Financing Networks 2017-08-07T18:36:26+00:00

Financing Networks

The Greater Zurich Area is one of the most significant financial service centers in the world. Excellent financial services, a long tradition of banking and insurance, and favorable legal framework conditions make the Zurich region a leading global financial center. Financial networks such as CTI Invest and SECA aim at bringing together investors and industrial partners with innovative, promising companies. Additionally SIX Swiss Exchange offers companies from this sector an ideal growth environment, with efficient access to the capital of a diversified, specialized and experienced group of investors.

CTI Invest is the leading financing platform for Swiss high-tech start-ups at both early and later stages. It is the leading force in the professionalization of the business angels and venture capitalist scene in Switzerland and invites industrial partners to participate. It organizes value-added events for Swiss high-tech startup companies. Innovative start-up companies are presented to its members. Furthermore, the portfolio companies of the members can benefit from this opportunity.
CTI Invest was founded in May 2003 and is a private non-profit organization. CTI Invest is not committed to any political party or religion.


SECA is the representative body for Switzerland’s private equity, venture capital, and corporate finance industries. The association is a non-profit organization and has these objectives and purposes: to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland; to promote the exchange of ideas and cooperation between members; to contribute to the professional education and development of the members and their clients; to represent the members’ views and interests in discussion with government and other bodies; and to establish and maintain ethical and professional standards. Members of the SECA include equity investment companies, banks, corporate finance advisors, auditing companies, management consultants, lawyers, and private investors.


SIX Swiss Exchange is Europe’s leading exchange for Life Sciences companies, representing around 40% of the European Life Sciences market capitalization across Europe’s major stock exchanges. It is also the leading independent exchange in Europe. It connects companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants. It creates particularly market-oriented framework conditions for listing and trading in its highly liquid segments. SIX Swiss Exchange multiplies the locational advantages of the Swiss financial marketplace with first-rate services and is an ideal listing location. It distributes its own range of indices, including Switzerland’s most important blue-chip index SMI®. With the world’s most advanced trading technology X-stream INET, it offers excellent trading conditions.


The Zürcher Kantonalbank is a full-service bank that provides a unique mix of client proximity, competence, and responsibility. The bank maintains an office for start-ups, providing start-up financing, equity financing, and mezzanine capital.