Accessing and managing many different lending platforms poses a challenge for investors. The Zug-based fintech company i2 invest was founded in 2015 with the goal of developing a software solution that collects, standardises and evaluates investment data from marketplace lending platforms. The startup now starts to offer innovative investment and software solutions for professional investors that want to invest in marketplace lending or implement their own investment strategy.
i2 invest has raised 1.3 Mio CHF in a Seed financing round backed by high-profile business angels with a financial background to support their growth and to extend the team. With this financing round Christopher Bödker joins the board of directors. He is known for establishing Akina, a Zurich based asset manager with 2.8 billion USD Assets under Management, that specializes in private market investments, and which was sold to Unigestion.
Two fund projects launching soon
I2 invest has built a track record since 2017 investing in over 30 marketplaces worldwide. The financing round supports now the rapid growth of two fund projects, with CHF 10.0 million seed money committed to each, which will launch this fall. One will focus on financing loans with recoverable collateral like car loans, agricultural loans or software development loans. In the second project, i2 will help a Liechtenstein asset manager to bundle the best SME loans from Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland available on marketplaces into one fund. “This project is a matter of the heart for us. We are pleased that we can make a positive impact on the domestic business environment” says co-founder and CEO Gregor Stadelmann. The two funds as well as further ones in development will be available for qualified investors from Europe.
(Press release / SK)Picture: Picture: The founding members of i2 invest (from left to right): Marco Müller, Gregor Stadelmann, Markus Benz, Dominik Hertig