The boss of the first Swiss fintech incubator resigns. There, not only financial technology is now being promoted.
Sal Matteis, the CEO of the Geneva startup forge merger, retires at the end of March. As finews.ch has learned, this step is done on a personal basis and in consultation with the Board of Directors. The bustling Matteis had led the Fintech hatchery since the fall of 2016.
“Swiss Fintech Factory”
At the beginning of 2015, Fusion opened the doors in the Rhone city as the “Swiss Fintech Factory”, making it the first company of its kind in Switzerland. The organizers were able to count on the support of the established financial industry – the partners include the banking IT supplier Temenos, the venture capital provider Polytech Ventures, the bank BNP Paribas and the Credit Suisse subsidiary Swisscard.
Under the aegis of Matteis, Fusion 2017 diversified the offer; Since then, start-ups from the areas of Proptech, Lifetech and sustainability have also been “accelerated” there.