Spicehaus Partners

We combine entrepreneurship with institutional investment experience

Institutional background

We have a strong background in the institutional world with more than 25 years of combined experience in private equity and investment banking (Partners Group, BNP Paribas). We have a deep corporate network and know how to efficiently and effectively use it .

Entrepreneurial experience

As founders and entrepreneurs, we know what it takes to build a company from scratch. Teddy was part of the team building up the fintech startup CreditGate24, which is today the largest Swiss peer-to-peer lending platform. Daniel has co-founded and built-up dakuro, an independent trading company for personal safety equipment that caters to the largest Swiss distributors.

VC investment expertise

Since 2012, we have invested in 18 startups and were part of some of Switzerland’s most successful exits including MOVU (acquired by Baloise) and Bexio (acquired by Mobiliar). We have seen hundreds of pitchbooks and met hundreds of founders and entrepreneurs. In early stage investing, the team is key for success. Our experience allows us to identify the best teams and help them to grow.

Strong experience with startup investments

Teddy Amberg

Teddy has over fourteen years of experience in private equity and venture capital. He spent eight years in the private equity industry at Partners Group. For two years, he built up the leading Swiss P2P lending platform CreditGate24 as partner and Chief Business Development Officer. He is a lecturer for private equity and fintech and a private equity book author. Teddy was selected to be a member of the Swiss National Startup Team in Fintech by Venturelab in 2017.

Teddy holds an M.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Zurich.

Daniel Andres

Daniel Andres

Daniel has over fourteen years of experience in corporate & institutional banking, as an entrepreneur and investor. He worked in Zurich, Geneva and London and was the Head Global Markets Sales for Switzerland at BNP Paribas. In 2014, he successfully co-launched dakuro GmbH, a Swiss SME focusing on health and safety equipment. For more than seven years, he has been an active venture capital investor in various startups, mainly in the technology sector.

Daniel holds an M.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Heidi Kunz

Heidi Kunz

Heidi has over twenty years of experience in corporate finance and banking. She spent more than ten years with UBS Investment Bank in Zurich and London and was a senior member of the bank’s corporate finance / equity capital markets team. She spent five years in private banking with UBS and Credit Suisse in Switzerland. For the last three years, she was an independent corporate finance and private equity consultant for AquilaDirekt, focusing on venture capital financing and advisory of young Swiss technology companies.

Heidi holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Zurich. 

Advisory board

Jörg Ackermann

Jörg Ackermann

  • CEO of Fischer Spindle Switzerland
  • Former plant manager at ETA - Swatch Group
  • EMBA, Dipl. Ing.

Dr. Thomas Billeter

Thomas Billeter

  • Investor
  • 20 years experience as executive and strategy consultant (incl. McK)
  • Dipl.Ing. ETH, Dr. oec.

Sinikka Demaré, CFA

Sinikka Demaré

  • Investor
  • 19 years at Dow Chemical
  • Strategic Advisor to institutional investors and their asset managers
  • M.Sc. in Economics

S. Manoj Harasgama

Manoj Harasgama

  • Serial entrepreneur in Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich
  • Successful exits to media company, VC, corporate buyer
  • M.A. HSG, CEMS M.Sc.

Dr. Patrick Mollet

Patrick Mollet

  • Serial entrepreneur & politician with successful exits
  • Specialist in HR, recruiting & new work
  • Dr. rer. pol.

Désirée Müller

Désirée Müller

  •  CEO at Crypto Consulting AG and SwissRexAG
  • Previously fund manager at GAM and Credit Suisse
  • M.A. HSG

Ronald Zemp

Ronald Zemp

  • Serial entrepreneur with several successful exits
  • Investor
  • M.A. HSG, MBA Nanyang, Certified Bitcoin Professional