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Alex is a Founding Partner having co-initiated Wingman Ventures in 2017 and is responsible for dealflow and portfolio management. He spent several years at European venture firm Creathor Ventures, investing in tech startups such as HeyJobs, Allthings Technologies and Knip and building a strong network in the international venture capital community. Prior to that he was the first employee at Gärtnerei, a food startup, driving growth from a single restaurant to a healthy fast food chain. Alex holds a Master’s degree in Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and worked as Senior Consultant at Roland Berger. Of Luxembourgish nationality, he had already lived, studied and worked in Germany, Spain, France, Sweden & Switzerland. Besides spending time in the startup ecosystem, Alex loves travelling, working on gastronomic passion projects, doing lots of sports and being outside around the beautiful Swiss lakes & mountains.
Pascal is a Founding Partner having co-initiated Wingman Ventures in 2017 and is responsible for dealflow and portfolio management. He is Co-Founder of GetYourGuide, the world’s leading online booking platform for tours and attractions. As COO and former Board Member he made sure the company grew to over 100 employees and managed offices in the US, Germany, and Switzerland. After 6 years at GetYourGuide he joined Google as an Industry Manager. Today he wants to prove to the world that it is possible to build internationally leading companies out of a small country like Switzerland. Pascal holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). If he is not working with founders he enjoys all kinds of outdoor sports such as running, kitesurfing, paragliding, skiing, rock climbing and everything which gets adrenaline flowing.
Lukas is a Founding Partner having co-initiated Wingman Ventures in 2017 and is responsible for dealflow and portfolio management. He is Co-Founder of EAT.ch, one of the leading ecommerce platforms in Switzerland, which he successfully sold to Just-Eat, the global market leader for online food delivery. In his roles as COO and CMO Lukas scaled the business from a start-up to a successful tech company and established a well-known B2C brand in Switzerland. Having experienced the whole startup lifecycle, from founding to exit, Lukas’ passion is to be a wingman for the next generation of ambitious founders. Lukas holds a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of St. Gallen and worked for several years as a Management Consultant at Accenture. Outside the office Lukas likes to play tennis or to ski in the Austrian alps.
Emily joined Wingman Ventures as CFO in 2019 and is the sparring partner for all financial matters for our portfolio companies. She brings more than 13 years of relevant work experience in finance functions, both in medium-sized, stock-listed corporations, as well as in agile start-ups. She worked in various finance functions at Hugo Boss and Ringier Axel Springer Media AG before becoming CFO at fintech start-up Knip AG in 2016 and later at the carsharing start-up sharoo AG. Emily holds an International Diploma in Business Administration from the University in Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, and spent a year at Örebro Universitet, Sweden. Since she moved to Switzerland in 2010, she loves exploring the mountains by either running or hiking.
9T Labs AG makes industry grade carbon fiber composites accessible with its 3D printing systems and its engineering software. The company generates revenue by sales of its industrial production system as well as recurring income from material sales and soon software license fees.
Customers range from top universities to global companies in industrial automation, robotics, sports equipment, automotive and aerospace.
AirConsole is a cloud based video gaming console, not requiring any proprietary hardware. Smartphones are the controllers, the web browser or a mobile or smart television application is the console. Based on a freemium model AirConsole sells premium user accounts via monthly subscriptions.
Algrano digitises the way coffee is traded: on the Algrano platform, coffee producers offer their coffee beans directly to coffee roasters. This way, the value chain of coffee trading becomes more efficient and at the same time transparent. As a B2B trading platform, Algrano generates revenue from a transaction-based commission from both parties involved.
Archilogic has developed a software solution allowing any floorplan to be turned into a 3D model. The technology is based on deep knowledge of architecture, design, 3D workflows and computer vision, turning a floorplan into a wealth of actionable information for spatial decision-making. Its B2B software solution is sold to companies in the property & real estate sector.
Ava’s initial product sold to consumers consists of a sensor bracelet, an app and a powerful backend with self-learning algorithms for interpretation of hormonal changes, accurate ovulation tracking and screening of women’s health issues facilitating the process of becoming pregnant.
Bring! is a shopping list application for mobile end-users, As a free app, downloadable on both iOS and Android, Bring! generates revenue by selling native advertising slots to consumer brands and integrating with eCommerce platforms such as online supermarkets.
CyanoGuard manufactures and sells the best available solutions for safe and efficient cyanide monitoring for water safety, environmental control and industrial process control. Mines rely on CyanoGuard’s simple to use and cost effective technology to produce more gold, while minimizing costs and their environmental footprint.
A more colourful daily existence – that was the idea that three friends from Zurich had, which led them to found the colourful sock label DillySocks in 2013 and turn the world of feet on its head. Since then the company has been producing and selling colorful socks online and via third-party retail stores to consumers.
With the “Silicon Eye” systems, Insightness develops high-speed, low-power spatial awareness systems based on brain-inspired technology. These systems (vision chip and software) outperform conventional machine vision approaches in efficiency and allow faster reaction times. Insightness is selling its technology to international technology companies, initially focused on the AR/VR market.
Knip is a mobile-first digital insurance broker and in 2017 was merged with Dutch comparison software provider Komparu to become Digital Insurance Group, a next generation technology partner to insurers, banks and brokers.
Movu is Switzerland’s leading platform for moving and cleaning services and in 2017 was acquired by Baloise Group.
Most of the 100’000 campers in Switzerland are only used very few days each year. In order to optimize costs, MyCamper enables camper owners to enter the rental market by providing a platform and services to rent out campers in a convenient and easy way.
Two engineers from ETH and a designer from ZHdK teamed up to develop the next generation of electric wheelchairs. Scewo’s product is a self- balancing system, able to overcome obstacles and climb stairs. The wheelchair can travel as fast as 10km/h and reaches a maximum distance of 25km. The wheelchair is sold to consumers, but costs are largely covered by applicable insurance policies.
At Selfnation the two worlds of design and innovative technology come together for custom-tailored, computer-optimized jeans and chinos. Customers can take measures at home and order the perfectly fitting pair of trousers directly online.
Wingtra develops, produces and commercializes WingtaOne, a VTOL drone (vertical take-off and landing) that combines the ease of use of agile multicopters with the long range of high endurance fixed-wing aircrafts. Carrying best-in-class sensors that collect survey-grade aerial data, the drone is today used by mapping professionals in applications ranging from surveying, inspection to mining and even wildlife monitoring.
Zippsafe is reinventing the locker system industry with its’ flexible textile storage solution. Being up to 70% more space-efficient than traditional solutions, Zippsafe allows companies in need of workwear changing rooms to save construction volume or optimize space planning.