SSUG Flagship Fund I invests in early stage startups with high growth potential in Switzerland, Europe, Israel and the US. While being sector agnostic, it invests mainly in disruptive technologies with focus on scalable ICT business models as well as in health-tech companies on a selective basis. As part of the Swiss Startup Group the SSUG Flagship Fund I benefits from a unique access to the Swiss Startup ecosystem.
Focus on disruptive technologies
Exceptional Teams and high growth potential
Covering Switzerland, Europe, Israel and US.
The Swiss Startup Group provides capital, experience, coaching and door opening to highly scalable European startups. Our fund will focus on early stage companies with high growth potential and tend not to invest beyond Series A financing rounds.
CEO Swiss Startup Capital AG
He is senior lecturer for entrepreneurship at HWZ University of Applied Science.
He currently serves as CSO of Swiss Startup Group AG, CEO and member of the Investment Committee of Swiss Startup Capital AG and Board Director of various entities.
Max Meister studied business administration in Berne.
CFO Swiss Startup Group AG
Guillaume Waser has 13 years of experience as an investment banker, entrepreneur and investor. He worked for over 8 years as an investment banker at top tier US institutions, advising clients on M&A and capital raising transaction in Europe and North America. He then participated as a principal in the acquisition of a Swiss digital advertising agency jointly owned by Ringier AG and KKR. He served as CFO for the following 4 years during the restructuring of the business into an AdTech company active in Europe and Asia.
He currently serves as CFO of Swiss Startup Group AG, member of the Investment Committee of Swiss Startup Capital AG and Board Director of various entities.
He holds a Bachelor in Economics from HEC Lausanne and a Master in Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE).
CEO Swiss Startup Group AG
He currently serves as CEO of Swiss Startup Group AG, Chairman and member of the Investment Committee of Swiss Startup Capital AG and Board Director of various entities.
Mike has been named as one of the top ten Digital Startup enablers in Switzerland. He holds an MBA from the University of Rochester New York as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Berne.
Country Executive Bank of America Merrill Lynch Switzerland
Manuel Ebner has over 30 years of experience in strategy consulting and finance. After a first startup experience in the Silicon Valley in 1984, he has then been working as Partner at both BCG and McKinsey with a focus on financial services and technology.
Thereafter, he has accumulated various experiences as CEO of Artificial Life Switzerland, Obtree Technologies, BZ Bank and Merrill Lynch Capital Markets.
He currently serves as Country Executive at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Switzerland and maintains ongoing activities as angel investor and to companies in the AI, blockchain, biotech and medtech sector.
Manuel Ebner holds bachelors in both Engineering and Economics from Stanford University as well as an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Coach and Mentor for Entrepreneurship at ETH Zurich
Michael Stucky has held various positions in top management: In 2004 he was CEO of the North American subsidiary of a major Swiss Private Bank, in 2011 he was Co-Founder and CFO of ETH spinoff GlycoVaxyn AG and he is Co-Founder and Chairman of the board of ETH spinoff Auxivo AG. He is currently mentor and coach for aspiring entrepreneurs at the ETH Zurich and the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse.
Michael Stucky holds a Master in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business as well as an MBA from the University of Zurich.
The Swiss Startup Group team is supported by a high-profile Advisory Board which includes individuals with a unique investment track record:
Some of Switzerland’s most experienced startup entrepreneurs are part of our network: