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A look at the emerging Corporate Venture Capital landscape in Switzerland
A look at the emerging Corporate Venture Capital landscape in Switzerland

Next to the entrepreneurial scene in Switzerland that has been maturing over the last two decades, a subgroup of investors is on the rise.

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Tobias Pfortmüller
Sep 16, 2021 - 5 mins
Lorenz Lüchinger will become CEO of Sparrow Ventures 
Lorenz Lüchinger will become CEO of Sparrow Ventures 

Felix Brunner, CEO of Sparrow Ventures, is leaving the company at his own request and will be succeeded by Lorenz Lüchinger as of 1st November 2021.

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Sep 13, 2021 - 2 mins
Inside the Nest with Walter, our Head of Tech
Inside the Nest with Walter, our Head of Tech

We sat down with Walter, who is heading our Tech team. Read on to find out more about the role the team takes in the venture building process and what…

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Imke Nowak
Jun 28, 2021 - 3 mins
Inside the Nest with Caroline from the Product Team
Inside the Nest with Caroline from the Product Team

We sat down for a chat with Caroline to find out more about the role and responsibilities Product Owners hold in the venture building process. She…

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Imke Nowak
Apr 22, 2021 - 6 mins
Why we invested in Selma Finance
Why we invested in Selma Finance

At the beginning of 2021, we invested in the Swiss-Finish startup Selma Finance and Yan from our Investment Team explains why we are glad to be on…

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Yan Waldmeyer
Mar 30, 2021 - 4 mins
How and why to work hypotheses-driven when building ventures
How and why to work hypotheses-driven when building ventures

When was the last time you made a hypothesis? I would guess It’s been shorter than you might think. We constantly make basic hypotheses or assumptions…

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Leon Mehlau
Mar 11, 2021 - 5 mins
Growth-focused equity for startups
Growth-focused equity for startups

We take a close look at the Swiss Startup and Investor landscape together with Tobias, who is a Senior Investment Manager on our team while providing…

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Tobias Pfortmüller
Feb 04, 2021 - 11 mins
Inside the Nest with Timo, our Chief Venture Officer
Inside the Nest with Timo, our Chief Venture Officer

We sat down with Timo, who recently started as Chief Venture Officer in our team. Read on to find out more about him as a person and what he is…

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Imke Nowak
Jan 19, 2021 - 6 mins
The rising usage of No-code in Venture Building
The rising usage of No-code in Venture Building

Alexander from the Product Owner Team elaborates on the advantages that the usage of new No-Code solutions holds for Venture Building.

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Alexander Thomsen
Nov 24, 2020 - 4 mins
My 5 most valuable learnings from building a fintech startup
My 5 most valuable learnings from building a fintech startup

Looking back at a rollercoaster ride with all its ups and downs from founding his first startup, Silvan from our Venture Architect team shares five of…

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Silvan Schumacher
Sep 17, 2020 - 6 mins
The 5 step gardening guide: How to build and cultivate a great startup culture
The 5 step gardening guide: How to build and cultivate a great startup culture

Culture is the identity of your company in order to reach common goals. Not able to overlook the parallels from cultivating a garden, Marco from our…

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Marco Muehlhaupt
Nov 10, 2020 · 8 min read
Hiring for your Startup: 6 steps to find the right talent and grow your team
Hiring for your Startup: 6 steps to find the right talent and grow your team

Hiring the right people for your startup, especially in an early stage, is arguably the most essential element on its overall road to success. Elisa…

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Elisa Salaberri
Aug 13, 2020 - 7 mins
The Product Playbook - Part 2: Product Delivery
The Product Playbook - Part 2: Product Delivery

Along the product journey, Alexander presents in this article the discovery stage, at which prioritized product specifications are handed over to the…

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Alexander Thomsen
Jul 13, 2020 - 7 mins
Why we invested in bestsmile
Why we invested in bestsmile

At the end of 2019, we invested in the Swiss startup bestsmile and Yan from our Investment Team explains why we are glad to be on board as a partner…

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Yan Waldmeyer
Jun 18, 2020 - 3 mins
The Product Playbook - Part 1: Product Discovery
The Product Playbook - Part 1: Product Discovery

As part of our learning and growing culture during the venture building process, Alexander shares approaches and best practices for the product…

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Alexander Thomsen
Jun 04, 2020 - 6 mins
The disruption and accelerated trends of Covid-19 within the food industry
The disruption and accelerated trends of Covid-19 within the food industry

The disruption and accelerated trends of Covid-19 within the food industry

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Anja Willms
Jun 30, 2020 - 6 mins
Failure is part of the process
Failure is part of the process

Gian dives into why failure is a calculated risk when building ventures and how we reap the benefits from it by using knowledge and learnings…

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Gian Saratz
May 07, 2020 - 4 mins
What is it like to be hired as an Entrepreneur?
What is it like to be hired as an Entrepreneur?

Want to be an employee and entrepreneur at the same time? It is possible in the role of a Venture Architect.

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Imke Nowak
Mar 27, 2020 - 4 mins
Inside the Nest with Yan from the Investment Team
Inside the Nest with Yan from the Investment Team

Yan from the investment team shares his take on why he thinks startups have a strong partner with us on their side, which also links to the reasons he…

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Mar 27, 2020 - 2 mins