Increasing the number of female founders in the high-tech startup scene is a constant preoccupation and objective. The celebration of international women’s day is an opportunity to share some numbers on female entrepreneurship in the Swiss startup ecosystem that show the trend is moving upwards, as well as illustrating it with a selection of outstanding women entrepreneurs.
The startup and innovation ecosystem has offered what more and more highly qualified people are looking for: self-determination, meaningful work, steep learning curves, and crazy adventures. “Sharing gender diversity data for the different startup programs Venturelab operates is one way to contribute to the discussions on gender and high-tech entrepreneurship,” said Jordi Montserrat, co-founder and managing partner of Venturelab. “These numbers do not represent an exhaustive study,but provide interesting insights and hopefully motivate more women to embrace this career.”
Venturelab discovered through its own data 309 entrepreneurial women in leading roles at Swiss startups. To illustrate the rise of women entrepreneurs, Venturelab selected 61 top female entrepreneurs to watch and Fintechnews picked out of this 61 the seven Fintech Women to Watch in 2020.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Top 61 Female Entrepreneurs in Switzerland to Watch
The 7 Swiss Fintech Women out of the list
Sandra Tobler – CEO of Futurae Technologies
Providing a strong two-factor authentication (2FA) suite that offers a high level of security to businesses and individuals to protect their accounts and sensitive user data, while at the same time improving the customer experience.
Fatma Belbahi – CFO of LEND – Switzerland AG
Cutting out any middlemen and pass the cost-benefit to both parties involved. They fund private loans, business loans and 2nd lien mortgages.
Yoko Spirig – Co-Founder and CPO of Ledgy
Developing error-free cap table to manage ESOPs and rounds making financing rounds a success and engaging investors and employees.
Stephanie Feigt – CEO and Co-Founder of 3rd-eyes analytics
Providing automated wealth planning and goal-based investing software.
Ravina Mutha – Co-Founder of Enterprise Bot
Creating AI powered chatbots to automate customer interactions and provide enterprises with a readily accessible digital agent that improves customer experience and reduces operational costs by up to 40%.
Ludmila Vodovozova – former CFO of Pexapark
Helping renewable asset investors succeed in the new, non-subsidized energy markets.
Penny Schiffer – Founder of Raized.AI
Making venture investors more successful with data.