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Websiteswisscom.ch
Twitter@Swisscom
Phone+41 848 800 811
Emailkathy.ramseyer@sw...
Employees4
Founded4/2005
DescriptionVenture Fund

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Swisscom Ventures

Swisscom Ventures is the corporate venturing arm of Swisscom AG - Switzerland’s leading telecom operator. The group was founded in 2005 as a division of Swisscom’s group level activities.

Swisscom Ventures invests in growth companies with emerging business models and technologies of strategic relevance to its core business. As a value-added investor, Swisscom brings its investee companies the technical expertise and strategic insights of an incumbent telecom operator. We act as a bridge to Swisscom’s operational business units, including Swisscom Labs, which portfolio companies can also leverage as a test environment for their products and services.

As such, Swisscom Ventures seeks minority stakes in companies related to the emerging information/ communications/entertainment space. We also invest to spin out internal Swisscom business concepts. We will consider opportunities from any geographic region (although with a general preference for Europe), and prefer companies at early to mid stage in their life cycle.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Amplidata 3/2014Venture Round$11M4
Lemoptix 2/2014Venture Round1
SimpliVity 11/2013Series C$58M6
KeyLemon 9/2013Series A$1.5M2
arviem AG 8/2013Series A€1.7M3
ServiceMesh 7/2013Venture Round1
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. 2/2013Series B$8M6
Amplidata 9/2012Venture Round$6M4
MATRIXX Software 4/2012Venture Round1
Amplidata 2/2012Series C$8M4
Vilant Systems 2/2011Series A€2M1
ASSIA 10/2010Series D$20.8M9
Amplidata 9/2010Venture Round$6M3
Poken 5/2010Series A$1.8M1
Quantenna Communications 2/2010Series D$15M7
SolvAxis 2/2010Venture Round$4.55M3
ASSIA 11/2009Venture Round$10M5
Firecomms 1/2009Venture Round$5M6
Kyte 12/2007Series B$15M5
Diino Systems 7/2007Venture Round€2.3M1
coComment 12/2006Series A$5.6M3
Whisher 4/2006Seed€1.5M1

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    Quantenna (swisscom.ch) [edit]
    Poken (swisscom.ch) [edit]
  1. Amplidata Closes $11M Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. Swisscom Ventures Backs Lemoptix To Put Micro-Projection Tech In Mobile Phones, HUDs And Wearables (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. SimpliVity Raises $58M in Series C Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  4. Is That Really You? Face And Speaker Authentication Startup KeyLemon Raises $1.5M Series A (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. http://www.startupticker.ch/en/news/may-2013/new-partners-customers-and-investors-for-arviem#.UiitnmTfwho [edit]
  6. Citation Needed [add]
  7. Piston Cloud nabs $8M to bolster open source cloud adoption (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  8. Amplidata Receives $6M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  9. MATRIXX Software Receives Equity Investment from Swisscom Ventures (finsmes.com) [edit]
  10. February 29, 2012 : Amplidata closes $8 Million in Series C (storealliance.co.uk) [edit]
  11. Citation Needed [add]
  12. ASSIA SECURES $20.8 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING (assia-inc.com) [edit]
  13. Amplidata Closes $6m Funding Round; Sees Big Future for Unbreakable Storag (pr.com) [edit]
  14. Swisscom invests $1.8 million in ’social business card’ startup Poken (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Quantenna raises $15M to make Wi-Fi faster and more reliable (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  16. EDGAR [edit]
  17. ASSIA takes $10M to manage, speed DSL service (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  18. Firecomms raises $5 million (eetimes.eu) [edit]
  19. Kyte announces funding, new features (scobleizer.com) [edit]
  20. SWISSCOM INVESTS IN DIINO AB (novestra.com) [edit]
  21. coComment wants to monetize online conversations (thedeal.com) [edit]
  22. Citation Needed [add]
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