Posted on
May 12, 2022

Top VC Investors in Zurich

Narine Davtyan
Entrepreneur in Residence

The entire startup ecosystem in Switzerland is now worth a total $149B, up 3.7x sine 2016, with significant value driven by the country’s leading health and biotech startups, and university spinouts. Switzerland, despite being a relatively small country by population, is particularly entrepreneurial, with more startups per capita than it’s bigger, more headline-grabbing startup neighbours. It has also created more unicorn startups per capita than anywhere else in Europe bar Sweden.

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Top Venture Capital Firms in Zurich


1-Lakestar

Lakestar is a venture capital firm investing in technology companies led by exceptional entrepreneurs.


Website: http://www.lakestar.com/

Founded: 2012

Latest fund size: €426M (2019)

Notable Investments: Skype, Spotify, Facebook, Airbnb



2-Mountain Partners

Mountain Partners is a globally operating company builder that invests in technology companies.


Website: https://mountain.partners/

Founded: 2005

Latest fund size: -

Notable Investments: Rocket Internet, Clovia, Identiv, Tillhub, TrueHome, Bluesmart, Glamit



3-Redalpine

Redalpine is one of the leading European early-stage VCs, with a focus on highly-scalable ICT and Health Tech start-ups.


Website: http://www.redalpine.com/

Founded: 2007

Latest fund size: CHF150M (2021)

Notable Investments: Finiata, JUNIQE, bexio, Knip, Car Throttle, Givve, Veeseo


4-Swisscom Ventures


Swisscom Ventures is the corporate venture capital arm of Swisscom, that specializes in early stage tech investments.

Website: https://ventures.swisscom.com/

Founded: 2005

Latest fund size: CHF200M (2018)

Notable Investments: Fastly, Evolva, Bring!, bexio


5-Blue Horizon Corporation

Blue Horizon is an investment firm that invests in companies and businesses in the agriculture and food processing sector.

Website: https://www.bluehorizon.com/

Founded: 2016

Latest fund size: -

Notable Investments: SunFed, Planetary, California Cultured, Change Foods, BIOMILQ



6-SICTIC

Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC) connects smart money investors to Swiss seed and early-stage tech startups.


Website: http://www.sictic.ch/

Founded: 2014

Latest fund size:

Notable Investments: CodeCheck, TestingTime, Carbon Delta, WeAVR



7-Nextech Invest

Nextech Invest is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in early, mid stage and late stage, and emerging growth.


Website: http://www.nextechinvest.com/

Founded: 1998

Latest fund size: $64M

Notable Investments: EQRx, C4 Therapeutics, Blueprint Medicines, Arvinas, Jounce Therapeutics



8-BB Biotech Ventures

BB BIOTECH VENTURES is a healthcare-dedicated venture capital fund, focused on companies that develop and market drugs and medical devices.


Website: http://www.bbbiotechventures.com/

Founded: 1993

Latest fund size: -

Notable Investments: Moderna Therapeutics, Molecular Partners, Radius Health, BioXell, TargeGen



9-Wingman Ventures

Wingman Ventures is Switzerland’s leading pre-seed fund backing tech founder teams with the potential to become global market leaders.


Website: https://www.wingman.ch/

Founded: 2016

Latest fund size: $83M

Notable Investments: Bring!, Insightness


10-Aravis Ventures

Aravis Ventures is a private equity firm that invests in renewable energy and life sciences sector.


Website: http://www.aravis.ch/

Founded: 2001

Latest fund size: -

Notable Investments: Ambrx, Omeros, Evolva, Telormedix, Ikaria



Other VC Investors in Zurich:

SchindlerAM Ventures

EquityPitcher Ventures

Planven Entrepreneur Ventures

Technology Fund

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