Swisscom Ventures

Founded 2005
Founders Dominique Megret

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Total investments 96
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$13M
Portfolio companies 64
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 15
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.26
Exits 27
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Cloud Computing
  • Information Technology
  • Medical
  • Mobile
  • Software
Summary

Swisscom Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2007. The venture was found in Europe in Switzerland. Swisscom Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Zu00fcrich.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Fastly, Quantenna Communications, PLUMgrid. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, SaaS. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Switzerland. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Swisscom Ventures, startups are often financed by GoBeyond, Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), Zu00fcrcher Kantonal Bank. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are GoBeyond, investiere | Verve Capital Partners, VINCI CAPITAL. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by GoBeyond, investiere | Verve Capital Partners, Wellington Partners.

The fund was created by Dominique Mu00e9gret. We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 1 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Swisscom Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Swisscom Ventures works on 1 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Late Stage Venture
25M20 Apr 2021

Fireblocks

Blockchain
Computer
Cyber Security
Late Stage Venture
133M18 Mar 2021 United States, New York

Labster

E-Learning
EdTech
Education
Life Science
Simulation
Virtual Reality
Late Stage Venture
58M10 Feb 2021 Denmark, Copenhagen

Kandou Bus

Electronics
Energy
Information Technology
Manufacturing
Late Stage Venture
36M17 Nov 2020 Switzerland, Lausanne

SOPHiA GENETICS

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Bioinformatics
Biotechnology
Genetics
Health Care
Life Science
Machine Learning
Medical
Late Stage Venture
110M01 Oct 2020 United States, Boston

Scailyte

Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Seed
654K12 Aug 2020 Switzerland, Basel

Scailyte

Artificial Intelligence
Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Early Stage Venture
3M09 Jun 2020 Switzerland, Basel

Aircall

Call Center
Collaboration
CRM
SaaS
Software
Telecommunications
VoIP
Late Stage Venture
65M27 May 2020 France, Paris

Scandit

Apps
Augmented Reality
Computer Vision
Field Support
Image Recognition
Retail
Retail Technology
Software
Late Stage Venture
80M26 May 2020 Switzerland, Zurich
News
ecoRobotix raises USD 14.7 million in latest Series C funding
– ecoRobotix announced that they have raised $14.7m in Series C funding. – The funding was led by Swisscom Ventures together with Verve Ventures. – The proceeds will accelerate the high-volume series production of their pulled ARA plant protection spraying machine and drive its European expansion forward. Read more
Crypto infrastructure provider Fireblocks raises $133 million
– Fireblocks, a cryptocurrency custody company, raised $133m funding. – The round was led by Coatue, Ribbit and Stripes. – BNY and Silicon Valley Bank are also participating in the funding round. – Existing investors Paradigm, Galaxy Digital, Swisscom Ventures, Tenaya Capital and Cyberstarts Ventures are investing once again. – Overall, Fireblocks has raised $179m since day one. – The company doesn’t have a consumer-facing product. – Instead, it sells its products to banks, fintech startu... Read more

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