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Forestay Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Frederic Wohlwend


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Total investments 23
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 4.60
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 3
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Big Data
  • Database
  • Cloud Computing

The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Switzerland. The main department of described VC is located in the Genu00e8ve.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Forestay Capital, startups are often financed by Auriga Partners, VI Partners AG, Galeo-Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Waypoint Capital, Highland Europe, Galeo-Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TOP Funds, Samsung Ventures, Olivier Pomel.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, CRM. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Switzerland. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Nexthink, Wasabi Technologies, Kandou Bus

The current fund was established by Frederic Wohlwend. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 35 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Business Intelligence
Data Visualization
Information Technology
$35M26 May 2022 New York, New York, United States


$35M07 Mar 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Human Resources
Staffing Agency
$53M22 Feb 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Augmented Reality
Computer Vision
Field Support
Image Recognition
Retail Technology
$150M09 Feb 2022 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Data Visualization
Fleet Management
Machine Learning
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
$12M29 Nov 2021 Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal


Information Technology
$14M11 May 2021 Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Kandou Bus

Information Technology
$36M17 Nov 2020 Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland


Big Data
Data Integration
Enterprise Software
$28M11 Aug 2020 Dallas, Texas, United States


Augmented Reality
Computer Vision
Field Support
Image Recognition
Retail Technology
30 Jun 2020 Zurich, Switzerland


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