The venture capital firm EquityPitcher has successfully close its second fund, raising 45 million Swiss francs in the process. The proceeds are intended to be invested in “innovative and technology-driven start-ups” based in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The corresponding EquityPitcher portfolio already contains 20 start-ups of this kind from 12 different industries, further details of which can be found in a press release issued by the venture capital firm.
“We are very pleased that we were able to successfully close our second fund despite the current market economic events and that we have received the trust of the investors”, comments Hermann Koch, founding partner of EquityPitcher, in the press release. He adds: “We expect the trend of this alternative asset class to continue to grow and are convinced that our start-ups will play a decisive role in shaping the development of the economy”.
From the point of view of EquityPitcher, capital is just one of several success factors in the development of start-ups. “Equally important for start-ups are value drivers that sustainably support their operational growth over a long period of time”, the company writes in the press release. The EquityPitcher business model therefore also strives to connect start-ups with founders, experts, co-investors and potential customers.
For Sandra Tobler, CEO of Futurae, EquityPitcher is a “great partner” that has “opened doors to various potential customers and their decision makers, which is a real added value for us and has allowed Futurae to grow further”, she explains in the press release.