The startup investment platform investiere.ch has successfully closed a Series B financing round totalling CHF 3.5 million. This capital increase will enable investiere.ch to further develop its platform with services and tools related to startup financing and to accelerate growth. The Zürcher Kantonalbank, which is a leading provider of startup financing in Switzerland, just joined investire.ch as new shareholder. Existing shareholders and other experienced business angels also participated in this financing round.
Steffen Wagner, co-founder and CEO of investiere.ch, explains: “Zürcher Kantonalbank has repeatedly demonstrated its innovative strength and its expertise in the area of venture capital and has for many years shared our mission of providing professional financing for startups.”
Martin Scholl, CEO of Zürcher Kantonalbank, commented: “We decided to invest in investiere.ch based on the team and technology behind the platform. The digitalisation of the venture capital market offers attractive growth potential and also creates opportunities for the further development of our own financing activities in areas such as SME financing.”
investiere.ch was launched in 2010 and has already provided over CHF 17 million in funding for startups in more than 40 financing rounds. In contrast to traditional crowdfunding platforms, investiere is a hybrid model that combines the established practices of traditional venture capital with elements of e-finance and social media. All startups featured on the site go through a rigorous due diligence process.