Investors

So your company grows successfully

Equity for the start-up and growth phase, loan capital as soon as you’re profitable. Depending on what phase your company is in, you’ll need to rely on different investors. Get an overview.

What types of investor are out there?

The primary sources of funding in the development and growth phase are savings, private resources, subsidies and prize money and financing models in partnership with private investors. The doors to borrowing only open once your profitable.

Development phases

Development phases

Forms of financing

Forms of financing

Development phases

Development

Forms of financing

  • Private money (e.g., savings)
  • Business angels (private investors)e Investoren)

Development phases

Commercialization

Forms of financing

  • Credit card
  • Business angels (private investors)
  • Sureties (e.g., technology funds)

Development phases

Wachstum

Forms of financing

Development phases

Reife

Forms of financing

The term equity denotes funds contributed to a company by one or more owners or investors. It means you share in the company’s profits but are also committed to suffering any losses incurred.

Equity can be your own savings, money from family, friends or investors, advances against an inheritance or from cashing in a retirement fund early.

However, we’d recommend you don’t use all your retirement savings as seed capital when you start a business. Starting your own business is always high risk and if things don’t work out you could end up with a big hole in your pension fund.

Business angels are wealthy individuals who provide start-ups with capital as well as contributing their knowledge and valuable networks. This in turn can open the door to further capital. Business angels often support businesses during the development phase and then sell their investment after the first successful surge in growth.

SEF4KMU is the growth program launched by UBS and the Swiss Economic Forum for selected SMEs. Apply for a review of your company and have your strategy and business model examined by experts.

The UBS Private Investor Circle is a network that brings together investors with Swiss companies searching for capital. We act as an broker between potential investors with a strong entrepreneurial outlook and innovative companies that are already successfully established in terms of structure and revenue.

Your benefits – from starting your company to planning succession

  • Proactive support when setting up your company
  • Expert succession planning from A to Z
  • Presentation of occupational pension solutions for you and your employees

Our experts are here for you – we look forward to seeing you.