Mike Baur is a Swiss accomplished businessman and entrepreneur. He has a vast wealth of experience in his field; having worked in the industry for over two decades. Mike Baur is the co-founder of the Swiss Startup Factory which he serves as the managing partner. In this capacity, he is handed the responsibility of managing the fundraising and financial rounds. Mike Baur began his career in this industry working for UBS and later Clariden Leu. At Clariden Leu, he rose to the top management and claimed his place among the top Swiss private banks. He quit in 2014 to start investing in startup companies alongside Max Meister and Oliver Walzer.
Mike Baur has impeccably honed his skills in his field. He lives up to the Swiss Startup Factory mantra ‘Innovation meeting execution’. His current success with Swiss Startup Factory may be attributed to his competence in the field of banking and entrepreneurship. With his profound connections in the Swiss banking industry, he uses his banking platform to influence the Swiss Startup ecosystem positively.
Mike is also a renowned passionate speaker. He speaks at universities, small and mid-sized corporates with the objective of giving back the knowledge he has gathered. He is also keen on helping fellow entrepreneurs to accelerate startup ideas and come up with new digital companies.
Mike has also outstandingly handled roles apart from his managing partner role at Swiss Startup Factory. After CTI partnered with Swiss Startup Factory Baur was appointed as the deputy managing director. Under his leadership, Swiss Startup has also gained partnership with the Finetech Fusion in 2006. Mike Baur’s career has also been profiled in the Wall Street Journal focusing on his earlier days, his entrepreneurial and startup related endeavours.
As an all rounded man, Mike Baur is also very passionate about sports. He is a big supporter of his hometown’s hockey team; Fribourg Gottern. He also actively follows the Swiss Tennis Professionals as well as the ATP tour. Mike Baur feels that there is a close relationship between professional athletes and startup entrepreneurs.
Mike is one of the most successful individuals in his industry across Switzerland. This success can be directly related to his relentlessness, creativity and unmatched innovativeness