Startups and PostFinance

How we help shape a technologically advanced future

PostFinance supports startups in various business fields, in order to help develop promising business models. Find out here which startups we support, what they need to offer and how the selection process works.

What we offer

PostFinance supports startups in clearly defined business fields, in order to help develop exciting business ideas. We provide selected startups with expertise, tried-and-tested methods, premises and/or funds, and by doing this, we create the ideal conditions for business plans to advance. The objective is a cooperation that generates value added: the startup benefits from focused support, and PostFinance is given the opportunity to invest in new business plans.

  • The cooperations we establish with these startups take various forms, ranging from close partnerships, to customer relationships, to sales support, right through to investment from PostFinance. The type of cooperation we establish and the manner in which the business ideas are integrated into the innovation process are decided by PostFinance. In essence, business ideas are assessed on how innovative they are, as well as the impact they will have on the core business or the business model.

  • PostFinance focuses on relevant business fields when it comes to choosing which startups to support. For this reason, startups which pursue business ideas in the following sectors are of particular interest:

    • Financial technology (fintech)
    • Internet of things (IoT) payments
    • Tokenization
    • Retirement planning 2.0 and health meets wealth
    • Data as a service (DaaS) and data economy
    • Gaming
  • Does your startup have a sophisticated business concept in one of these areas? Use the following checklist to see whether your startup might qualify for PostFinance support

    • You have a clear vision and mission
    • You have a scalable business model
    • You know your customers and your competition
    • Your solution comes under one of our specialist fields of business
    • Your solution offers value added for PostFinance
    • You have a clear image of the type of cooperation you are looking for