1/ More than ever, entrepreneurs in Geneva are fueling greed
It’s now a new record broken for Swiss Private Equity. With an increase of 31.8% (src Swiss VC report 2019) investments in 2018, it was nearly 1.24 billion Swiss Francs that were distributed to 230 Swiss Start-ups. An impressive growth, thanks to the companies in ICT sector (Information and Communications Technology) including Fintech. In fact, nearly 685 million Swiss Francs have been recovered by this sector. It represents 10 of the first 20 rounds of funding. Among them, SEBA (CHF 100 million) or Nexthink (CHF 82 million).
One of the largest investment companies in this sector is Index Venture or GV owned by Alphabet (GOOGLE).
The volume of investments in the ICT has exceeded the sector of Biotechnology (N ° 1 in 2017) and which ranks second in 2018 with CHF 252.6 million.
The third sector that has kept investors attention is Medtechs. In fact, it shows a strong increase of 41.9%, rising from CHF 86.6 million to CHF 122.9 million.
2/ Who is the START-UP GOLF CHALLENGE event aimed at?
The START-UP GOLF CHALLENGE is open to everyone who evolves in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Switzerland but also abroad. During the 1st edition, we saw companies from Paris. Indeed, the Golf de Maison Blanche is ideally located at only 12 km from Geneva airport.
Whether you are a young entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or a personality acting in the ecosystem, you are welcome
You represent a Mid-Size Company, a Group, an HR firm, a consulting agency or a lawers company, you are welcome.
of course, you are a Business Angel (even a beginner), or both entrepreneur and investor in young seeds, you are welcome.
You are VC, Partner from investment funds, Business Angel, or Banker looking for opportunities in helping projects, you are more than welcome.
Also welcome to those who participate fully in the development of Swiss entrepreneurship, incubators, independent or from a large group, executives of corporates, and those who act to promote young Start-uppers with great potential.
this list is obviously not exhaustive.
3/ Previously in the START-UP GOLF CHALLENGE …
Rather than a long story to sum up’ the previous edition, we offer you this.
So, to get a glimpse of the friendly and pleasant mood of the event. We invite you to spend the next 5 minutes of your life as an entrepreneur or investor watching this video.
Then, sign up to experience this exciting event. With a piece of luck, you will be among those who will benefit from the “Early Bird” rate 🙂
Vidéo officielle de l’édition 2018 de Genève
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