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[mar|kɑːʊ] noun, Romansh (from lat. ‘mercatum’)

1. market, 2. trade

Where entrepreneurial investors meet founders


Marcau Partners is an investment advisory boutique offering «Venture Capital as a Service» to entrepreneurial investors. We connect investors with inspiring startup founders and help navigate in the vibrant European innovation ecosystem.


Carefully selected investments for our clients

EXIT 2020
EXIT 2017
EXIT 2019
IPO 2021


Top insights into our industry

Thoughts on the Swiss startup & tech ecosystem flywheel

From a macro perspective, Switzerland has great prerequisites for a flourishing startup and tech ecosystem: It has been the most innovative country many years in a row according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2020 of the World Intellectual Property Organization, scores third in the World Happiness Report[...]
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3 June 2021
Welcome to the Lightbird family @Emitwise🌱! As companies face increasing pressure to accurately measure and minimiz…

Why we invested in Emitwise

In 2020, global disasters intensified by climate change produced USD 210 billion of losses, 26.5% more compared to 2019. This dramatically shows that the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is critical both to our planet and the human civilization. The path to net zero however[...]
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30 April 2021
Do you have a passion for #tech and #innovation? Are you entrepreneurially minded and like to work with a variety o…
21 April 2021
Swiss insurance company la Mobilière is strengthening its position as a startup investor and has founded Lightbird Ventures AG. La Mobilière assigns Marcau Partners with the mandate as exclusive investment manager of Lightbird Ventures. Marcau Partners supports companies in establishing and operating their own venture capital units (“VC[...]
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20 April 2021
Wie füttert man sein Baby am besten? Um diese Frage tobt ein Rechtsstreit zwischen Marktführer Hipp und dem Start-up Yamo. Er gibt einen Einblick in einen Markt, in dem vor allem Vertrauen zählt. Start-ups werden vor allem für ihre Fähigkeit zur Disruption geschätzt. Das bedeutet: Sie stellen infrage,[...]
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