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Venture Kick

Venture Kick is a Zurich-based private, philanthropic accelerator firm that provides pre-seed funding to startups from Swiss universities, to support the next generation of Swiss entrepreneurs.

Venture Kick is a Zurich-based private, philanthropic initiative and accelerator firm that provides pre-seed funding to entrepreneurs from Swiss universities. Venture Kick was launched in 2007 with the stated mission "to double the number of spin-offs at Swiss universities, to accelerate the time-to-market and to raise the attractiveness of these young companies to professional investors." Venture Kick offers as much as 150,000 Swiss francs seed stage financing and a well-structured entrepreneurial path to startups through its nine month business development process. Throughout the process, startups pitch to expert juries at each stage to obtain funding, gaining feedback and access to a network of entrepreneurs and investors.

Venture Kick is supported by the charitable “Kick Foundation," a private consortium of ten foundations, corporations, and private individuals, which is monitored by the Swiss Federal Supervisory Board of Foundations. Since its launch in 2007, Venture Kick has invested 25 million francs in 755 Swiss startup projects in the information technology, communications, life sciences, cleantech, high-tech, products, and services sectors. In 2021, Venture Kick had 5.5 million francs to invest in 163 "kicks."

Venture Kick has invested in Versics, InnoSpina, Matis, Isochronic, Exomotion, Nemosia, ArcoScreen, Galventa, Perovskia, VAY, Ava, Seervision AG, Abionic, Gnubiotics Sciences SA, ROVENSO, InSphero, Zaphiro, senseFly Inc, CleanGreens (former Combagroup), Hive Power Limited, AEROTAIN AG, BeeHelpful SA, Distalmotion SA, flatev AG, Flyability SA, GRZ Technologies AG, Haelixa AG, Insolight SA, InterAx Biotech AG, L.E.S.S. SA, Lunaphore Technologies SA, PharmaBiome AG, Pregnolia AG, Relish Brothers AG, ScanTrust SA, Uepaa AG, and Versantis AG.

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2007
Venture Kick was founded.

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Omar Faridi
August 15, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Dr. Schade, Partner at Swiss Wealthtech Kaspar&, reveals how firm quickly went from presentation to working prototype.
Omar Faridi
July 3, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
Switzerland based Wealthtech Kaspar& secures seat in second stage of Swiss startup accelerator, Venture Kick.

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