Apart from being a smart businessman, Mike Baur has always had a penchant for giving startups the opportunity to thrive through strategic investments. But after doing so for a while, he figured that he needed to start his startup factory so that it can be much more effective doing what he did best – invest in startups.
Before embarking on that, Mr. Baur has been in the banking industry for over two decades, which has made him brilliant when it comes to seeing potential in up and coming businesses. Once he spotted the potential in a startup area of business, he and a few of his brilliant, like-minded friends joined forces to start the Swiss Startup Factory. And needless to say, the rest was history.
His co-founders are Oliver Walzer and Max Meister, who put their funds together to start the Swiss Startup Factory back in 2014. Three years later, things are looking up for the company since it has overcome its fair share of milestones and things are looking up for them.
In early 2016, Mr. Baur and his brilliant and committed team lead their company, the Swiss Startup Factory through an accelerator program with the Goldback Group. It also made a point of partnering with the Fintech Fusion in February on that same year. And due to his hard work and dedication, wall street journal profiled his work on both startup investments as well as Swiss banking and general entrepreneurship.
Apart from being a brilliant businessman and entrepreneur, Mike Baur also holds public speaking forums in a bid to reach out as many people as possible. There are a lot of young people who want to follow in his footsteps and get to know how he got to where he is at the moment. One notable speech he gave was on the world web forum where he was one of the esteemed speakers.
Mike Baur also gave another notably moving speech at the start summit. And besides being a jack of all trades, Mr. Baur hasn’t slacked in his initial quest, and he has been doing such a good job ensuring that his commitment in funding startups all over the Swiss digital front is still intact.
When asked why he chose to try a hand in other investment fields other than banking, Mike Baur said that “its just no fun being a Swiss banker anymore,” just showing that the business acumen has a sense of humor.