The fund was established by Christian Mischler and Patrick Degen in October 2013 and incorporated as Aktiengesellschaft in Switzerland. Both founding partners still serve on the board of Swiss Founders Fund and are managing its investments.
Christian Mischler was a co-founder of HotelQuickly and has previously co-founded Rocket Internet's Foodpanda; Patrick Degen is co-founder and CEO of Swiss publishing house Mindprep Verlag AG. They both co-founded and serve on the board of GuestReady, one of the leading Airbnb management companies globally.
Swiss Founders Fund has invested into startups in Asia and Europe, predominantly in EdTech, PropTech, travel tech and hospitality; business models include SaaS and marketplaces. The fund makes investments in B2B and B2C ventures. The portfolio includes i.a. GuestReady, Uniseminar, Talendo, LEGI, Taembe, Caterspot, GotCourts, Alluma, Everphone, Made For, Bring, HotelQuickly.