Guests: Steffen Wagner & Lukas Weber of investiere
Thursday 8. February, at 18.30 at the offices of investiere in Zurich
The Harvard Club of Switzerland would like to invite you to our first experimental Founder’s Talk, in which we invite founders of growth stage ventures to share their perspective in respective sectors, how they identified disruptive or niche opportunities and their journey and learnings from 0 to 1.
Our first conversation is about the topic of Angel Investment with the founders of investiere. Investiere, a Swiss venture founded in 2010, focuses on providing accredited private and institutional investors direct and professional access to start-up investments and has to date closed 60+ financing round. During our conversation with its founders Steffan Wagner and Lukas Weber, we will cover the landscape of angel investment in Switzerland and Europe in general, and how the founders‘ background, business trajectory, risk profile and regulation are different from North America and Asia Pacific, as well as how investiere came this far and its vision and learnings.
Time: 6:30pm February 8th, 2018 (7-8pm Talk/Q&A. Apero before and after)
Location: Investiere office: Hofackerstrasse 32, 8032 Zurich
We look forward to having you here for the conversation.
For the Harvard Club of Switzerland
Meet Steffen WagnerSteffen is Co-CEO and co-founder of investiere.
Since the mid Nineties, Steffen has researched and worked in the interface of financial markets and private sector development: as the founder of two successful companies (a technology venture in Berlin and a dried fruit producer in Uganda), as a management consultant for financial institutions (Accenture, b&m management and PricewaterhouseCoopers) and as a business development consultant in Africa (UNDP). He is also the author of various studies on financial markets and small and medium-sized businesses and currently acts as the Swiss correspondent manager for the Foundation of German Business.
Steffen holds an MBA and has an academic background in Economics and Philosophy (Freie Universität Berlin and Carlos III de Madrid).
Meet Lukas WeberLukas is Co-CEO and co-founder of investiere. He is also the President of investiere’s Board of Directors.
He has an academic background in computer science (ETH Zurich and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris) and is an experienced management consultant in the financial services industry (b&m management and PricewaterhouseCoopers). He started his career at Goldman Sachs (London) and previously founded a web application company (divested) and an online retailer. Lukas has a keen interest in web technology and machine learning.
About investiereinvestiere.ch offers accredited private and institutional investors direct and professional access to start-up investments and is opening up the asset class venture capital to a wider audience. To date, investiere.ch has successfully closed over 60 financing rounds and has built a diversified portfolio across different sectors that mirrors the Swiss innovation landscape. investiere.ch was founded in 2010 and has offices in Baar, Zurich and Geneva. Together with its minority shareholder Zürcher Kantonalbank, investiere.ch is one of the leading startup investors in Switzerland and is one of the most internationally renowned Swiss fintech companies.
6:30PM Thu 8 Feb 2018, Europe/Zurich timezone
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