Venture capital investments in Swiss FinTech Start-ups

Swiss fintech start-ups turn increasingly to ICOs in addition to venture capital

A look at the first half of 2018: Swiss FinTech Start-up investments dominated by the crypto area of business.


e-foresight is issuing a half-year overview of investment in Swiss FinTech Start-ups for the second time in cooperation with the IFZ and Swisscom. The overview covers the first half of 2018 and includes the distribution among specific areas of business in addition to the total investment volume in Switzerland. The study covers start-ups in the monthly Swiss FinTech map by e-foresight.


Venture capital investments in the first half-year 2018 show a total volume of CHF 101 million in 15 deals. 67% of overall volume is allocated to the crypto area of business. The full year 2017 displayed a volume of CHF 151 million and 48 deals. The deals are bigger on average in 2018.


The growth in ICOs is considerable. The ICO volume in the first half of 2018 is already greater than the whole of 2017. ICO volume was CHF 283 million and 7 deals for the whole of 2017, and the first half of 2018 has already seen CHF 288 million and 8 ICOs.

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