The IPO Days of Startup Invest have established themselves as an event where start-ups can meet investment bankers, get information about challenges and opportunities of an IPO and can discuss the topic in workshops and one to one meetings. 100 people participated in the third IPO Day this week and more than 90 one to one meetings took place.
The event started with two keynote speeches by Matthias Courvoisier (Baker McKenzie) and Søren Bjønness (Euronext) followed by pitches of experienced Swiss and European investment bankers and advisors. These included: Alantra, Allinvest, Baker McKenzie, EuropeOffering, KBC Securities, Kempen, J.P. Morgan, L2 Partners, Mirabaud, Paul Hastings, Octavian, ODDO BHF, Schellenberg Wittwer, Societe Generale, Wenger Vieli, Zürcher Kantonalbank.
The pitches by the investment bankers were followed by presentation of 11 deep tech companies considering an IPO:
Amyra, Therapeutics product applications for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity
Cellestia Biotech, biopharmaceutical company with strategic focus on anti-cancer drugs
Interprefy, Remote interpreting platform
Legacy Healthcare, Biopharma company focused on the development of innovative botanical drugs in oncology supportive care and dermatology
Loanboox, Independent money- and capital market platform for public-sector and large corporations, institutional investors and banks
MetrioPharm, Developing drugs for early-intervention treatment and long-term control of chronic inflammation towards the goal of reversing and preventing diseases of aging.
NovaRemed, Developing a compound for the treatment of Diabetic Neuropathic Pain
Tyre Recycling Solutions, Enabling sustainable recycling of the materials contained in scrap tyres
Mircea Tudor Scan Tech, Aircraft and cargo scanners
Video intelligence, Contextual video platform connecting publishers, content providers and brands through video storytelling
More information on the website of the IPO Day.
The coming weeks will be busy for Startup Invest with the Investors Forum in St. Gallen (26 November 2018 - 13:30-17:15) and the Venture Day Lugano and the Award Ceremony of the Boldbrain Challenge (4 December, Lugano).(SK)