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CurioInvest is among top 10 finalists at Finance & Insurance venture

Top 10 Swiss Fintechs

Fintechnews reported recently that >venture>>, a competition for up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Switzerland, has unveiled the 10 finalists and the winners for the 2020 finance and insurance category.

What is >>venture>> so special?

>>venture>> refers to one the most prestigious and renown annual startup competition co-organized by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich), McKinsey & Company, Knecht Holding, Innosuisse, and Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Who is behind venture?

The even is run together with juries and mentors with significant leadership experience in their field and CurioInvest was supported throughout the competition with material advice that may well foster our mission to bring collectibles to everyones investment portfolio.

We want to thank everyone You find below a list of Jury and advisors who supported the 2020 Venture competition.

Who is the Jury and Advisory Board at venture.ch?

Nick Adamus
Founder and CEO of Swiss Dragon Group Ltd.
Pascal Allot
Innovation Spaces Switzerland & Startup ecosystem director
at IBM
Abdelaziz Amraoui
Head of Development and Complementary Insurance /
Member of the group executive committee at Assura
Ruth Armalé
Head of Open Innovation at HITS – House of Insurtech
Manuel Aschwanden
Owner & CEO Optotune
Oliver Banz
Chairman, Advisor and experienced executive
Michal Bartos
Founder and CEO ARTO AG
Emrah Basic
Senior Investment Manager at Seed X Liechtenstein AG
Brigitte Baumann
Founder and ex-CEO of Go Beyond Early Stage Investing
René Becker
Specialist Quality Assurance Diagnostic Products at The
Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Nicole Beranek Zanon
Managing Partner & Enthusiast in Information, Technology
& Communication Law
Mark Berger
Investment Banking, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Consultant,
COO ad interim at currency.com
Gian-Luigi Berini
Former Director of Fongit
Kaspar Binz
Founder & CEO of Binz Biotech Consulting GmbH, former VP
and Co-founder Molecular Partners
Søren Bjønness
Director – Swiss Representative for EURONEXT
Stefan Blarer
Managing Director DRIMARCH GmbH
Ivonne Blossfeld
Innovation Scout at Haco Innovation Lab
Salvatore Bocchetti
Director of Products at Autoscout24
Marco Boella
Senior Director of Strategic Business Development
at Magic Leap
Romain Boichat
Partner at Corpus Health SA
Urs Bolt
FinTech & WealthTech Advisor at bolt.now
Axel Bolte
CEO of Inozyme Pharma (also President and Founder)
Andreas Bong
Head Corporate Research & Technology at Hilti AG
Hanna Brahme
Technology Transfer Manager Spin-offs at ETH Zurich
Daniel Brandenburger
Startup coach Innosuisse, Advisory Board Member at qiio
Aron Braun
Entrepreneur, startup coach and lecturer at
Zimballo GmbH and Bern University of Applied Sciences
Ronnie Brunner
Fellow and Member of the Board of Directors at Netcetera
Susanne Buck
Head of Strategy and Business Development at ricardo.ch
Pol Budmiger
Co-Founder & CEO Viadiversa GMBH, Startup
Coach Innosuisse
Peter Buhler
Distinguished Research Staff Member at IBM Research
Adrian Bührer
Startup Investor & CEO Panaman Consulting
Fabian Buller
Chief Business Officer at Neurimmune AG
Julien Caritey
Head of Corporate Development EMEA at Nagravision SA,
Kudelski Group
Ulf Claesson
Partner, BLR & Partners
Mario Colombo
Technical Lead & Partner at what.digital
Rui Ferreira
Chief Data Governance Officer at Zurich Insurance Group,
Enterprise Data, Analytics and Architecture (EDAA)
Daniel Dahinden
Head BU Innovation & Digital at SIX
Matthias Dantone
Machine Learning Manager AI/ML at Apple Inc
Jean de Wolff
Board Member, Trainer & Innosuisse Coach
Daniel Diemers
Independent Investor & Startup Coach
Daniel Diezi
Head of Life Sciences & MedTech at Zühlke AG
Lukas Döbelin
Chief of Staff to the President UBS Switzerland
Thomas Dübendorfer
President Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)
Thierry Duvanel
Director of Collaborative Innovation at Bühler Group
Thomas Eisele
CEO Food Service Division Valora and Member
of the Executive Board
Rolf Eleveld
Director IT and Software development at Healthbank
Bettina Ernst
Co-Founder & CEO of PRECLIN Biosystem AG
Marcello Fabbroni
Director Innovation Center at Bühler Group
Josef Felber
Physicist and European Patent Attorney at Felber & Partner AG
Claude Florin
CEO and co-founder of Fastree3D SA
Thomas Foery
Head Corporate HR at Implenia AG
Jan Fülscher
CEO of Senozon AG
Ralf Gall
Head Technology Platform / CTO at Vontobel
Antonio Gambardella
Director of FONGIT
Marcos García Pedraza
Founder and Managing Partner of orgart.VENTURES
Stefan Geiger
CTO GIANTS Software GmbH
Luc Gérardin
Independent Management Consultant
Thierry Golliard
Director Open Innovation & Venturing at Swiss Post
Melanie Gonzales
Project Manager at Capgemini
Dragan Grabulovski
CEO and founder at Grabulovski Consulting Services
Pascal Grieder
CEO at Salt Mobile
Bernard Gruhl
Head of Logistics and Supply Chain
at Elsa/Migros Industries
Wolfram Grüning
ETH transfer Spin-off Support

venture>> Jurors & Mentors 2020 >>venture>> Jurors & Mentors 16
Urs Guggenbühl
Head Startup at be-advanced AG & Coach Innosuisse
Ruedi Gygax
Former head of Novartis venture fund
Aino Hacklin
Former Director Strategy and Business Development WM at UBS
Rhea Hamilton
Ventures Director of OGCI Climate Investments
Daniel Häring
Founder & CEO of HD Partners
Jann J. Hatz
Vice President Migros Corporate Development , VP Marketing
Jiri Havran
Senior Investment Manager at Seed X Liechtenstein AG
Scott Herrick
Program and Integration Manager Finance Change, Capital
Calculations at Credit Suisse
Andreas R. Herzog
Entrepreneur, Partner RIFF Ventures
Stephan Hess
Founder and CEO Swiss Technology Brokers GmbH
Thomas Hilgendorff
Co-Founder, CEO at Yapeal AG
Peter Hilpert
Printing Engineer BS (esig+), Owner Hilpert Marketing
Adrian Hilti
Co-Founded start-up busuu.com and Red or Blue labs
Markus Hofer
VP Business Development Advanced Materials at Buhler AG
Ulrich Hoffmann
Member Board of Directors UBS Business Solutions AG
Matthias Hölling
Team lead Foundation Affairs Technopark Zürich
Caspar Horne
Consultant for high-tech startups and an angel investor at
Michel Jaccard
Managing Partner id est avocats
Nikhil Jain
Digital Health Professional at Accenture
Damian Janzi
Investment Manager at Innovationsstiftung der SZKB
Corinne John
CTO & Co-Founder Redbiotec AG
Verena Kaiser
Head of Direct Investment at UBS
Adrian Kalt
Senior Director, Long-term Equity Investments at KIRKBI AG
Arnd Kaltofen-Ehmann
Partner at VI Partners
Pascal Kaufmann
Founder & CEO Mindfire Foundation
Olivier Keiser
Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, Leader
Procurement & International Supply at Songwon Industrial Group
Thomas Kerscher
CEO & Owner Business-Impact GmbH
Björn Klocke
Managing Director/Founder of Digital Health Consulting
Stephan Knecht
Founder & CEO Bones AG
Olivier Kobel
Managing Partner at SMC Corporate Finance GmbH,
Director Corporate Finance & Corporate Development
at Helvetia Environment
Hermann Koch
Co-Founder EquityPitcher
Marjan Kraak
Head of Spin-off Group ETH Transfer
Axel Kramer
Head of Haco Innovation Lab
Matthias Kreysel
Chief Innovation & Technology Officer at Migros Industry
Andreas Kubli
Head Multichannel Management and Digitization at UBS
Switzerland AG
Peter Kuhn
Partner at MME Legal AG, lic. iur., LL.M., Attorney
Jean-Philippe Kunz
Co-Founder Gnubiotics Sciences
Stefan Kyora
Editor-in-Chief at Startupticker.ch
Matt Lanfear
Founder of Xinetiq Advisors GmbH
Markus Lang
VP Sales & Marketing MITG Surgical Innovations EMEA
at Medtronic
Mauro Lattuada
Technology Transfer Manager EPFL
Frédéric Lauchenauer
Independent advisor for fundraising and strategy
for start-ups at Dryad
Jim Lewis
Business Consultant at Blackbird Projects GmbH
Minja Lohrer
Director BLR & Partners
Rana Lonnen
Strategic Venture Capital Novartis Pharma
Walter Looser
Boardmember at Technopark Winterthur AG
Massimo Lucchina
Managing Director & M&A Europe at Samsung Electronics
Wilma Lukas
Managing Director at W Life Sciences
Paulina Lutz
Early Stage Investor at Earlybird
Marzia Massignani
Senior Manager Scientific Affairs and Corporate
Communications at SUNSTAR SUISSE SA
Donat Matthews
Entrepreneur & Investor at SyncAct.com
Alexandre Maurice
Head of Strategy at Gutzwiller AG Zürich
Manuel Meyer
Partner at Baker McKenzie Zurich
John Millard
Head of Technology Transfer at Paul Scherrer Institute
Sylvain Moesching
Digital Consultant at netSME Consulting sarl
Vivian Mohr
Chief Operating Officer at comparis.ch AG
Markus Moser
Chief Scientific Officer, Animal Health
at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Eduard Müller
Research Associate at the Chair for Entrepreneurship of
the University of St. Gallen
Simon Nebel
Founding Partner at Viopas Partners AG
David Patrick
Business Owner The Insider Consulting GmbH
Claudia Petersen
Vice Director Private Markets at Zürcher Kantonalbank
Andrey Petrichtche
Senior Credit Risk Manager / Innovation Coach
at Post Finance AG
2020 >>venture>> Jurors & Mentors 17
Karim Piguet
Member of the Executive Comittee Le Réseau &
Coach Innosuisse
Yves Pitton
CEO VTX Telecom
Peter A. Plötz
Senior Project Manager at University of Zurich
Sylvia Polydor
Associate at Baker McKenzie Zurich
Ioana Prundaru
CEO and owner, Independent IT Consultant
at Bag Selection Zurich
Lukas Reinhardt
Director Corporate Finance UBS Switzerland AG
Lucie Rejman
Head of ETH Student Project House/ Co-CEO ZüriChips
Johan Roman
Director EMEA Marketing & Channel Partnerships
at Kudelski Security
Simon Roth
Partner at Lex Futura AG, former Senior Associate
at Baker McKenzie
Balz Roth
Founder and Managing Partner at Roth Consulting GmbH
Dennis Rubner
Co-Founder Mighty-Office, Mighty GmbH
Christoph Ruchti
Retired Chief Engineer Combined Cycle Plants
Marco Rüedi
CEO & CMO Axalbion SA
Damian Sailer
Director, Deal Advisory Financial Services, M&A at KMPG
Hilmar Scheel
CEO bob Finance AG, Chief Digital Officer Valora Group
Gerd Scheller
President and CEO at Siemens Mobility AG
Luca Scheuring
Head of Product at AXON VIBE
Ralph Schiess
CEO and Co-Founder ProteoMediX AG
Alexander Schläpfer
Investment Partner Swisscom Ventures AG
Andreas Schlenker
Head of M&A and Investments at Tamedia Digital
Peter Harboe-Schmidt
Co-founder and Head of Corporate Development
at SpiroChem AG
Martin Schneider
Chairman/Managing Partner at Schneider Feldmann Ltd.
Shila Schneider
Business Development Manager at Ewopharma AG
Frank Schön
CTO at Dätwyler Group
Andy Schwarzenbach
Co-founder of Hitzberger, startup advisor and lecturer
Michael Sidler
Co-founding partner at Redalpine
Katrin Siebenbürger Hacki
Director at Medows Sarl
Raimundo Sierra
Co-CEO Virtamed
Philipp Spaeti
Distinguished Engineer and CTO at IBM Switzerland
Bernard Spycher
Head of Commercial, CH & AT, Biosciences
at Becton Dickinson
Ulrich Steiner
Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Franziska Stemmler
Customer Solutions & Business Development
Urs Stender
Managing Director at BlueLion Incubator
Véronique Stephan
Vice President Commercial Ball Corporation
Alex Stöckl
Founding Partner at Wingman Ventures,
Venture Capital Investor
Michael Stucky
Co-founder and Executive Chairman Auxivo AG
Frido Stutz
Entrepreneur, Airline Captain, Aircraft Engineer
at NewGreenTec GmbH & V-Locker AG
Christian Suter
Tomas Svoboda
Managing Partner at Tagator
Amine Tazi
Managing Partner, AT Swiss Ventures
Evelyn Thar
CEO Amazee Metrics
Patrick Thévoz
CEO and Co-Founder Flyability
Alexander Thiel
Partner at McKinsey & Company
Fredrik Ullman
CEO at INDICAL Bioscience
Jeroen Van den Oever
CFO at SUN bioscience SA
Willemien van den Toorn
Managing Partner & Founder at evismo AG;
Med Tech marketing
Aimée van der Wolde
Managing Partner at SEIF
Francesco Vass
CEO at ricardo.ch
Sabrina Vilhena
VP, Head of Over & Above Unit at Go Beyond Investing
Heiko Visarius
CEO of VISARTIS Healthcare GmbH
Michael Wacker
Founder of Wacker Biotech Consulting
Karen Wagner
General Partner at Ysios Capital
Arijana Walcott
Co-Founder and CEO DART Labs
Beat Walther
Owner & Managing Director at Vendbridge AG
Lukas Weder
Partner at Wingman AG
Kurt Weingarten
Managing Partner Tarkas Ventures
Jeannette Wibmer
Simon Widmer
Circular Design Lead Ellen McArthur Foundation
Virginia Williams
Award-winning international Executive Coach, Mindfulness
Mentor, creator of Peaceful Productivity® Executive Coaching
Matthias Wolf
CEO and owner of OnTimeDrive AG
David Yu
Head of Portfolio Strategy at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
in Europe and Canada
Krissy Zimmermann
Executive Coach at Tall Trees Executive Coaching
Claudia Zimmermann
CEO, Founder at C-Advisory GmbH / Board Member
2020 >>venture>> Jurors & Mentors 18
Valentin Chapero Francisco Fernandez Pascal Kiener Basil Heeb Suzanne Thoma Calvin Grieder Hariolf Kottmann
Didier Denat Dirk Lambrecht Dieter Bambauer Bruno Chiomento
Nathalie Wappler
Christian Buhl
Pietro Supino
Christoph Loos Christian Keller
Alban Fischer Julian Bertschinger Mauro Saladini Christiane Leister Frank Rehfeld Thomas Kühne Frank Lehmann
Anja König Severin Schwan Pascal Crittin Felix Mayer Jos Dijsselhof Marc Bürki
Urs Baertschi Axel Lehmann Michael Müller Matthias Reinhart Zeno Staub Juan Beer

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CurioInvest provides a technology platform for investments in ultra-rare cars, and the creation & management of institutional-grade digital assets. Asset managers and private investors will be able to diversify in top-vetted tokenized collectables that trade at stock markets. In the $20B collectable car market, CurioInvest offers the highest security, full automation, and a customizable, yet highly scalable wealth-tech solution based on DLT. The company was founded by a former team member of kooaba after the exit to Qualcomm. Within just 2 years of foundation, CurioInvest has created a significant footprint in the industry considered by UBS Future of Finance and McKinsey’s venture program among the top 10 Swiss FinTechs. 

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Fernando Verboonen is the Co-founder & CEO Curio Invest. He has been in the Web3 space for nearly a decade and has a wealth of knowledge about the ecosystem.

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