Accelerating
Excellence

WE HELP BUILD COMPANIES
THAT THRIVE +

About 21C
Our services

Accelerating Excellence

WE HELP BUILD COMPANIES
THAT THRIVE +

About 21C
Our services

By creating a symbiosis of expertise and human capital, we shape ideas to the next level.

01.

01.

Who we are

21Celsius Ventures is an investment company based in Zug, Switzerland led by independent, lateral thinkers who aim to help their partners overcome financial and operational hurdles and grow alongside them. At 21Celsius, we operate in a straightforward, honest and laser-focused manner.

We work to add significant value alongside the growth journey of our portfolio companies to enable our partners to focus on the core of their businesses. We operate in a territory of extreme uncertainty and are willing to work at a very active level to elevate our portfolio companies and their founders to the next level.

02.

02.

What we do

We work with the founders of seed-stage companies to drive hypergrowth by leveraging industry know-how and execution excellence. We aim to make these companies “VC-worthy“ and prepare them for a Series A round. Having a solid structure in place is a prerequisite for future success and a possible exit for the founders down the road.

21Celsius operates as an active partner to the venture and the founding team by offering a number of services and a network of experts to establish a sound, reliable decision-making process.

03.

03.

What we bring to the table

Our expertise includes but is not limited to the following areas: fundraising, strategy, operational excellence, governance and special situations. If we are unable to directly help our portfolio companies with particular situations, we reach out to a vast network of experts and industry specialists to get the job done.

Investment Round
Support

21Celsius helps founders develop the storyline, pitch deck and due diligence documents. We leverage our extensive network for capital introductions.

Product Development
& Branding

We ensure product/market fit, validate and optimize business models, and sharpen branding and user experience.

Driving Operational
Excellence

21Celsius supports venture development in the areas necessary for growth: strategy development, marketing, accounting and budget forecasting, and team building.

Turnaround
Management

We specialize in supporting ventures in situations of distress caused by financial distress and/or internal differences.

Value engineers who
help shaping companies
to get to the next level +

With guidance the reasons most startups fail could be avoided. We want to provide selected startups with capital and access to profound expertise and systematic know how.

Value engineers who help shaping companies to get to the next level +

With guidance the reasons most startups fail could be avoided. We want to provide selected startups with capital and access to profound expertise and systematic know how.

We believe

that decisive but reflective leaders are necessary to succeed. We foster the theory of radical honesty.

We know

that a strong business case cannot be easily replicated and strong incentives unlock hidden potential.

We value

simplicity, but at the same time demand profound planning.

Portfolio companies

Core Activity #1:
Core Activity #2:
.
Sector:
Role of 21C:
Partner in Charge:

Import and trading of Superfood products in bulk sizes (B2B)
Healthy organic consumer products distributed and marketed under the brand name „Okami“ and „Karma“ (B2C)
Superfoods and functional foods
Member of the Board
Alain Nydegger

Core Activity #1: Import and trading of Superfood products in bulk sizes (B2B)
Core Activity #2: Healthy organic consumer products distributed and marketed under the brand name „Okami“ and „Karma“ (B2C)
Sector: Superfoods and functional foods
Role of 21C: Member of the Board
Partner in Charge: Alain Nydegger

Core Activity:
Sector:
Role of 21C:
Parnter in Charge:

Online Marketplace for Retailspace
Digital Marketplace, Proptech
Member of the Board
Sven Siat

Core Activity: Online Marketplace for Retailspace
Sector: Digital Marketplace, Proptech
Role of 21C: Member of the Board
Partner in Charge: Sven Siat

Partners

Alain Nydegger

BA Business

Administration

Executive MBA, IMD

 Zug, Switzerland

  • 10+ years of experience as a portfolio manager in emerging markets & developed markets
  • Specialised in turnarounds and special situations
  • Founded & sold start-up in fashion sector
  • Member of the Board in several companies (NED)
Frederik Strange

MSc. Economics (CBS)

CEMS MIM (St. Gallen)

MBA (IMD)

 Zug, Switzerland

  • 10+ year of experience in finance, consulting & military leadership
  • Specialized in ESG & sustainability, commercial strategy & leadership development
  • Experience from management consulting
  • Member of the Board at several companies both listed & non-profit
Sven Siat

B.S. Economics

MBA,

IE Business School

Zug, Switzerland

  • 10+ years of experience in digitization & innovation at the intersection of technology & finance
  • Specialised in designing & implementing digital products
  • Experience in strategy consulting
  • Member of a start-up-advisory board & mentor in IE Start-Up Lab
Alain Nydegger

BA Business

Administration

Executive MBA, IMD

 Zug, Switzerland

  • 10+ years of experience as a portfolio manager in emerging markets & developed markets
  • Specialised in turnarounds and special situations
  • Founded & sold start-up in fashion sector
  • Member of the Board in several companies (NED)
Frederik Strange

MSc. Economics (CBS)

CEMS MIM (St. Gallen)

MBA (IMD)

 Zug, Switzerland

  • 10+ year of experience in finance, consulting and military leadership
  • Specialized in ESG & sustainability, commercial strategy and leadership development
  • Experience from management consulting
  • Member of the Board at several companies both listed and non-profit
Sven Siat

B.S. Economics

MBA,

IE Business School

Zug, Switzerland

  • 10+ years of experience in digitization & innovation at the intersection of technology & finance
  • Specialised in designing & implementing digital products
  • Experience in strategy consulting
  • Member of a start-up-advisory board & mentor in IE Start-Up Lab