3rd PIC 2016 3rd PIC Committee
The ventures presented at the 3rd Private Innovation Circle (PIC) have been carefully selected based on the innovative power and the revenue generation potential of their business ideas. All the owners and founders are successful entrepreneurs with far-reaching visions who are striving to make a difference. 10 ventures were handpicked from more than 100 applications by the PIC Committee, comprising highly qualified senior professionals from Credit Suisse, including specialists in corporate finance, venture investing and research.
Nicole ArnaboldiVice Chairman, Credit Suisse
Asset Management; Head,
Direct Equity Partners, Credit Suisse
Alexander HöfertDirector, Private Assets &
Michael O’SullivanChief Investment Officer,
International Wealth Management
Nick ToroHead, Architecture Program Office;
Head, Credit Suisse’s Fintech Innovation Lab program, New York City
Frank VetterManaging Director;
Head, Corporate Finance
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.
The Private Innovation Circle gives participants an exclusive insight into companies’ ambitions to shape our future.
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.
Head, Architecture Program Office; Head, Credit Suisse’s Fintech Innovation Lab program, New York City
Nick is also a member of the Global Markets IT Extended Management Committee and Americas Regional Lead for Architecture. He joined Credit Suisse in 2009 after a 16-year career at JP Morgan and a 12-year career running his own software start-up.
These start-ups represent the leading edge technologies we look for to deliver the best possible experiences to our clients.
Ultra-high net worth investors and their family offices can provide a differentiating aspect to any fundraising.