Anthemis / MKS Alternative Investments, Investor & Creative Matchmaker

Laurent Haug

Laurent Haug is an entrepreneur, observer, investor, strategist, and creative matchmaker for industry leaders, start-ups, policy makers, designers, and developers; guiding them through the intricacies of emerging technologies and the larger social and economic changes that shape them. He is a venture partner at Anthemis (a company investing in the world’s most promising financial startups) and a partner at MKS Alternative Investments (active in seed investment in Switzerland and internationally). He is the founder of Lift, Switzerland’s first ideas conference on the subject of innovation, technology, and society, and ran 15 events on two continents (Asia and Europe). He was twice honored as one of the most influential person in Switzerland (L’Hebdo in 2006, Bilan in 2011), won a Swiss ICT award, and was named one of the top 20 Swiss young entrepreneurs in 2011.