We are a privately owned firm investing in seed and early stage companies. Our geographical focus is Switzerland and the rest of Europe. We believe in creating value for our clients over the long term and we work on building relationships that will endure over time and will continue with the new generations.


Privilège Management was founded in 2011 by Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch. Soon after the company started to invest in venture capital and in mid-2016 launched its first venture capital fund. That same year, the Zurich office was opened. Since then a total of 25 investments have been made.
Lucian Wagner joined the firm to become General Partner together with Jacqueline. They jointly manage the newly launched second fund which is currently still open to new investors.

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It is a pleasure to work with Jacqueline and her team at Privilège Management! They are fast, transparent, and very supportive of both our business and our team. They try to understand not only our business model, but also the various challenges faced by entrepreneurs. Over the years, Privilège made every effort to help us with business introductions and fundraising needs. As a result, we have developed a very warm and cooperative relationship through our interactions. The team at Privilège is interesting and very approachable, we are very proud to have them as an early investor in ScanTrust!

Jennifer Wu, ScanTrust SA


Jacqueline Ruedin Rüsch
Jacqueline Ruedin RüschGeneral Partner
Lucian Wagner
Lucian WagnerGeneral Partner
Alessandra Busnardo
Alessandra BusnardoInvestment Team
Filippo Schimenti
Filippo SchimentiInvestment Team


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.

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

Beyond the financing itself, Privilège has added a lot of value to Ava. Few investors know both the Swiss and the US startup ecosystems as well as Privilège. The resulting advice how a Swiss tech company can achieve fast growth in the US has been invaluable for us

Pascal Koenig, AVA AG

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 the early investors in Snowcookie. 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, Snowcookie

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