecosystem Ventures

Polytech Ecosystem Ventures

Polytech Ventures is a Swiss venture capital investing in early-stage European startups with an international focus.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Lausanne
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Guillaume Dubray
  • Industries: Fintech, Proptech & Real Estate, Healthcare, E-Commerce
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: CHF200,000
  • Maximum check size: CHF3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 80
  • Number of exits: 40
  • Funds raised: CHF11,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Relai, UiPath, KiwI

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at yves@polytechventures.ch.

16) Alpana Ventures

Alpana Ventures

Based in Switzerland, Alpana Ventures seeks investment opportunities in deep tech solutions across Switzerland, Europe and the US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Geneva
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Nathalie Chemtob, Pascal H. Widmer
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Fintech, Health & Wellness, Enterprise, Social, Cybersecurity, Transportation
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 68
  • Number of exits: 14
  • Funds raised: $3,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Mila, eMoniotr, CrimeoMeter

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@alpana-ventures.ch.

17) Emerald Technology Ventures

Emerald Technology Ventures

Emerald is an international venture capital firm investing in sustainable industrial technology.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, Canada, Singapore
  • City: Zürich, Toronto, Singapore
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Gina Domanig
  • Industries: Industrial, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: $10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 60
  • Number of exits: 9
  • Funds raised: $340,700,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Spear Power Systems, Powerhouse Dynamics, Securitymatters

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@emerald-ventures.com.

18) Evolution Equity Partners

Evolution Equity Partners

Evolution Equity Partners is a global VC firm specialising in information security, B2B SaaS and consumer companies across the US and Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Switzerland
  • City: New York, Palo Alto, Zürich
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Richard Seewald, Dennis Smith
  • Industries: SaaS, Cybersecurity, Enterprise, AI & ML, Internet & Mobile, Social, Cloud
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Late Stage, Series A, Series B, Growth
  • Minimum check size: $2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 60
  • Number of exits: 12
  • Funds raised: $400,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: OpenDNS, SecurityScorecard, 60K

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@evolutionequity.com.

19) Highland Europe

Highland Europe

Highland Europe provides growth equity to technology companies across Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • City: Geneva, London
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Fergal Mullen
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, SaaS
  • Stages: Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: €10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €75,000,000
  • Number of investments: 56
  • Number of exits: 19
  • Funds raised: €2,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Wooga, Wolt, Adjust

You can find their website here.

20) CV VC

CV VC

CV Labs is a blockchain-focused venture capital founded in 2016.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, Colombia, Lithuania
  • City: Cape Town, Zug, Vaduz
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Mathias Ruch
  • Industries: Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 49
  • Number of exits: 6
  • Funds raised: $3,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Float Capital, Coinrule, Pravica

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +41 41 7250880.

21) Backbone Ventures

Backbone Ventures

​BackBone is a pre-seed and seed VC firm funding companies in the fields of ICT and food tech across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Isreal.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Philippe Bernet, Miklos Stanek
  • Industries: Food & Beverage, Internet & Mobile, Climate & Sustainability, Enterprise, Health & Wellness, Consumer
  • Stages: Seed, Pre-Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 31
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: $40,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Findependent, Threatray, Imburse

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@bbventures.ch.

22) Kharis Capital

Kharis Capital

Kharis Capital invests in consumer-focused companies in Asia and Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg
  • City: Brussels, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Zug
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Daniel Grossmann
  • Industries: Consumer
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 29
  • Number of exits: 2
  • Funds raised: €90,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Livspace, QSRP, StockViva

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@khariscapital.com.

23) Deeptech Ventures

Deeptech Ventures

Based in Switzerland, DeepTech Ventures is a Web3-focused VC firm.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Zürich
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Alexander Christen
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Crypto & Blockchain
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Maximum check size: $4,000,000
  • Number of investments: 27
  • Number of exits: 1
  • 3 remarkable investments: Convex, Ethereum, Limewire

You can find their website here.

24) Forestay Capital

Forestay Capital

Forestay is a post-revenue venture capital firm investing in deep tech and B2B SaaS companies primarily in Europe & Isreal.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Geneva
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Frederic Wohlwend
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Enterprise, SaaS
  • Stages: Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $10,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 22
  • Number of exits: 2
  • 3 remarkable investments: Manta, Convelio, Stratio

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@forestay.vc.

25) Pureos Bioventures

Pureos Bioventures

Pureos Bioventures exclusively invest in drug development companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Pfaffikon
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Dr. Dominik Escher, Dr. Klaus Brenner, Dr. Martin Münchbach
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare, Health & Wellness, Life Sciences
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 18
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Funds raised: $262,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Acrivon Therapeutics, ImCheck Therapeutics, Araris Biotech

You can find their website here.

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