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Founded in 2012, U-Start is a Lugano, Switzerland-based digital start-ups-focused funding platform. The firm facilitates venture capital investments for a wide array of private investors, family offices, high-net-worth individuals and business angels. U-Start also supports its clients in both the due diligence phase and the post-investment monitoring and reporting of their portfolio companies. The firm particularly focuses on media, travel, consumer web, software-as-a-service, finance technology and mobile industries within the digital and consumer technology sectors.

Year Founded
Service Provider Type
Funding/Crowdfunding Platform
Primary Office
  • Piazzetta San Carlo 2
  • 6900 Lugano
  • Switzerland

+41 079 000 00 00

U-Start Services to Companies

Service on a Deal (11)

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U-Start Team (16)

Name Title Deals Office Contact
Andrea Colombo Founding Partner 0 Lugano, Switzerland
Daniele Testa Partner Lugano, Switzerland
Marco Valta Partner 0 Lugano, Switzerland
Vittorio Mauri Partner Lugano, Switzerland
Gaia Zoccoli Marketing Specialist Lugano, Switzerland

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