December 11, 2017

4th PIC 2019

Zurich

Featured companies

avantama

AVANTAMA
Chemics, Electronics, Coating Techniques

Fraugster

Fraugster
Financial technology

Biowatch

Biowatch
Fintech, Cybersecurity, ID Management

Hanson Robotics

Hanson Robotics
Robotics, Artificial intelligence, Consumer electronics

Medial Early Sign

Medial Early Sign
Healthcare, AI

ScanTrust

ScanTrust
IoT Software, Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, Blockchain

SenSat

SenSat
Construction, Geo-spatial Software, Technology

Sherpa

Sherpa
InsurTech

Tractable

TRACTABLE
AI, Deep learning, Computer Vision, InsurTech

Zeitgold

Zeitgold
Financial Services

Fundraising Experts

Niklas Östberg

Niklas Östberg

Founder and CEO, Delivery Hero

Niklas Östberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Delivery Hero. He holds a Master of Industrial Engineering & Management from Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm & ETH Zurich.

Niklas served as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, before launching an online food ordering service back in Sweden 2007. After partnering with Team Europe, Niklas and his Co-Founders decided to launch the business model internationally under the name of Delivery Hero in May 2011.

What initially was a small vision narrowed to the Swedish market has expanded into a global vision to provide an inspirational, personalized, convenient service that today is the largest global platform for online food ordering.

Klaus Hommels

Klaus Hommels

Founder and CEO, Lakestar

Klaus is Founder of Lakestar and one of the leading European business angels with investments in some of the largest European and worldwide internet companies of the last years.

He was an early investor in companies such as QXL /Tradus, Skype, Facebook, king.com, Xing, airbnb and Spotify (including board membership). Klaus started his career at Bertelsmann. He joined AOL Germany as one of the first employees in 1995, where he was board member before being a partner at Benchmark Capital.

Klaus graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Fribourg in Switzerland and holds a PhD degree (summa cum laude) in Finance from the same university.

He was named “most successful European entrepreneurial private investor of the year” in 2006 by a group comprised of IESE, INSEAD and the University of St. Gallen.

In 2011, Klaus was named the NOAH Internet Investor of the year. In 2013, Forbes ranked him first among European investors on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 MIDAS list.

4th PIC Committee

Nicole Arnaboldi

Nicole Arnaboldi

Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse Asset Management; Head, Direct Equity Partners, Credit Suisse

Nicole started her career in venture capital, spending several years with the Sprout Group, Credit Suisse’s VC affiliates. She then helped develop the bank’s buyout, mezzanine and other illiquid alternative businesses, including JVs in many emerging markets and funds focused on sectors ranging from VC to infrastructure.

"The objective is to introduce investors and entrepreneurs to each other, and to interesting companies innovating in a variety of industries and geographies."

Alexander Höfert

Alexander Höfert

Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets

Alexander sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investment opportunities to the EMEA based ultra-high net worth investors. Alexander joined Credit Suisse in 2001.

"The Private Innovation Circle gives participants an exclusive insight into companies’ ambitions to shape our future."

Philippe Lutz

Philippe Lutz

Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets

Philippe sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investments to Swiss based ultra-high net worth investors. Philippe re-joined Credit Suisse in 2011 after having worked as a CFO in the biotech sector and in Equity Capital Markets of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking division.

Vivek Manipadam

Vivek Manipadam

Director, EMEA Technology Investment Banking

Vivek advises technology companies in Europe on their strategic and capital raising needs. He joined Credit Suisse in 2015 and prior to that has worked in finance and technology in Europe, the US and Asia.

Michael O’Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan

Chief Investment Officer, International Wealth Management

Mike spends a great deal of time on investment processes and decisions, and communicating them. He enjoys playing an integral role at the Private Innovation Circle as it allows him to interrogate company business models a lot more closely.

"It allows us to uncover new ideas and entrepreneurs, and to put a rather unique and growing asset class in front of our clients."

Frank Vetter

Frank Vetter

Managing Director; Head, Corporate Finance

Frank’s team advises ultra-high net worth clients on M&A as well as on raising corporate capital. Frank has more than 20 years of transactions experience across many sectors and regions.

"Ultra-high net worth investors and their family offices can provide a differentiating aspect to any fundraising."