How Mike Baur uses his banking expertise to launch new startups

It comes as no surprise that someone with as much experience as Mike Baur would end up being such a perfect fit for the entrepreneurial world. After running his business degree he quickly moved on to a career in banking quickly becoming an expert. In 1991 he became an apprentice at the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). Throughout the 90s he worked for UBS banking and quickly rose through the ranks. Is hiring manager was impressed by his progress, outlining a career path at UBS that would be enviable to most. This simply was not enough for Mike Baur, eventually went on to start his own firm Swiss Startup Factory.

 

What Mike Baur quickly realizes that he could have so much more impact on the World by sharing his knowledge rather than working for a single company. It is for this reason he started Swiss Startup Factory in 2014 and has seen success thereafter. Founded with the mission to “Inspire & enable people to build sustainable companies and unleash entrepreneurial potential” the company has assessed and consulted with more than 2000 new startup businesses in just a few years they’ve been operating.

 

Success comes from a twofold process. Not only does Mike Baur’s company make money by consulting and supporting fledgling business, but they also gain insight into what market trends. In addition to this they are able to use these consulting jobs as a means to vet and consider new targets for investment. The combination consulting and capital has made the company a great success. They are able to filter through businesses with potential all while being paid to do it.

 

This tactical advantage has helped the company grow far beyond the capabilities of just Mike Baur himself. The cabin now partners with over 50 different direct employees, members of the advisory board, as well as mentorship partners from all industries, both native to Switzerland and abroad. Altogether Swiss Startup Factory has become the number one privately-financed business accelerator in all of Switzerland. What’s even more notable is how quickly these results were achieved. All of these shared results have come over just four years, and there is no sign of a company slowing down anytime soon.

 

We can’t be entirely sure just what is next for the Mike Baur and Swiss Startup Factory. There are surely more companies to partner with and even more opportunities for the company to expand outside of Switzerland. It will be interesting to see just what Mike Baur has in store for us next.

 

Malcolm CasSelle Sees Physical Trading As Important To The Future Of WAX

Much has been made of the Online benefits of the Worldwide Asset eXchange, often referred to as WAX which has been striving to develop a brighter future for the markets established for the use of video game players. Under the leadership of company President, Malcolm CasSelle the future of WAX now looks to be tied to the theory of fractionalizing physical objects for sale and trading across the platform; the trading and purchase of physical items is theorized by CasSelle to make the entire platform safer from hackers who cannot conduct their nefarious works in the physical world.

 

Malcolm CasSelle believes the security of WAX will only be secured through the use of sophisticated software but also by developing small trading groups known as guilds which will work together to make sure every attempt is made to keep the reputation of a guild safe and secure. Ownership and the consistent trading of different items are seen as key to protecting WAX from hackers and criminal groups who are always looking to take advantage of Online Marketplaces. Any issues over proof of ownership will be reported through the WAX business model and damage the value and reputation of each guild meaning the cost of hacking outweighs the benefits for any criminal group.

 

The career of Malcolm CasSelle has seen the MIT and Stanford graduate become one of the most impressive executives and investors in the Online sector. A computer science graduate, Malcolm CasSelle understands the intricacies of the latest technology and has the ability to identify investment opportunities which can provide success for the future of both CasSelle himself and the groups he is working with at any point.

 

Early in his career, Malcolm CasSelle made his mark as an investor with some of the leading technology brands of the 21st-century. Focusing much of his investment work on Internet-based companies, CasSelle invested in Facebook, Zynga, and a number of technology startups. Perhaps the biggest splash made by Malcolm CasSelle on the technology industry was his co-founding of the Hong Kong-based PCCW company which has recently been valued at $35 billion.

Mike Baur of Swiss Startup Factory

Profile

Mike Baur is the Swiss Businessman who Co-founded and is currently a managing partner of Swiss Startup Factory. Before this, he had been working in the banking industry for two decades. Some of the companies that he worked for include UBS and Clariden Leu.

 

Just like a real entrepreneur, he quit that job and decided that it was time he started something of his own. So, together with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer, he started the Startup Factory in 2014.

 

A Little History

 

Mike worked with the private banking sector in Switzerland and from the position of a commercial apprentice to the system, he moved up the ladder to become the co-founder of Swiss Startup Factory.

 

He is now at the head of a large Swiss Private Bank which is leaps and bounds ahead of where he was. This company is now the #1 independent and privately financed early stages ICT Startup Accelerator in Switzerland.

 

His Interests

 

He has done a lot of jobs with the youth entrepreneurs in his country understanding very well that they are the ones with the ideas and the strength to build up their country. He understands the lack of capital that youths undergo hence abandoning their projects, hopes and dreams.

 

He does not just give them the capital to start their own things but also follows up to mentor them and guide them because he understands the need to be led through unfamiliar territory. This has been what has put him where he is.

 

Achievements

 

He also participated as a jury member at the START Summiteer which is a startup pitching contest of the University of St Gallen. He was there because of his role in financing the youth entrepreneurs which is a noble line of work.

 

He was named the Deputy Managing Director of CTI Invest when Swiss Startup Partnered with CTI. In early 2016, he was the one who led the group through the accelerator program with the Goldbach Group.

 

He also was at the helm of the partnership of Swiss Startup with Fintech Fusion in February 2016. He eventually appeared in the Wall Street Journal where they detailed his rise from the days as a banker in Swiss private banks to entrepreneurship and startup investments.

 

In Conclusion

 

Mike Baur is obviously a man who made all the right choices, and he is now enjoying the fruits of his labor, and he can say that he has done and is still doing his part for society, startup businesses and the youth who had long been neglected. As an entrepreneur, he takes the medal home.