Swiss-Italian investment advisory start-up launches globally

U-Start, the Swiss-based tech investment advisory firm, has announced its global launch, focussing on emerging markets.

With an estimated €3.8bn under management from 132 global investors – consisting of family offices, high-net-worth individuals, VCs, Corporate Ventures and angels – the boutique consultancy believes the emerging markets house an untapped and undervalued resource of entrepreneurial talent.

Born in Milan and now headquartered in Lugano its rapid expansion strategy has launched offices in Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Chile, Turkey and Mexico in 2014.

U-Start’s global service offer consists of an international consultancy service and an online platform.

The online platform enables start-ups – all pre-selected by the U-Start team- to house and profile their business credentials, plans and projections. Serving as a tech and digitally weighted portfolio of investment ready opportunities, the platform operates on a subscription model, available to both investors and start-ups.

Stefano Guidotti, CEO of U-Start, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce our global launch. We have been very busy behind the scenes in the last couple of years, building a significant network of international investors and global tech start-ups.

“We have already secured investment for some of the best early stage businesses in the tech’ and digital arenas, and are committed to championing the phenomenal calibre of entrepreneurial prowess that exists worldwide, with a particular focus on talents in some of the fastest growing economies worldwide”.

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