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Corporate Ventures

Together with our Group companies, we create added value and develop sustainable living spaces. We want to be at the forefront of technology and actively shape the digital transformation of the real estate sector. We therefore work together with highly motivated start-ups and creative entrepreneurs. Together, we are intensifying our innovation processes and are driving forward pioneering technologies and business models.

Our areas of interest

We are interested in innovative concepts, scalable business models and technological solutions, with a primary focus on the B2B sector. In collaboration with start-ups, in the following areas we want to:

  • Develop business-relevant ecosystems

  • Optimise our range of services and align them to the constantly changing needs of our customers

  • Enter pioneering markets

  • Launch new products and services

Our contribution

We offer start-ups direct access to the real estate sector and the real estate environment. We act as a sparring partner and contribute technical skills, financial resources as well as a wide-reaching network. We provide start-ups with the opportunity to test their concepts, ideas and technologies in a varied environment and develop them further together with our experts. They also benefit from our group-wide ecosystem, which guarantees optimal access to the market and customers.

What the founders say

«Swiss Prime Site enables us to do THE single most important thing for every startups: To evaluate our product with real customers», Susanne Dröscher, founder & Co-CEO CARU AG.

«Swiss Prime Site has provided us with invaluable support, feedback, and expertise, allowing us to design and build a centralized asset, leasing, and marketing management platform for them and their Group companies. Our partnership lays the ground for a new, transformational way to manage real estate assets», Julian Vogel, Co-Founder TOWER 360.

«To us, Swiss Prime Site is a real partner, supporting and advising us both in terms of business and management, which is virtually priceless for successfully and organically scaling up», Manu Lubrano, CEO Involi.

Our approach to collaboration

Each year, we look at several hundred submissions from start-ups from all over the world. These must have a relevant connection to our core Real Estate business or to our real estate-related group companies, and offer strategic added value to our business model. Building and expanding a long-term, constructive business relationship is of primary importance to us, as it allows both parties to develop sustainably, paving the way to stable competitive advantages. We provide the following forms of investments and collaborations:

  • «Validation & Financing Partner»: developing «Proof of Concepts», focusing on Problem-Solution Fit and Product-Market Fit, and examining potential project financing

  • «Growth Partner»: joint market launch or scaling

  • «Strategic Investor»: corporate venturing

  • Development of prototypes and offers

Accelerator Workshops

We regularly hold accelerator workshops which cover a variety of different topics and issues. As part of these workshops, we offer start-ups the opportunity to present concrete use cases to our management team. In doing so, we accelerate our own internal innovation processes and intensify the search for new business models.

13. October 2020 - 14. October 2020

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Our network

As a member of a variety of networks and through our partnerships, we are committed to exchanging knowledge and experience in the Swiss start-up landscape. Our partners:

Real Estate Innovation NetworkSwissproptechSTART SummitStartup DaysUniversität St. Gallenventurelab

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