Team

We are passionate about building and investing in great companies and support them with our operational expertise from day one, so they can unleash their full potential. We have a team-oriented approach paired with an entrepreneurial mindset that applies to everything we do. While our team covers a wide variety of disciplines and industry knowledge, we are united by a culture where execution is everything. Find out more about the Sparrow team below: what we do and are in charge of in our jobs, where one can find us when in Switzerland as well as what are topics close to our heart and passion and you can talk about with each one of us.

Venture
Adrien
Venture Architect

Adrien

Venture Architect

What I do at Sparrow: Build a great team spirit to create new ventures while having a fun time with my colleagues.

One can find me in Switzerland: In Lavaux with a glass of wine and the breathtaking view.

Talk to me about: Your last sailing trip, I'll be amazed in any case.

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Product Design
Alessandro
Product Manager

Alessandro

Product Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: Setting the boundaries for what toppings are allowed on a pizza with the same passion as I build products.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Lost in the Hönggerberg woods.

Talk to me about:
Board Games, Sci-Fi books and the internet.

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Venture
Ann-Lauriene
Lead Venture Architect

Ann-Lauriene

Lead Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: I am on a daily mission to build amazing ventures and enable the team to grow.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Running, hiking, camping, skiing in the mountains.

Talk to me about:
Trail running, physics, meal prep and vegan food.


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Product Design
Charline
UX/UI Designer

Charline

UX/UI Designer

What I do @ Sparrow: I research and analyze customer behaviours to create user-friendly experiences and interfaces.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Enjoying a bike ride along the lake and suffocating while cycling up a hill.

Talk to me about:
Art Exhibitions and all things baby related.


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Venture
Claudio
Venture Architect

Claudio

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: I’m watching out for new trends to build up promising and successful ventures with an awesome team.

One can find me in Switzerland: Around Lucerne, Zug or Thun. Mostly on or in the lake, on the racing bike or hiking with my buddy Boo.

Talk to me about: Real Estate, start up ideas, flying small airplanes, dogs or what you think could be interesting :)

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Investment Finance
Claudius
Investment Manager

Claudius

Investment Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: Investing in promising startup ideas.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Playing Spikeball at Chinawiese. 

Talk to me about:
Surfing, handball, fantasy books, self optimisation, and of course… business.


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Growth Marketing
Daniel
Growth Marketer

Daniel

Loosli

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: I’m always on the lookout for new trends and ideas, and I ask myself a lot of questions about a wide variety of topics. Learn and grow, always.

One can find me in Switzerland: On the Limmat or other cozy waters. When it gets cold and gray I’m probably in the mountains or at home where it is cozy with a warm chocolate.

Talk to me about: Whatever makes you happy and what you burn for. Otherwise I like to communicate about politics, world affairs, art, surfing and powder surfing.

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Product Design
Dario
Product Manager

Dario

Crosier

Product Manager

What do I do @ Sparrow?: I ask a lot of questions - mostly to myself, so that we can build the right thing, right and fast.

One can find me in Switzerland: Eating Schoggigipfeli or in the lake - but never at the same time

Talk to me about:
How we can make the world a better, kinder place.OR something you’re passionate about - unless it contradicts the above ^^

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Venture
Fabi
Venture Architect

Fabi

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: I am enabling our startups to fly and in-between I am beating Alessandro at table tennis.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Looking for plants to replace the ones that I keep neglecting.

Talk to me about:
Design, music, mindfulness and the VfB Stuttgart Bundesliga season of 06/07.


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Product Design
Fabian
Head of Product

Fabian

Wabbel

Head of Product

What I do @ Sparrow: Delivering products people love - at scale.

One can find me in Switzerland:
At skate parks, near rivers and lakes, bike tracks, playgrounds - thanks to my kid.

Talk to me about:
Anything.


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Venture
Gian
Lead Venture Architect

Gian

Lead Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: Raising venture baby birds.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Swimming along Schanzengraben no matter the weather or season.

Talk to me about:
Absolutely anything.




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Venture
Gina
Lead Venture Architect

Gina

Lead Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: I dig into whatever needs to be done to drive a venture forward and usually I get quite excited on the way. It makes me happy when I can pass this passion on to fellow team members and customers alike.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Enjoying the sunshine outdoors while having a little picnic.

Talk to me about:
Restaurants, plants and scuba diving.


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Partnerships Talent
Helen
Talent Manager

Helen

Talent Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: It is my responsibility to surround our talents with an environment, where they can grow and excel in their role.

One can find me in Switzerland:
At the lake of Zurich with a glass of prosecco. 

Talk to me about:
Dogs, prosecco, travelling and techno.



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Investment Finance
Huong
Finance Manager

Huong

Finance Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: Supporting the venture builders in the background and taking care of the finance numbers. 

One can find me in Switzerland:
Between the lakes and the mountains. 

Talk to me about:
Martin Suter's books.


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Partnerships Talent
Imke
Head of Partnerships

Imke

Head of Partnerships

What I do @ Sparrow: Partnering up for events in the startup ecosystem, bringing the team together through employer branding activities and working with our portfolio companies for synergies within the Migros group.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Hiking up the mountain and drinking a glass of prosecco on the top. Or skiing down in winter, ending the day with Aprés-Ski.

Talk to me about:
Dogs, places in the world to visit, food and restaurants and yourself. I am interested in people and their stories.


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Technology
Jakub
DevOps Engineer

Jakub

DevOps Engineer

What I do @ Sparrow: Just as thoroughly as I check our servers, security and deployments of software, I am making sure that the coffee machine in the office is operating properly throughout the day by sampling espressos every now and then.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Somewhere in the mountains. Either attempting to snowboard or ride a motorbike, depending on the weather conditions.

Talk to me about:
Motorbikes.


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Growth Marketing
Julius
Head of Growth

Julius

Head of Growth

What I do @ Sparrow: I am part of the Growth Team, which develops and executes the commercialization of our ventures.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Out and about.

Talk to me about:
Conifers, seagulls, or whatever else you are passionate about.


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Growth Marketing
Keanu
Growth Marketer

Keanu

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: Understanding the market, customer and technology to boost and scale innovative ventures in Switzerland.

One can find me in Switzerland: Drinking espresso martini at a secret spot high above the lake.‍

Talk to me about: Anything from sports, cuisine or life encounters. Just be real.

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Venture
Leon
Venture Architect

Leon

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: I mainly keep strings together to build great ventures.

One can find me in Switzerland:
At the Lake of Zurich, drinking an iced cappuccino.

Talk to me about:
Venezuelan cuisine and table tennis.

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Management
Lorenz
Chief Executive Officer

Lorenz

Chief Executive Officer

What I do @ Sparrow: Following my passion to grow ideas into businesses, together with an awesome gang of colleagues.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Working in the forest.

Talk to me about:
Modelling electricity prices or good food and Italian red wine.

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Product Design
Louis
Product Manager

Louis

De Lièvre

Product Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: I spend my time eating all the chocolate I can find in the office. Otherwise, I am hopefully doing the right thing to bring ventures to life, and then I iterate.


One can find me in Switzerland: In the many records shops of Zurich or in the Swiss nature.


Talk to me about: Tennis, music or your last encounter with a raccoon.

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Growth Marketing
Luis
Growth Marketer

Luis

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: I focus on everything around acquisition and retention, in order to make our ventures grow.

One can find me in Switzerland:
On tennis courts all-day.

Talk to me about:
Innovation, sport and cocktails.


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Venture
Marco
Venture Architect

Marco

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: Startup or die tryin' - being part of building Migros innovative future.

One can find me in Switzerland:
in the Foundation Beyeler.

Talk to me about:
c̶o̶v̶f̶e̶f̶e̶  coffee.


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Investment Finance
Maurin
Investment Manager

Maurin

Investment Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: Scouting promising start-ups, crunching numbers, writing mails.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Taking a dip in one of the many lakes or rivers.

Talk to me about:
Music, surfing or floorball.

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Management
Melina
Assistant to the CFO

Melina

Assistant to the CFO

What I do @ Sparrow: Supporting the CFO in his daily business. 

One can find me in Switzerland:
In my Schrebergarten (knitting or gardening), in the mountains hiking the beautiful Swiss trails (my favorite area is Alpstein), golfing, or anywhere knitting (I cannot help it, I'm a knitting addict).

Talk to me about:
I won't say knitting (but you can of course ;)), golfing, baking, gardening.

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Management
Michael
Chief Financial Officer

Michael

Meyer

Chief Financial Officer

What I do @ Sparrow: Investing in a bright future of the Migros Group to make life better for humanity and society.

One can find me in Switzerland:
On the Üetliberg or any other big mountains either skiing, snowboarding, running or mountain biking.

Talk to me about:
Sports and other essentials of life like eating and drinking.

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Growth Marketing
Mike
Growth Marketer

Mike

Güntert

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: Building and growing promising ventures - at scale.

One can find me in Switzerland:
In the mountains where I am trying to learn to ski.

Talk to me about: Your most exciting trip to Latin America.


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Venture
Odile
Venture Architect

Odile

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: Researching about new fields of opportunities, designing and testing new ventures.

One can find me in Switzerland:
In the Engadin Valley cruising with my skis through the powder paradise.

Talk to me about:
Your Karma.

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Product Design
Patrick
Product Manager

Patrick

Product Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: Continuous discovery, testing, iterating, and problem solving in order to bring solutions into our venture projects.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Going on long walks in the mountains.

Talk to me about:
The best places in Switzerland.


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Technology
Pietro
Frontend Engineer

Pietro

Frontend Engineer

What I do @ Sparrow: I design and implement ideas through web and mobile applications.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Running (follow me on Strava :))

Talk to me about:
The last TV series you have been watching.


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Growth Marketing
Ramona
Growth Marketer

Ramona

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: Showing people what they want before they even know it.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Out in the middle of Zürisee on the paddle board.

Talk to me about:
The best kitesurfing spots worldwide. Or the perfect wine pairing to delicious food.


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Technology
Rupert
Frontend Engineer

Rupert

Frontend Engineer

What I do @ Sparrow: I am bringing the venture team's ideas to life. 

One can find me in Switzerland:
Standing at a food counter asking 'Sprechen Sie Englisch?'.

Talk to me about:
Why your country shouldn't leave the EU.    


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Growth Marketing
Sarina
Growth Marketer

Sarina

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: Finding ways to grow our ideas into thriving ventures.

One can find me in Switzerland: At a café thinking about life while actually trying to read.

Talk to me about: What makes you happy :)

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Venture
Silvan
Venture Architect

Silvan

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: Bringing ideas to life through ventures.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Riding MBT trails in the mountains.

Talk to me about: Startups, monetary system, self-development, psychology, mental health and YoYos.

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Partnerships Talent
Stefania
Customer Success Lead

Stefania

Customer Success Lead

What I do @ Sparrow: Supporting the customers of the WePractice venture. 

One can find me in Switzerland:
On a Stand-up paddle with food.

Talk to me about:
Stand-up paddling, secret mountain lakes and Italian food.


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Partnerships Talent
Stephanie
Business Partner Communications Manager

Stephanie

Burtscher

Business Partner Communications Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: Telling the Sparrow story, supporting the teams with telling the one about their ventures or investments. 

One can find me in Switzerland: Mostly in Zurich, but also in the mountains skiing or hiking (anywhere in Graubünden) and in summer at the lakeside.

Talk to me about: Traveling, restaurants, healthy food, spirituality, pilates, ...but I am also open to almost any other topics and looking forward to learning more from people in conversations.

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Product Design
Tamir
Product Manager

Tamir

Product Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: I'm responsible for building cool products that delight their users and have an impact. My responsibilities range from conception and ideation of new products and features to their implementation and testing.

One can find me in Switzerland:
In Zurich or Basel... or at the airport catching a flight to a new destination.

Talk to me about:
Technology, travels, sailing.

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Venture
Thibault
Venture Architect

Thibault

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: Helping to find promising venture ideas and test them on the market. From ideation to MVP in a few weeks or months.

One can find me in Switzerland:
At Kosmos reading a book (or more likely eating a chocolate cake).

Talk to me about:
How the universe will probably end (don't be depressed, it's in a long time 👾).


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Investment Finance
Tim
Intern Investment Management

Tim

Baettig

Intern Investment Management

What I do @ Sparrow: Screening of investment opportunities and supporting the deal flow. 

One can find me in Switzerland:
In the mountains of Grisons and St. Gallen, on one of the few river waves in Switzerland, or in the Studio. 

Talk to me about: Liverpool FC, the Tolkien universe, board sports, and indie rock.


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Management
Timo
Chief Venture Officer

Timo

Chief Venture Officer

What I do @ Sparrow: I'm one of 33 Venturepreneurs at Sparrow. Going from idea to validated business model - and repeat.

One can find me in Switzerland:
Outside my comfort zone.

Talk to me about: Your failures, and how they became the beginnings of your story, and not an end.


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Investment Finance
Tobias
Investment Manager

Tobias

Investment Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: I am juggling with numbers to make your venture look like the rocket ship it truly is.

One can find me in Switzerland:
...you cannot find me. #offthegrid

Talk to me about:
I am interested in everything! ...maybe apart from your uncle's new theory that 9/11 was an inside job. Keep that to yourself, thanks :)


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Investment Finance
Yan
Investment Manager

Yan

Investment Manager

What I do @ Sparrow: I am shopping for startups to join our portfolio.

One can find me in Switzerland:
On the tennis court during the summer and on the slopes in the mountains during the winter.

Talk to me about: Your past and upcoming crazy travel adventures but also Roger Federer.


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Product Design
Zsuzsanna
UX/UI Designer

Zsuzsanna

UX/UI Designer

What I do @ Sparrow: According to others: "Doing my magic."

One can find me in Switzerland: Discovering new hiking routes and stopping whenever I see a cute animal.

Talk to me about: Places worth a visit, new recipes, Harry Potter, history.

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