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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


Top insights into our industry

19 April 2022
It’s time for climate action! This week, we’re joining forces with 400 leading digital companies to protect the pl…
12 April 2022
A few weeks ago, we announced our lead investment in Mistho, alongside Flash Ventures, @FinVentureCap,…

Our journey towards more financial inclusion with mistho

At Lightbird we have long been convinced that payroll will be the next big thing, the next frontier, for open finance and fintech in general. And when we first met Max, we knew that we finally found someone who, like us, was obsessed with this topic. The information contained[...]
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Finance 2.0: A Conversation with CFOs on their Relationship to Tech (II/II)

Following up on our previous piece, this second article draws closer on CFOs’ relationship to tech. Read on to find out more about the digital adoption in finance, key buying criteria and what we consider as key success factors for players in the CFO tech stack space. 📈 The[...]
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3 August 2021
The move provides Chairish with a more competitive global shipping network, among other marketplace perks Despite the uncertainty of the pandemic’s early days, what at first may have seemed like a dire moment for the design industry, ended up ushering in quite the boom for vintage marketplaces—a trend accelerated[...]
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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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