Podcast with Oliver Schärli of ZKB Start-up Finance
Domink has produced another very interesting podcast with Oliver Schärli of ZKB Start-up Finance.
Download the MP3 (in German)
#1: ZKB finances start-ups in the seed stage (50.000–500.000 CHF) and has a very good reputation in the Swiss start-up scene
#2: ZKB finances start-ups from the Zurich area. According to insiders even Geneva counts as “Zurich area” ;-)
#3: ZKB finances first movers or high tech start-ups
#4: The program is active since April 2005
#5: In 2005, 10 start-ups were financed, in 2006, there were 20 cases, and in 2007 there will be another 20 cases
#6: The main investment criterion is the team
The financed cases include ESBATech, Covalys, sonic emotion (if I understood them correctly).
So if you’re a Swiss start-up and looking for a good opportunity to raise money, I’d consider the ZKB Start-up Finance program.