Index Ventures is a London and San Francisco-based international venture capital firm that helps the most ambitious entrepreneurs turn bold ideas into global businesses. Index-backed companies that are reshaping the world around us include Adyen, Deliveroo, Dropbox, Elastic, Funding Circle and Slack. To learn more about Index, visit www.indexventures.com.
TOP Funds leverages an extensive network at the heart of the technology industry, to take advantage of the best opportunities in private markets, and buy equity in top-tier technology companies at attractive risk-adjusted entry points. TOP Funds operates in partnership with the Bedrock Group, a global investment and advisory firm which provides innovative investment solutions to families and institutions. www.top-funds.com
Venture Incubator is a Swiss venture capital firm that supports university spin-offs as well as other promising start-up companies with capital, coaching, consulting and networks. Venture Incubator was established in 2001 by 6 industrial corporations (ABB, Hilti, Sulzer, Schindler, Novartis, Nestlé), 4 financial institutions (Credit Suisse, Pictet & Cie, Zurich Cantonal Bank and SUVA), McKinsey & Company and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ).
Its portfolio comprises 19 companies. Approximately half the money is invested in life sciences and the other half in IT and material sciences. The company has been set up as an evergreen fund with CHF 101M paid in capital.
Auriga Partners is an independent venture capital firm. Based in Paris, it invests in information technologies and life sciences, in innovative high potential ventures, in seed or early development stages, in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Auriga Partners manages three funds for a total of more than EUR 330M.
Along with investing the necessary capital, Auriga Partners also brings its savoir-faire in developing and solidifying executive teams, organizing companies, broadening their networks and forming strategic and corporate partnerships.
Highland Europe was launched in 2012 and closely collaborates with Highland Capital Partners, an independent global venture capital firm with three decades of investment experience and offices in Boston, Palo Alto and Shanghai. Highland Europe, based in Geneva and London, is a tight-knit group of partners with years of technology and Internet focused investment experience built up across Europe and the US. The team is exclusively focused on growth-stage investing and has previously backed notable companies such as Vistaprint, PhotoBox, CSR, Mathletics and Moleskine. Current portfolio IT and SaaS companies include NewVoiceMedia, Malwarebytes, TalentSoft, Brandwatch, Adjust, AMCS and Oro.
Founded in 2017, Forestay invests in the tech sector and is focused on earlier stage novel, revenue-generating technology companies, in Europe, the USA and Israel, that challenge established models and the status-quo, primarily through software and data. It is part of Waypoint Capital, chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, which supports a broad portfolio of leading investment businesses.
Gilles Quéru, Galeo Capital
Gilles has 30 years of experience as a very successful entrepreneur and investor in Enterprise Software Applications. Gilles was the founder and CEO of Apsylog sold to Peregrine where he became VP Corporate Development. More recently he was Chairman and investor at Neolane, sold to Adobe.