How Mike Baur Is Transforming Swiss ICT Start-Ups

Mike Baur is a renowned Swiss investor. He invests in start-up companies through the Swiss Start-up Factory AG, a company that he co-founded. Apart from investing, the 44-year-old Swiss has been serving as a banker. He has 20 years of experience in the banking industry.

Baur was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, 44 years ago. He pursued his early education in the Fribourg before moving out for his university education. He is an alumnus of both the University of Rochester New York and the University of Bern where he studied MBA and Executive MBA respectively.

As a teenager, the young Baur was always fascinated by the banking and finance industry. During his university years, his interests in banking and finance grew more rapidly. Consequently, Mike Baur Joined the Swiss banking sector soon after graduating with his first degree. Over last 20 years, Mike has been a dedicated banker. His hard work has seen him rise through the ranks to become an executive board member of a Swiss bank despite starting as an apprentice at UBS just 20 years ago. This information was originally published on World Web Forum’s website.

A few years ago, Baur started looking for ways to invest his money. He noticed that by choosing the right start-up companies to invest in, he could get higher returns in shorter periods as compared to investing in already established companies. In 2014, he partnered with two like-minded investors to found the Swiss Start-up Factory. The new firm’s objective was to zero in on fundraising and financing ICT start-ups in Switzerland

Baur does not only provide financial assistance to these upcoming businesses. He uses his experiences to guide and mentor the companies on the right business practices. His efforts have seen most of the companies that he invests rise faster and avoid the similar problems that face other start-ups.

Swiss Start-up Factory is based in Zurich, Switzerland. The company’s main goal is to identify thriving digital entrepreneurs in order to give them financial and managerial boosts. The process sees the start-up company placed under a start-up accelerator program for at least three months. The program provides the new businesses with an entrepreneurial network, mentorship, coaching and office space in Zurich. Following the success of the projects in Switzerland, the company is now going global.

Since its inception, many investors have joined the Swiss Start-up Factory. One of these individuals is Michael Hartweg, Leonteq’s co-founder, who joined the firm late last year. The entrepreneur will join Mike Baur and other entrepreneurs in coaching and mentoring start-up tech companies. Baur believes that Hartweg will bring invaluable skills to the firm. This information was originally published on Finews.