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Top 11 Venture Capital Firms in Zürich in 2022

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 8, 2022
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The startup community has been growing in Zürich in recent years.

This has come along with an increase in the amount of money flowing from VCs into startups.

In this article, you can find a hand-picked list of venture capital firms in Zürich.

11 Venture Capital Firms in Zürich

1) Wellington Partners Venture Capital

Wellington Partners Venture Capital

Wellington Partners primarily invest in German and European life science companies at their early and growth stage.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Munich, Zürich
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Rolf Christof Dienst
  • Industries: Healthcare
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: €2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 225
  • Number of exits: 57
  • Funds raised: €1,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Spotify, UIpath, Free Now

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at businessplan@wellington-partners.com.

2) TA Venture

TA Venture

TA Ventures is a seed and series A venture capital firm with investments in the US and Europe markets.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Cyprus
  • City: Frankfurt, Zürich, Kyiv, Nicosia
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Viktoriya Tigipko
  • Industries: Mobility, Healthcare, Enterprise, Consumer, Supply Chain & Logistics, Fintech, SaaS, Industrial
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $100,000
  • Maximum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 224
  • Number of exits: 86
  • Funds raised: $75,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Gameto, TaxDown, NyguistData

You can find their website here.

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

3) 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.

4) 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.

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5) 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.

6) 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.

7) 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.

8) 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.

9) 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.

10) 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.

11) 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.

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