Pre-seed investments for Switzerland’s most promising entrepreneurs
The Swisspreneur Syndicate connects investors with exceptional founder talents from our community for pre-seed investments.
"The Swisspreneur Syndicate has helped me to get access to deals I would have never known about. I’ve been an avid listener of the Swisspreneur podcast but I am not well connected in the startup scene. The syndicate bridges that gap."
"I came across the Swisspreneur Syndicate when looking for ways to diversify my investments. I love to know that my money helps some of Switzerland’s smartest founders kick off their venture. The syndicate has been really accessible and easy to understand, even for a small investor like me."
"I am really active in the startup ecosystem but don’t have the time to source and vet deals myself. The Swisspreneur Syndicate has been a great way to get in on promising deals early without needing to worry about the admin part of it."
Sign up to our email list to receive the deals we are evaluating. If you see a deal that’s interesting to you, just get in touch via email and we’ll take it from there.
The syndicate provides you with a steady deal flow without you having to invest time in scouting companies. We also take care of negotiating term deals, performing due diligence, etc.
Click on "sign up for deals" and complete the form to receive deals straight to your inbox. Whenever we have a new deal ready for investment, we will send you a one-pager investment memo with all relevant information and additional links. If you’re interested to join the round, you can let us know through a specific URL at the end of the memo. You make your own investment decisions on a deal by deal basis, usually within two weeks after receiving the investment memo.
If you decide to invest in a deal, there is a 100 CHF closing fee to cover for the administrative costs of closing a deal. There are no management fees but 15% carried interest which go to Swisspreneur and are re-invested into our free community initiatives such as our Master Classes for example.
Carried interest is a share of the profit. It is paid to the lead for negotiating deal terms, performing due diligence, writing a deal memo, etc. The carried interest of the Swisspreneur Syndicate is 15%.
The minimum investment amount per deal is 5’000 CHF.
No, as a syndicate backer, you are investing in membership units of the special purpose vehicle, the SPV invests in the company on behalf of its members. So there is only one cap table entry for our syndicate. However your name will be mentioned within the syndicate naming convention (e.g. Swisspreneur Syndicate 2 consisting of Investor 1, Investor 2, etc. represented by Swisspreneur).
For every deal we invest in, we form a simple partnership through a legal contract amongst the syndicate investors.
After all legal documents have been signed and the money has been transferred, you will receive regular updates from the startup about their development.
No, you don’t but you are obviously free to join a follow up round of the same deal.
"Through the Swisspreneur Syndicate, we were able to close our pre-seed round really efficiently. We’ve been part of the community for a long time so we knew that they are all about making it easy for founders - and we weren’t disappointed."
"We’ve been an active part of the Swisspreneur community for some time and their network has really helped us take our business to the next level."
“I really appreciated how fast and seamless the whole process was - very founder-friendly! Swisspreneur is a great supporter to have on your cap table.”
One item on your cap table for a potentially large number of investors. That's multiplied brainpower and network to get your idea off the ground.
We usually sign tickets between CHF 50k and 500k per deal.
We invest in pre-seed and seed Swiss-based companies without a specific vertical focus.
Click Apply to Pitch and fill out the form.
Click Apply to Pitch and fill in the form. If we’re interested in your case, we will prepare a one-pager investment memo, share it with you for feedback and reach out to our investor base right after. Usually we have our final commitment ready within two weeks and can sign your term sheet.
There are no costs involved for the startup.
Due to privacy reasons, we cannot release the names of the investors in our syndicate.
No, only the syndicate as a whole will be shown on your cap table.
After the round is closed, we expect you to keep us up to date as you do with all of your investors. We’re also here to support you with advice, intros and access to our network (e.g. to investors for your next round) and events.