SWISS STARTUP GROUP AND G SQUARED ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO BUILD THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE SWISS AND THE US VENTURE CAPITAL ECOSYSTEMS
The Swiss Startup Group keeps expanding the platform on an international level and continues its global strategy to partner with best in class organizations in Europe, Israel, the US and China. The main goal of the partnership with G Squared is to foster the relationship between the Swiss and US venture capital ecosystems and to Co-Invest.
The Swiss Startup Group platform has announced its first partnership with a prominent US venture house – G Squared, a San Francisco and Chicago based growth equity manager with a local presence in Zurich, Switzerland. Over the last decade, G Squared has become one of the most consistently performing VC managers on a global scale, deploying capital in companies challenging the status quo and shaking up industries like Alibaba, Auto1, Coursera, Dropbox, Impossible Foods, Instacart, Lyft, Palantir, Pinterest, Postmates, SpaceX, Spotify, Twitter and many more.
Four months ago, the Swiss Startup Group (SSUG) announced the foundation of its venture asset management division, the Swiss Startup Capital AG (SSUC). With its offering, the SSUC advises private venture investors, family offices, banks and corporate clients on their direct and indirect venture investments. Max Meister, CEO of the Swiss Startup Capital AG, comments: “It’s an important next step for us to partner with G Squared, one of the most renown and active growth equity manager in the US. Together we are looking forward to building the bridge between Switzerland and the US and to co-invest in promising startups. Additionally, we will join and play an active role on the G Squared partner ecosystem and its event platform”.
Mike Baur, CEO of Swiss Startup Group concludes: “It’s our goal to continue to grow our powerful Swiss Startup Group platform with international partnerships to a global network that helps scaling the best-in-class Swiss startups on a global level. We will announce several additional platform partners in 2020“.
Richard Harris, Partner and Head of EMEA at G Squared, adds: “Europe and especially Switzerland has become an important target market for us, and we look very much forward working closely with the Swiss Startup Group platform. Having our European office in Zurich is the ideal starting point to foster the relationship between the Swiss and US venture capital market.”
About the Swiss Startup Group (SSUG)
The SWISS STARTUP GROUP is a privately financed Swiss venture platform to scout, analyze, accelerate and invest in the most promising early-stage Startup projects in Switzerland. Within the last years SSUG has created a unique business execution platform where top early-stage Startups, venture investors, corporate partners, academic partners and mentors meet, exchange, accelerate and invest.
Since venture investments have become a separate asset class for qualified investors called venture asset management, the Swiss Startup Group has entrusted the newly founded Swiss Startup Capital AG who represents a fully dedicated venture asset management offering in three divisions: Direct Investments – Indirect Investments – Corporate Venture Capital.
About G Squared
G Squared is an independent US-headquartered mid-to-late stage growth equity investor in private technology companies. Over the last decade, G Squared has become one of the most consistently performing VC managers on a global scale, deploying capital in companies challenging the status quo and shaking up industries like Alibaba, Auto1, Coursera, Dropbox, Impossible Foods, Instacart, Lyft, Palantir, Pinterest, Postmates, SpaceX, Spotify, Twitter and many more.
Focusing on established businesses in 6 major areas (Cloud Computing and Big Data, Marketplaces, Mobility 2.0, New Age Media, Social Mobile, and Sustainability), G Squared is a provider of transitional capital, helping to provide liquidity to early shareholders, current and ex-employees etc., through secondary direct investments and primary capital to continue the growth trajectory of some of the most innovative private technology companies worldwide.
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