We are a venture capital firm founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We are strong believers in team work and we partner with companies founded by enthusiastic, visionary and passionate entrepreneurs who believe they can change the world. We are in this business to support them, 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.


Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch
Jacqueline Ruedin RüschFounding General Partner
Lucian Wagner
Lucian WagnerFounding General Partner
Alessandro Ragni
Alessandro RagniAssociate
Cesare Pezzini
Cesare PezziniAssociate
Salvatore Lista
Salvatore ListaInvestor Relations
Cecilia Orlando
Cecilia OrlandoOperations / Investor Relations
Greta Lazzarini
Greta LazzariniMarketing / Communications
Mershad Javan
Mershad JavanEntrepreneur in Residence


We have carefully selected some well-known entrepreneurs to participate in our program. They will be able to deploy a certain amount of money to invest in pre-seed companies within their network and usually in their sector of expertise. By joining our program they will be able to mentor and support new CEOs by sharing their experience.

Lea Von Bidder
Lea Von BidderCEO Scout
Emile de Rijk
Emile de RijkCEO Scout
Pascal Koenig
Pascal KoenigCEO Scout
Felix Holzner
Felix HolznerCEO Scout


The right people on a board can be a treasure trove of insights. We are glad of the expertise and knowledge our advisory board members bring to our activity. Their complementary expertise, different perspective and geography enriches our vision and increase our competence.

Sonia Deho’
Sonia Deho’ Advisory Board
Philip Bodmer
Philip Bodmer Advisory Board
Claudia Zeisberger
Claudia Zeisberger Advisory Board

We build hardware and more specifically, alpine wearables. Despite the higher perceived risk for hardware startups, Jacqueline and her team weren’t afraid to step in. We’ve been working with Privilège Ventures for the past two years; they are one of our early investors. Initial due diligence was comprehensive, and that homework proved to be a great asset when we engaged later investors. Both Jacqueline and Lucian take a very hands-on approach and are actively interested on what’s going on with the startup. I can’t recommend them enough when you’re raising your early investments.

Martin Kawalski, SKEO
LEILA Fertility Carolina

Privilége’s scout program offers a new and innovative approach on how the venture ecosystem should work – they trust their founders to grow new founders. We are extremely grateful to have Lea von Bidder as our angel on board, while being pro-actively backed by Jacqueline and her great team!

Caroline Mitterdorfer, LEVY

During our fundraising journey, I have met with numerous investors and VCs and Privilège, namely Jacqueline, has been one of the most helpful people. She is always willing to sit down and chat with me about my business and offers great insights and advice for the road ahead. I highly recommend them for early/seed/series A.

Matthieu Jost, Misterb&b