Swiss startup e-Potek has announced first fundraising of €934K, 18 months after its launch. The funds raised will enable the Geneva fintech company to expand its presence in French-speaking Switzerland, in particular by opening an office in Lausanne.
Founded in 2018 in Geneva, e-Potek is digitalising mortgage financing. To make the experience of getting a mortgage easier, clearer and quicker, the startup developed an online platform enabling the customer to find the mortgage offers of all the lenders on the market in just a few clicks. e-Potek’s customers are private individuals, as well as brokers and property developers, who use the extensive features of the platform.
In 2019, e-Potek expanded its offering to property professionals. In addition to its digital interface for customers (e-Potek) and the interface for employees (CRM), e-Potek has also now developed interfaces for property professionals within e-Potek Pro. The tool has specific features and APIs tailor-made for property brokers and developers, e-Potek’s main customers.
The funds raised will enable the Geneva-based company to begin its expansion in French-speaking Switzerland through the opening of a second office in Lausanne and the recruitment of new talent. The team will therefore double in size in 2020, increasing its number of employees to 20. The investors involved include the CFO of Property Finder Group, Simon Comina, the CEO of Virtual Network SA, Stéphane Pictet, and the founder of Realforce, Léonard Cohen.
“In conjunction with organic growth, the opening of capital means we can now count on an operational team in Lausanne. We will therefore be able to quickly absorb a significant volume of business coming from the various digital purchase funnels that we set up in 2019. The expertise of the new partners and their significant know-how in their respective fields will enable us to significantly optimise our operational structure and, above all, support the considerable growth of our business volume,” explains founder Yannis Eggert.