Fr. Mai 31st, 2024

Swiss Fintech Investor Day

14nov11:0018:00Swiss Fintech Investor DayZürich

Swiss Fintech Investor Day

Event Details

The Swiss Fintech Investor Day is a matchmaking event where Fintech startups pitch to find experienced smart money investors. This event is for angel investors and VCs that want to invest in Fintech startups.


13:00 – Registration, Coffee, and Networking

13:30 – Welcome Note

13:40 – Keynote: “Positioning Angel Investors in the Financial Road Map of Fintech Startups from Startup to Scaleup to Exit

Speaker: Baybars Altuntas, Chairman World Business Angels Investment Forum

14:10 – Keynote: The Startup Exit Success Story of Bexio

Speaker: Martin Altorfer, Angel Investor, Board Member of Bexio

14:30 – Lightning Talk: “Blockchain in Financial Services: Friend or Foe?

Speaker: William Mougayar, General Partner, Virtual Capital Partners

14:40 – Panel: “Challenges and Opportunities of the Global Fintech Ecosystem

Panel Guests: Andreas Iten, Theodora Lau & William Mougayar

Panel Moderator: Baybars Altuntas

15:10 – Networking Break w/ Coffee

16:00 – Fintech Startup Pitches Round I

17:05 – Coffee Break

17:20 – Fintech Startup Pitches Round II

Fintech startups pitch to find experienced smart money investors.

18:25 – Closing Words

18:30 – Networking Apéro with Matchmaking

20:00 – End of the Apéro

*Event Agenda in progress, check back for updates and speakers announcement.

Baybars Altuntaş

Chairman, World Business Angels Investment Forum

Former Senior Advisor of the Elite Program of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) – an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) chaired by the Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Co-chair of the Washington DC-based Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), Vice President of the Brussels-based European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA), the World Entrepreneurship Forum Ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries, and President of Deulcom International Inc. Star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den / Sharks Tank.

Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal), 2017 (Spain) and 2018 (Bulgaria). The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with former President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC.

Developer of the world-renowned entrepreneurship theory, the Altuntas Start-up Compass Theory, researched by Sheffield University and used in numerous MBA programs. Appointed as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations.

Profiled regularly by leading international media such as CNN International, Bloomberg, BBC. A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and Macedonian.

Visit Wikipedia for more information.

Theodora Lau

Founder, Unconventional Ventures

Theodora (Theo) Lau is an innovator, technologist, and connector, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

As part of her work, she regularly mentors FinTech and HealthTech startups and fosters a growing partnered portfolio. She is a contributing writer and speaker for top industry publications and conferences.

Most recently recognized as LinkedIn Top Voice for Economy and Finance in 2017, top female fintech influencer, and top digital transformation and AI influencer by Onalytica.

William Mougayar

Author & Managing Partner, JM3 Capital

William Mougayar is a blockchain investor, researcher, speaker, blogger, author of The Business Blockchain (Wiley, 2016), managing partner at JM3 Capital, founder of The Token Summit, and manager of WMX, a cryptocurrency index fund. He is a known authority on, and a direct participant in the crypto-technology market.

William is an advisor or board member to some of the world’s leading blockchain organizations, including the Ethereum Foundation (former advisor), the Kin Foundation, OpenBazaar, Coin Center, Steem, Stratumn, and Bloq. He blogs regularly about the present and future of blockchains at Startup Management.

Andreas Iten

Head Corporate Ventures SIX, Co-Founder & Member of the Board F10

Andreas Iten is Managing Director and Head of Corporate Ventures at SIX. He is co-founder of the SIX Hackathon (Europe’s largest Fintech coding contest), co-founder and board member of the Zurich based F10 Fin Tech Incubator & Accelerator.

Andreas is an experienced innovation & entrepreneurship strategist, with proven leadership in high-level innovation, open-innovation, information technology management and entrepreneurship. Andreas has worked for over 15 years within leading institutions in the IT service, airline & transportation and the financial industry.

Since 2015 Andreas was leading technology innovation and he acted as the Chief Information Officer for the division Financial Information within SIX Group.

James Digby

Managing Partner 3B Ventures

James is a Managing Partner at 3B Ventures, focusing on investing in innovation that can impact the lives of the next 3 billion. Also a founding Partner at the Global Startup Awards, a pan-regional startup competition that recognizes entrepreneurs and their respective supporting ecosystems in 53 countries around the world, and co-founded the award-winning startup incubator Rockstart Accelerator in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

As a seasoned board member, most recently with Louisiana State University (LSU), James has also served on the management team and a personal mentor for a number of startups that have gone on to raise significant funding and global traction, recently with the award-winning AIRTAME wireless HDMI streaming device that became the most publically backed crowdfunded project in Europe on Indiegogo of all time.

James has more than a decade of entrepreneurial experience working with startups and alongside corporations like Samsung, and public organisations such as the Saïd Business School at Oxford University and the Kauffman Foundation to develop innovation & strategy workshops as well as lecture and keynote on entrepreneurial techniques with a focus on ‘lean’ methodologies and social innovation.

Martin Altorfer

Founder, Entrepreneur, Board Member of Bexio, Nine Internet Solutions AG & A. Baggenstos & Co. AG

Martin is an entrepreneur and investor in the technology space with over 25 years experience. He was the founder and CEO/CTO of a number of companies including Active-Net AG, a leading Swiss ISP which he sold to UUNet in 1999; BCAP AG, a Venture capital fund sold to BZ 2001; Celeris AG, an internet security company which he sold to Swisscom in 2005; replica, an online music company liquidated in 2006. He also served as CIO (Chief Information Officer) in one of Australias largest companies, CSR Ltd between 2007 and 2009.
Recent investments include Nutmeg (UK) and Bexio (CH) where he served as Executive Chairman until sold to Swiss Mobiliar Holding in 2018. Martin still considers himself primarily a “techie”.