Launched in 2007 as a philanthropic foundation by private donors, Venture Kick has supported 624 spin-off companies from Swiss universities with CHF 26 million in seed capital. In 2019 another 75 new projects will receive CHF 4.35 million.
According to CrunchBase, Venture Kick was the 14th most active seed-stage investor globally in 2018 and in that year alone the portfolio of companies raised CHF 687 million and created 1,285 jobs in the industry. Overall, supported startups have raised more than CHF 2.6 billion and created more than 6.000 jobs.
Nominated in 2019