Swiss Alternative Investments 2024 – Venture Deep Dive

17.04.2024 | 13:00 - 19:00
Resident, Kreuzstrasse 24, 8008 Zurich
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Participants gain access to cutting-edge discussions on global venture capital trends, Swiss unicorn success stories including Scandit, Climeworks, SonarSource and Proton and the challenges and opportunities within alternative investments.

Amidst its serene landscapes, the country is nurturing unicorns like online travel marketplace Get Your Guide, the logistics innovator Scandit, the green-tech pioneer Climeworks, the cybersecurity expert SonarSource, and the privacy advocate Proton. We will dive into the secret sauce behind Switzerland’s unicorn factory.

VC Scandals
But where there’s light, shadows loom. Delve into the dark side of VC with the latest high-profile fraud cases. From the spectacle of Sam Friedman’s downfall to cautionary tales that will have you on the edge of your seat, we lay bare the full spectrum of venture drama. Leading experts will guide you on how to sidestep pitfalls and avert investment disasters.

Experts on stage 
Anne Glover has held the position of Chairman for both the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association and Invest Europe. Appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England in 2018, she broadened her advisory scope in 2019 by joining the Investment Committee of Yale Corporation, tasked with the stewardship of the Yale University Endowment. More recently, in 2021, Anne was welcomed as an external member to the Venture Capital Investment Committee of British International Investment, the UK’s development finance institution.

Martin Haemmig has imparted his wisdom at leading institutions like Stanford University, UC Berkeley, INSEAD Business School, ETH Zurich, University of St. Gallen (HSG), Tokyo University, National University of Singapore (NUS), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Peking University, Tsinghua University among others, broadening the understanding of VC/CVC ecosystems. During the 42 trips around the world in 20 years, he volunteered globally to coach hundreds of new startup entrepreneurs at leading technology schools in their technology incubators.