This article showcases our top picks for the best Switzerland based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Switzerland Crowdfunding Companies
Cashare As an innovative company in the FinTech area, They are the first and biggest Crowd Lending platform in Switzerland and thus a pioneer and leader at the same time. The start of Cashare’s platform is acknowledged by the financial newspaper “Finanz und Wirtschaft” as a starting point of the customer oriented digitization in the Swiss financial industry.
Cashare offers a next level platform for peer-to-peer loans eliminating detours via a bank and offering attractive options for borrowers and investors. Always in focus: The safe, fast, efficient and easy financing for private individuals or SMEs.
Cashare – clever Swiss funding.. .
CROWDLI was founded in August 2016 by Felix Helling, Raphael Hagspiel, Roger Bigger and Reto Fierz. CEO Felix Helling had already brought along the idea from a trip to the USA a few years earlier, and ultimately realized it when he saw that this concept was also in great demand in Switzerland.
In February 2017 CROWDLI launched its first object. CROWDLI brokers co-ownership interests in directly held investment properties through its crowdfunding platform crowdli.ch.
CROWDLI chooses only objects in tested locations, in the best condition and good rentability. In addition, the investment property is independently valued by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
In the transaction, investors are represented by a law firm. The investment funds are paid into a protected escrow or escrow account.
CROWDLI therefore never has access to the investment funds itself. After successful crowdfunding, a local property management team looks after the property on site.
CROWDLI is available to investors as an owner representative at any time and pays the pro rata returns every 3 months.. .
Polkadot is a protocol that allows independent blockchains to exchange information. Polkadot is an inter-chain blockchain protocol which unlike internet messaging protocols (e.g.
TCP/IP) also enforces the order and the validitiy of the messages between the chains. This interoperability also allows the additional benefit of scalability by creating a general environment for multiple state machines..
LiUU (from “Lift Us Up“) was created with one goal: to save as many businesses as possible from the moment of crisis they are experiencing, by providing them with an innovative way to collect funds when they need it the most. We want to achieve this by tapping into that sense of community that normally surrounds the small and local businesses.
Together, we can overcome these dark times, and prepare for future successes. For this reason, we have created the first crowdliquidity platform in the world: so that those who have not been hit by the crisis can help those who have been hit the hardest.
In a simple and transparent way.. .
RaiseNow is a leading provider of digital fundraising solutions. RaiseNow supports ambitious fundraisers to grow their online and mobile fundraising.
It provides solutions for all digital touchpoints – from SMS donations and mobile phone apps right up to peer-to-peer event fundraising and donation forms. It integrates email and social media channels and make everything tightly work with the existing fundraising and donor database.
RaiseNow’s customers include over 170 of the world’s top non-profit organizations and social enterprises including Medecins sans Frontières, Save the Children, Red Cross, and Amnesty International. Its customers range from some of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world to high-growth social good startups such as crowdfunding platform operators..
SwissLending uses the crowdfunding method for real estate investment. It simply involves bringing investors together to pool funds in a single, visible project.
In a typical project, the bank finances 40% of the program, 40% comes from sales on plan (pre-commercialization) and the remaining 20% corresponds to the own funds contributed by the promoter. The money injected by the crowdfunders (private investors) will just inflate these funds..
Foxstone is a pioneer of the Swiss Real Estate Crowdfunding market. Founded by Real Estate professionals, it aims to democratize the market by offering ownership of Swiss residential real estate projects to every investor.
Through its online platform, Foxstone connects, on one hand, Swiss citizens by opening for them the access to the best asset class available on the market, one that was previously accessed only by professionals and wealthy people, and on the other hand, hand-picked real estate entrepreneurs that get a great exposure on a large investors network. Foxstone offers a full web-based platform, that covers the entire deal process, saving a lot of time and paperwork, and making the whole adventure simple, cost and time efficient, for both sides.
Foxstone is democratizing the Swiss Real Estate market.. .
Raizers is an online investment platform that allows every person or company to build and follow its own portfolio through a full catalogue of European SMEs, selected by our analysts team. Buying shares or lending in real economy becomes direct, simple and secure.
Since its accreditation as Participative Investment Advisor as the date of the creation of this status in France, Raizers opened offices in Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. We have been able to propose 30 operations : real estate, innovation, industry, hospitality, etc ; for which more than 6 million euros were invested by our 24 000 members from 80 nationalities..
Wemakeit is an online platform that enables users to crowdfund projects in the creative industries. While it enables innovators to gather funding for their projects, it enables donors to get personal invitations, signed books, limited edition photos, and more.
Wemakeit is based in Zurich, Switzerland.. .
TimeRepublik a peer-to-peer web platform where people from over 110 countries use time as currency (TimeCoins™) instead of money. Users use TimeCoins to pay for the services they need building trustworthy relations.
Members earn TimeCoins by sharing their expertise, skills, talent, and passions with other members. TimeCoins earned by members are automatically credited into their virtual TimeWallet and can be used to purchase services from other members.
All services are measured by the time it takes to perform them. User’s visibility and recognition are gamified and are boosted by positive feedback and awards obtained once predetermined goals are achieved..
Discover, Execute and Monitor High-Conviction Investments. Alternatives shall be made as accessible and efficient to invest in as ETFs are today.
Fundbase is a cloud-based platform to ultimately host the complete investment process for high-conviction alternative investments. It allows the global alternative investor community to make step changes in efficiency, security and investment performance.
Based on technology that is superior to most in the financial industry, Fundbase will act as a blueprint for the future of finance. Fundbase delivers to qualified investors a seamlessly integrated platform to discover, execute and monitor complex investments such as hedge funds, private equity and other high-conviction investments.
It builds on trusted real world connections between accredited investors and fund managers utilizing the latest in technology. It is accessible for free with the firm goal to positively disrupt the current investment process’ efficiency, economics and performance..
Lendora is a crowdlending platform – or personal loans – that directly connects borrowers and investors in Switzerland. Without going through the banks, a borrower finances his credit application from many lenders and therefore enjoys better terms.
Investors, on the other hand, benefit from a unique return opportunity. Both parties benefit from better rates, greater transparency and unprecedented freedom of choice..
Staxe turns creative projects, such as music, culture, film, and many more into a profitable investment opportunity. It is a crowdfunding platform for investing in live events such as concerts, festivals, networking events, among others, powered by blockchain technology.
The Staxe team is revamping its assets and operations to help creatives and their projects face COVID-19 challenges through pioneer technologies such as blockchain applications and specializing in Asset Tokenization and Decentralized Finance. It was founded in 2018 and is based in Zug, Switzerland..
Anemomind is a project supported by EPFL, providing sailors with the advanced artificial intelligence technologies to improve their performance. It is a natural result of its two profound passions known as sailing and coding.
The project started as a hobby in 2007 and quickly turned into a dynamic start-up. Anemomind was founded in 2014..
DealMarket is a global online platform for fundraising and deal flow management – a one‐stop shop for Private Equity & Corporate Finance professionals. DealMarket counts more than 15,000 active private equity professionals from 159 countries and is growing fast.
Global leading banks like UBS use DealMarket’s deal flow management tools like hundreds of Investors, Associations and Networks trust our comprehensive service offering for Private Equity. DealMarket’s offering includes: • A global marketplace for fundraising and deal sourcing and to connect and network within the private equity industry • A browser based deal flow management and deal exchange tool, helping professional investors, investment clubs and associations to receive, store, manage and syndicate their proprietary deal flow more efficiently and secure.
• Affordable access to industry‐leading third‐party Due Diligence Services & M&A Databases on demand (without subscriptions) Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, DealMarket was voted the “Best Global Private Equity Platform for 2012, 2013 and 2014” by Corporate Livewire. To learn more about DealMarket please visit www.DealMarket.com.
Splendit is the Crowdlending platform for student loans in Switzerland. They connect students who need money with people seeking sustainable investments.
They provide access for students to a quick and fair source of financing their education. They open a new market for private investors to make sustainable investments, away from the traditional capital markets and banks..
As Switzerland’s pioneering crowd-investing platform, c-crowd brings together innovative entrepreneurs and investors. They give you the opportunity, already with modest investment amounts, to become shareholder of a startup and begin building your own portfolio of participations.
c-crowd opens up the exclusive circle of people who have access to professionally prepared projects while facilitating alternative investments. Therefore, c-crowd represents a new way of financing entrepreneurs while democratising the concept of business angels.
In 2017 they have teamed up with Raizers.com, a pan-European platform with which they will open doors for entrepreneurs and investors in Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Belgium.. .
Veolis is a crowdfunding platform of sustainable and energy projects, providing financing to project owners. It allows citizens to get involved in sustainability projects and gives additional funding capacities to project owners.
Veolis was founded by Anne-Claire Pliska in 2013 and is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland.. .
We select attractive assets on the Swiss real estate market and list them for investment on our crowdfunding platform. Our objective is to offer an investment solution starting as low as CHF 25’000.- with minimum net returns of 5% p.a.
Our added value is to gather all the necessary competences in order to give you direct access to real estate and to guarantee the best asset management for your investment. Our financial partners, technical auditors, and legal advisers are experts in their respective areas.
Through our investment solution, you become a co-owner benefiting from these services while having CrowdPark as sole contact party.. .
Project Starter is a crowdfunding platform based in Solothurn, which since 2011 offers great ideas and its creators an opportunity to finance. It is owned by Designatelier GmbH.
ProjektStarter offers people in the area of Switzerland the opportunity to finance their idea or project.. .
Jimmy Marks Innovations
We service institutional investors including pension funds and professional asset managers, in addition to high net-worth individuals. We are highly active in the early opportunity detection that provides a heavy upside potential and low downside risk.
We review hundreds of investments each year and select a handful of new investments for our funds. We aim to invest at points of ascent when the greatest period of risk has passed and a transition into a strong growth period has begun.
At Jimmy Marks we take great care and pride in our ability to make smart investments.. .
Bayshore Strategies is a leading family office based in Geneva. Our top-tier team provides exclusive wealth management services to our select clients, complete with bespoke solutions and elaborate financial strategies.
We devote our undivided attention to each client to gain a deep comprehension of their family’s unique traits, exceptional talents and specific circumstances. This enables us to tailor one-of-a-kind solutions that achieve your goals while addressing your inimitable needs..
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