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Where Entrepreneurs Thrive

“The venture investor must always be on call to advise, to persuade, to dissuade, to encourage, but always to help build.”

GENERAL GEORGE DORIOT, Founder of ARD, the first true VC fund

We are a Swiss-based Venture Capital firm authorized by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA, acting as the portfolio manager of our own funds. We back founders from the very beginning.

We invest in early stage across Europe with a strong focus on Switzerland, followed by Italy and Germany.
We lead rounds and invest with conviction.

 Our latest Fund fosters diversity by investing in mixed gender founding teams building innovative technologies with a positive impact on people and planet.

Our Values

The right partner for ambitious entrepreneurs with bold ideas.

Hands On Approach

We leverage our entrepreneurial expertise. We know what it is like to be in the shoes of the entrepreneur and that allows us to provide unique, hands-on support and know-how.

Relationship First

We always invest in people first and build strong relationships with our portfolio companies based on honesty, support, consistency, and respect. Teamwork and personal relationships are fundamental for growing ideas into successful businesses.

Long term Vision

We are in this business to support entrepreneurs, nurture their vision and help them scale. We invest for the long term since it is never a short journey when you are pioneering new paths.

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Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch

“I have learned that only by failing and continuing trying you can reach your goals. There is never success without hard work.”

Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch

Founding General Partner – Privilège Ventures

Our Exits


Software – EXIT 2021


Marketplace – Exit 2021


Medtech – EXIT 2022

Lucian Wagner

“Both Jacqueline and I are entrepreneurs. We lived the struggles of the founders that we fund. We can truly make a difference at the seed stage, beyond the monetary contribution.”

Lucian Wagner

Founding General Partner – Privilège Ventures

Privilège Student Ventures

“Educating students and empowering startups.”

Privilège Student Ventures is a non-profit organization, launched by Privilège Ventures and supported by several entrepreneurs and companies, with the goal of educating students and, in so doing, helping shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and investors. A select group of students will be able to learn from venture capitalist investors, entrepreneurs and experts on how to select and evaluate startups, and support their launch in the local ecosystems through small investment tickets.

We are members of

USI Startup Center

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