Through the newly founded F10 Investment AG, Corporate Partners of the Swiss F10 hub can invest in carefully selected startups graduating from the F10 Incubation Program in Zurich. For each batch of the renowned program, the experienced F10 Startup Coaches and F10 Corporate Partners pick the best teams out of more than 300 applications from all over the world. F10 Investment AG's founding investors are F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator and the F10 Corporate Partners SIX Group as well as the innovation entity of Generali Switzerland.
The F10 Investment AG board decided to make first investments into the following startups of Batch V of the F10 Incubation Program in Zurich:
- Aequitec: The Zurich-based startup Aequitec has developed a platform for automated corporate governance workflows. Their core product is a share register for paper certificates, intermediated securities (“Bucheffekten”) and tokenized shares. Its app allows to prepare, conduct and summarize virtual shareholder meetings.
- Mitra: The InsurTech Mitra is based in Zurich and provides tools and services to digitize insurance products at their core. Mitra's Contract Composer, an integrated drag-and-drop development environment for contracts, enables industry professionals to create computable contracts in terms of interacting with an intuitive graphical user interface. Contracts are legally and computationally complete.
- AAZZUR: The UK-German startup AAZZUR enables the open banking revolution by reducing the go-to-market time for neo banks as well helping banks monetise customer data by cross-selling financial services.
- VALK: The UK-based startup VALK is an end-to-end digital transaction solution for private markets built on Corda.
"Time is a decisive factor for startups. Funding at the right time helps the teams grow faster and take the first steps to scale their business. From the Incubation Program that’s been running in Zurich since 2016, we have seen that early strategic investments contribute significantly to the success of our startups", says James Sanders, Startup Coach, Investment Expert at F10 and now also General Manager of F10 Investment AG. According to a press release "qualified Investors get the chance to invest through the F10 Investment AG in a portfolio of tomorrow's game changers before anybody else." The F10 Investment AG is open for further investors.