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About

WE ARE OCCIDENT

OUR INVESTMENTS IN INNOVATION AND PROGRESS WILL SUSTAINABLY IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF TOMORROW’S LIFE.

We are an international venture capital investor with offices in Zug and Munich, are owner-managed and invest our own wealth. We seek to make a positive contribution to society through sustainable, meaningful investments.

As a partner for start-ups, we offer strong financial backing, a long-term outlook and wide-ranging areas of expertise. Our investment decisions are driven by a strong orientation towards the future. Following our guiding principle that „tomorrow happens today”, we invest in start-ups in the present that will generate added value for tomorrow’s society.

OUR HISTORY
  • Early 1990s: Foundation of a life insurance brokerage in Eastern Europe by Siegbert Schützenhöfer.
  • 2006: Exit of the Eastern European sales companies and continuation as an insurance broker in Russia and Kazakhstan.
  • 2012: Transfer of company management to the next generation with an increasingly sharp concentration on company participations and venture capital investments in Switzerland.
  • 2014: Investment strategy streamlined to focus on deep tech investments in the life sciences and digital fields.
  • 2016: First venture capital investment in Germany.
  • 2019: Opening of the second OCCIDENT site in Munich.

WE LOOK FOR

  • Innovative deep tech start-ups from the life sciences, digital and high-tech sectors.
  • Highly motivated founders who want to reach ambitious goals and change the future.
  • Excellent technologies with broad application possibilities and the potential for further development.
  • Plausible business models for sustainable value generation.

WE PROVIDE

  • Initial financing in return for a minority stake from the seed stage onwards or later (from EUR 500,000).
  • Follow-up financing in the event of convincing results and confidence in the founder team.
  • Geographical focus on Germany and Switzerland.
  • Versatile support for portfolio companies with a competent team of experts and our own experience as entrepreneurs.

OUR VALUES

OUR SUCCESS AS AN INVESTOR IS BASED ON OUR VALUES.

  • Innovation: We invest in ventures that transform cutting-edge scientific findings into real-life applications.
  • Meaningfulness: We invest in technologies that provide significant solutions for the challenges facing society.
  • Expertise: Our work is characterized by in-depth understanding of the technologies and portfolio companies.
  • Partnership: Transparent communication and mutual trust form the basis for cooperation with our portfolio companies and co-investors.
  • Integrity: Our investment decisions are based on our values and our sense of responsibility for society.

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