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.

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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Alessandro
Product Owner

Alessandro

Product Owner

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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Angela
Head of Talent

Angela

Head of Talent

What I do @ Sparrow: Keeping the Sparrows happy in the nest.


One can find me in Switzerland: In Zoos or exploring castles while chasing after my kids.


Talk to me about: Music.


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Anja
Venture Architect

Anja

Venture Architect

What I do @ Sparrow: Building ventures. A lot of ventures.


One can find me in Switzerland: In beautiful Lucerne. 


Talk to me about: Ayurveda, chocolate and the universe.


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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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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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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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Fabi
Growth Marketer

Fabi

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: When I am not helping our startups grow and find their footing in the market, I'm 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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Fabian
Growth Marketer

Fabian

de Vos

Growth Marketer

What I do @ Sparrow: Designing and conducting experiments to optimize and improve the commercial venture results and as acting Chief Beer Officer: Designing and conducting experiments to optimize the beer to employee ratio.


One can find me in Switzerland: At my favorite restaurant Smith & de Luma.


Talk to me about: Food, Wine and Travelling.


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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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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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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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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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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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Imke
Head of Communications

Imke

Head of Communications

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: 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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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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Jasmine
Legal Counsel

Jasmine

Legal Counsel

What I do @ Sparrow: I am the contact for all legal questions.


One can find me in Switzerland: Outdoors in nature, playing sports or reading a good book on the sofa.


Talk to me about: Your life - I am interested in people and their history.


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Jess
UX/UI Designer

Jess

UX/UI Designer

What I do @ Sparrow: Making complex stuff simple to understand by design.


One can find me in Switzerland: Cruising in the SBB among multilingual cities admiring the view like a kid.


Talk to me about: Passion and vision.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Patrick
Product Owner

Patrick

Product Owner

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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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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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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Roman
Product Owner

Roman

Product Owner

What I do @ Sparrow: I am delighting customers with our venture products and services.


One can find me in Switzerland: On the road with my motorbike.


Talk to me about: Tech and artificial intelligence will get the conversation started. ;)


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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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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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Stefan
NoCode Engineer

Stefan

NoCode Engineer

What I do @ Sparrow: No-coding... hard to describe what my job is, but I can tell what it isn't: coding.


One can find me in Switzerland: At or in the Aare (river) in Bern.


Talk to me about: Ice-cream, in particular gelato.


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Stefania
Intern

Stefania

Intern

What I do @ Sparrow: Supporting the WePractice venture with Community Management. 


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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Tamir
Product Owner

Tamir

Product Owner

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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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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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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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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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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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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