GZA webinar: Meet the unicorns – Greater Zurich as the preferred location for successful start-ups

Webinar Meet the unicorns - Greater Zurich as a start-up location


For years, Switzerland and the Greater Zurich Area have occupied top positions worldwide in terms of talent attraction, innovative strength, competitiveness and quality of life. Does this also make the location attractive for start-ups?

Absolutely! Three privately held technology start-ups from Greater Zurich have recently hit the unicorn status and are now valued at over one billion U.S. dollars: cyber protection software provider Acronis, fintech Numbrs and online travel agent GetYourGuide

Meet C-level executives of two of the new unicorns in a live webinar on November 7 and learn about their experiences with doing business in Greater Zurich, Switzerland.

Here's what you will learn:

  • Talent availability
  • Innovation ecosystem 
  • Investors and incubators
  • Market access
  • Costs and taxation
  • Authorities and regulation

The speakers will answer your own questions in a Q&A session at the end of the webinar. 

Shachar Rabbe, Acronis  

Shachar Rabbe
Chief Financial Officer, Acronis, Schaffhausen

Acronis sets the standard for cyber protection through its innovative backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file sync and share solutions. Enhanced by its award-winning AI-based active protection technology, blockchain-based data authentication and unique hybrid-cloud architecture, Acronis protects all data in any environment – including physical, virtual, cloud, mobile workloads and applications – all at a low and predictable cost.

With more than 17 years of Accounting and Finance experience, Shachar Rabbe leads all areas of finance at Acronis. This includes: accounting, corporate controlling, FP&A, order processing, collection and tax. Before joining Acronis, Shachar lead Finance and Operations for Orbotech's activity in the Americas and Europe and, prior to that, for one of Orbotech's largest divisions. In both positions, Shachar continuously improved operations, impacted business growth and maximized profits through expert finance management, strategic planning, cost reductions, and productivity enhancements that lead to double digit revenue and profit growth. Shachar holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University.

Fynn Kreuz, Numbrs

Fynn Kreuz
Executive Board Member, Numbrs Personal Finance AG, Zurich

Numbrs Personal Finance AG is the provider of the world's technologically leading mobile app for managing and optimizing personal finances, the Numbrs app. The company is based in the city of Zurich.

Fynn Kreuz is a member of the Executive Board of Numbrs Personal Finance AG. He has been with the Fintech start-up since 2013 and, as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), is responsible for marketing and communications, including strategic partnerships, branding and positioning. Fynn has played a significant role in the successful introduction of the Numbrs app in the German market since 2014 and in the continuous expansion of the company's investor base, in particular in the most recent financing round, which brought Numbrs to a valuation of over a billion USD. In recent years, he has also significantly strengthened Numbrs' partnerships with leading banking and insurance providers. Prior to joining Numbrs, Fynn worked in marketing for Coca-Cola and Puma, and as a brand strategy consultant. Fynn studied Applied Media and Communication Sciences in Hamburg, Germany.




Reto Sidler
Reto Sidler
Head of Communications and Marketing
Lukas Sieber
Lukas Sieber
Executive Director USA

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