The Swiss investment company Polytech Ventures Holding and Fusion Partners, a corporate venturing organization in French-speaking Switzerland, have raised 11 million francs to develop its independent Swiss “start-up studio” called Webuild Ventures.
The entities said in a statement that they aim to build the next generation of Swiss startups in the real estate, mobility, financial services and insurance sectors.
With a strong track record in building companies, Fusion Partners will be the operational arm of the initiative, providing startups with operational support, execution power, access to its network and dedicated infrastructure.
Alain Nicod and Sébastien Lamunière have joined the board of directors of WeBuild Ventures, alongside its founder and CEO, Guillaume Dubray.
“It is both recognition of the performance of our model and of the dynamism of innovation in Switzerland, which still has a lot to offer. More and more transactions are carried out in Switzerland by the largest American venture capital funds.
WeBuild Ventures, our startup studio, offers Swiss entrepreneurs unique support to bring out innovation champions. Over the past 15 years, I’ve seen many potential entrepreneurs miss out for the wrong reasons: the WeBuild model removes the last barriers to entrepreneurial ambition. There is no longer any reason not to take the plunge and conquer Switzerland.”
says Guillaume Dubray.