SAMBA Investment Club: Venture Capital

The Swiss Association of MBAs launches its first venture capital event for SAMBA Investment Club together with premium partner investerie. The purpose of SAMBA Investment Club is to nurture a meaningful connection among potential investors from the SAMBA Community and to present high quality and sustainable investment opportunities. 

investiere is a digital platform that allows private and institutional investors easy access to European startup investment opportunities and screening services. It grants smart business angels an access to the most competitive VC deals. Their highly experienced team screens thousands of startups, and select the most promosing companies, making it easier for those who would want to invest in these companies alongside professional startup investors.


Today, we have two interesting companies who will be presenting.

Pitch 1: Mr. Raffael Maio, Founder and COO of NetGuardians

NetGuardians is an award winning Swiss FinTech. Established in 2007, their solution has helped over 60 Tier 1 to Tier 3 banks worldwide to fight financial crime. NetGuardians developed the smarter artificial intelligence solution made for banks to proactively prevent fraud. They were recognized as Gartner Cool Vendor in 2015 and Chartis RiskTech 100 Vendor in 2018 and in 2019.


Pitch 2: Aurelien G. Demaurex, CEO & co-founder at ecoRobotix

ecoRobotix produces a solar-powered robot that drastically reduces the amount of pesticides needed in crop farming. In 2018, ecoRobotix raised CHF 10.6 million through Series A funding from investors. The company has been awarded the Scale-Up Vaud label which supports fast-growing technology companies in the Vaud region. It is supported by the Swiss Climate Foundation and received the “Umweltpreis der Wirtschaft” (Environmental Economy Award) at the end of 2018. Since July 2019, ecoRobotix has been a “B Corp” certified company.



MoneyPark is the leading independent mortgage specialist in Switzerland. MoneyPark offers mortgage and pension solutions from more than 100 partners. Dr. Stefan A. Heitmann, Founder & CEO of MoneyPark will share his experience on " How to build and sell a successful startup?" moderated by Mr. Alexander Stoeckel, Director Venture Capital, Philip Morris International. 


Welcome and Introduction

megha shrestha Founder and COO, NetGuardians
Alexander Stoeckel Director Venture Capital, Philip Morris International
Steffen Wagner Co-founder, CEO of investiere | Verve Capital Partners AG
Marc Andre Schauwecker CEO & co-founder at ecoRobotix SA
Dr. Stefan A. Heitmann CEO & Founder, MoneyPark AG
Marc Andre Schauwecker President SAMBA
Gabriel Marquardt Investiere, Investor Relation Manager

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  • investierie

  • eTrain

  • MoneyPark

    Welcome to the first Venture capital event for SAMBA Investment Club together with premium partner investerie. We will be going live at 18:00 CEST, 18 November 2020 from Zurich. Please keep in touch with us throughout the event by using the "ask questions to the host/moderator” button. Our technical team is there to help you through any technical problems or questions. Please use the technical assistance chat box (at the bottom) for your queries.



  • Where can I register for the event?

    You can register for the event at https://www.swissmbas.com/event/details/launch-of-samba-investment-club-venture-capital-with-investiere

    If you are a SAMBA Member or already have a SAMBA account, login to your SAMBA account and book the event. If you are a guest, please click on “Register as Guest”. 


    Once you have registered on the SAMBA website (www.swissmbas.com), check your email to get a link to the event page. You will need to create an account on the eTrain platform. Please use a correct e-mail address, as this will be used to send important messages from eTrain and other participants. On the day of the event you can simply click on this link to go to the event page and click on the "Join conference" button. 


  • Will I have to fill up my details also on the eTrain platform?

    eTrain will automatically import all filled in data from the SAMBA website. However, you can update your profile by clicking on the “Profile Settings” button on the User Profile Menu.


  • What data can the other users view?

    Other users will see your name, current position and company name. They will also be able to see your interests and goals for networking.

  • Networking

  • How can I network with other participants?

    Click on the " Participants" button. You can scroll through all the participants to see who is participating. Click to view their profile.  Send them an email or check their LinkedIn profiles if they have this option enabled. 


    When you are on the conference page after clicking the "Join the conference" button, you can check the participant profile and also set up a meeting with other participants.

    1. If you want to set up a meeting with another participant, click on

    2. Click on the preferred date and time on the calendar

    3. Enter details and send a meeting request

    4. An email will be sent to the participant and s/he can accept or reject or propose a different meeting time. 

    5. Once they have responded, you will get an email with the confirmation and a meeting link.

    6. Click on the link for audio/ video call. 


  • How do I know that someone has asked for a meeting with me?

    1.      You will get an email from eTrain in the same email you have entered on the eTrain platform. Make sure to provide a valid email address that you use.

    2.      You can check in “My profile” under “Appointment Request”


    💡 Make sure that you fill your profile details, profile picture and networking questions in detail to make your profile more interesting.

  • How can I make the LinkedIn button appear in my profile?

    Go to “My Profile”, Profile setting and under general settings menu, you can enter your LinkedIn link. Make sure to save the changes.

  • Agendas

  • Where can I check the agenda of the event?

    You can check the agenda of the event by clicking the “Agenda” button. Click on specific topics of your interest  to add to your calendar. A reminder will be sent to you for the chosen topics if you have synced your calendar on eTrain. You can select to see the agenda of the whole event or just choose “My Agendas” to see only those events that you have selected.

  • Custom Calendar Function

  • How can I sync my calendar on eTrain?

    If you have skipped the sync calendar step during profile building, see below:

    1. Go to “My Profile”, click “Calendar Settings”

    2. Choose the calendar of your choice to sync. 


    💡 Make sure you sync all calendars you use for eTrain to optimally show your real availability. This will help you plan meetings better. 

  • What will the data from my calendar be used for?

    eTrain guarantees that the details from your calendar will only be used to project your “availability”. The calendar function only looks for free unallotted time so that other users can see when you are available for a meeting to propose a meeting time.

  • What information will be shown to other users on my calendar?

    Other users will only be able to see “unavailable” when they check your calendar if you have other meetings or events. They won’t be able to see what is written in your calendar. 

  • Why is my calendar empty?

    You need to sync your calendar on eTrain for it to display events in your calendar. Please check your “Calendar Settings” and sync it again to ensure that it is properly synced.

  • Asking Questions to the Host

  • How can I ask questions to the moderator?

    Click on the “Ask question to the moderator” widget on the bottom left. Select the host/moderator of your choice and enter your questions. Make sure you check that the question goes to the right moderator of the respective panels.

  • How do I know about who is the moderator for which panel?

    Click on the “Panels” tab inside the “Overview” menu. You can check details of all panels and their respective panelists and moderators.

  • Will my question be seen by all participants?

    No, your question will only be sent privately to the moderator that you have chosen. S/he can see your profile.


Please login to your eTrain account to view the list of participants.


  • 18:00 - 18:10, 18 Nov 2020
    Welcome and Opening Speech

    Marc Andrè Schauwecker, President, SAMBA

  • 18:10 - 18:25, 18 Nov 2020
    How to invest in startups

    Gabriel Marquardt, Investor Relations, investiere

  • 18:25 - 18:47, 18 Nov 2020
    Startup Pitch: 1

    Raffael Maio, Founder and COO of NetGuardians

  • 18:47 - 19:10, 18 Nov 2020
    Startup Pitch 2

    Aurélien G. Demaurex, CEO & co-founder of ecoRobotix

  • 19:05 - 19:12, 18 Nov 2020
    Investment Discussion with the expert

    Mr. Steffen Wagner, Co-founder, CEO of investiere | Verve Capital Partners AG

  • 19:21 - 19:40, 18 Nov 2020
    Fireside chat with Dr. Stefan A. Heitmann, Founder & CEO, MoneyPark AG

    Moderated by: Alexander Stoeckel, Director Venture Capital

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  • Organizer: SAMBA
  • Start Date: 18 Nov 2020 17:45
  • End Date: 18 Nov 2020 19:25
  • Location: Online
  • Phone: + 0041792751731
  • Email: info@swissmbas.com


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