The best of Swiss Fintech is coming to Hong Kong
For its first edition in Hong Kong, swissnex China is proud to be accompanying a high-quality delegation of top Swiss startups for a roadshow that will span 6 days in the Pearl River Delta, one of the world’s most dynamic regions. Venture Leaders Fintech 2019, co-organized by Venturelab and swissnex China, will take place from November 3rd to 9th and will include business workshops, investors meetings and public events in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The roadshow offers the startups unparalleled exposure and insight into the Chinese market, along with learning about business opportunities, how corporate affairs work, pitching to investors and getting insights from experts.
Meet the selected 10 high growth Swiss startups composing the new Swiss National Startup Team. The team will fly to China for an exclusive 6-day roadshow for business and investor meetings in November.
Billte AG | Andrea Girasole | billte.ch | Zurich
Processing and tracking paper invoices is expensive and time consuming. Billte digitizes and automatizes companies’ entire billing process. The Zurich-based startup already works with insurer Generali in Switzerland and is looking to expand into Indonesia this year.
Crypto Finance AG | Jan Brzezek | cryptofinance.ch | Zug
Implementing blockchain technology can be difficult for financial institutions and investors. Crypto Finance, Switzerland’s first and only FINMA-regulated asset manager for crypto assets, offers exposure to reputable and regulated products in the crypto asset class via its own brokerage and fund.
Loanboox AG | Stefan Muehlemann | loanboox.com | Zurich
Debt capital markets are intransparent and public sector authorities seekings loans once-in-a-generation ill-positioned to understand them. Loanboox’s independent debt capital platform simplifies the comparability of interest rates and legal clauses to allow municipalities and companies close deals with banks and institutional investors online.
Orca AG | Tomas Hurcik | orca.xyz | Zurich
Over the next seven years the largest transition of wealth ever is due to take place. The next generation of high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals is digitally native and requires tools that balance their privacy with the need to share digital information with family, advisors and service providers. Orca’s zero-knowledge platform is the single point of contact for coordinating this flow of information for individual and corporate clients.
Pexapark AG | Michael Waldner | pexapark.com | Schlieren
Renewable energy sales have become more complex and volatile as governments reduce subsidies. At the same time installed renewable capacity is set to double in the next five years. Pexapark’s complete revenue management solution for renewables gives investors and renewable-energy-asset owners a single place to price energy sales, close transactions and monitor their energy risks.
Raized.AI AG | Penny Schiffer | raized.ai | Zurich
Venture capitalists need to manually review hundreds of pitchdecks before finding an investment, and startups pitch hundreds of VCs before winning funding. Raized.AI uses artificial intelligence to improve dealflow for VCs, to help the market clear more efficiently. The Zurich-based SaaS startups looks to expand its pilot customer base into three countries this year.
Tokenestate SA | Vincent Trouche | tokenestate.io | Geneva
Traditional processes to manage and verify investors in private companies and real-estate are obsolete, which makes it difficult to trade these assets in secondary markets. Tokenestate originates deals and offers digital securities – the digital representation of regulated financial instruments – on its own platform. The Neuchatel-based also helps startups and SMEs to manage their own token-sales, executing its first digital sale last year.
turicode AG | Martin Keller | turicode.com | Zurich
Eighty percent of business-relevant data is unstructured, much of it locked inside the 2.5 trillion PDFs created every year. In the financial industry document-heavy processes are considered part of the daily routine and often outsourced to humans in lower-wage countries. turicode uses machine-learning to train its information retrieval software MINT.extract to analyze documents more quickly and accurately.
vestr AG | Simon Hasenfratz | vestr.com | Zurich
Actively managed certificates are a growing class of structured products, whose dynamism makes them difficult for banks to manage and scale. Vestr’s b-to-b platform simplifies this for financial institutions and their customers. The startup, with investors including the Swiss Stock exchange, aims to have more than a billion francs in assets on the platform by end of the year.
vlot Ltd | Daniel Schmidheiny | vlot.ch | Zurich
The complexity of modern social security systems is compounded by citizens having more dynamic employment and family lives. Understanding their own life insurance needs has become a big challenge. Vlot’s software evaluates a family’s or individual’s life insurance coverage needs and helps financial institutions advise them better.
About Venture Leaders
The Venture Leaders – the members of the Swiss National Startup Teams – have a clear-cut goal. They envision themselves as global players and want to take the first step to global expansion. Venturelab has a 19-years record of bringing Swiss startup teams to high-tech hotspots: Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, Barcelona Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The 360-plus alumni have created more than 3,500 jobs, generated more than CHF 1.7 billion in investments and won multiple awards. These business development programs are specifically structured to help them achieve this goal.
See full Venture Leaders alumni list here: https://www.venture-leaders.ch/venturel-leaders-alumni
The Venture Leaders Fintech roadshow 2019 to Hong Kong is organized by Venturelab and swissnex China and supported by Credit Suisse, digitalswitzerland, EPF Lausanne, ETH Zurich, Finance 2.0, IMMOMIG, PostFinance, Presence Switzerland, Redalpine, Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, Walder Wyss, Canton of Zurich, Zuhlke Engineering Hong Kong Ltd and more to be confirmed.
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