Investment Partner

MSc in Computer Science

Stefan Kuentz

Stefan Kuentz is Investment Partner at Swisscom Ventures mainly engaged with investments in Silicon Valley and overseeing Swisscom’s Early Stage Fund activities. Stefan has played a key role for building up an investment portfolio in SaaS, virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies and is currently serving as board member/observer in 4 participations . He also sits on the board of Swiss Startup Invest, Switzerland’s leading financing platform for High Tech companies.

Prior to Swisscom Ventures, Stefan held several business development and senior management positions at Swisscom. From 2007 to 2010 he was managing Swisscom’s innovation and scouting activities out of Silicon Valley. His responsibility was to drive new commercial partnerships and investment opportunities by engaging with startups, venture capitalists and strategic telecom partners. From 2003 to 2007 Stefan was in charge of building new solution units for Swisscom’s enterprise business, e.g. consulting services, IT-security, managed contact solutions.

Before joining Swisscom, Stefan was for many years with IBM heading IT strategy consulting services in his last position. Prior to IBM, Stefan was heading product management at a startup in the field of data center management and automation software.

Exited companies:
Bexio – acquired by Die Mobiliar
Amplidata – acquired by Western Digital
Boundary – acquired by BMC
Exoscale – acquired by A1
Fastly – NYSE IPO
Piston – acquired by Cisco
Plum Grid – acquired by VMware
Servicemesh – acquired by CSC
SignifAi – acquired by New Relic

Deals of Stefan Kuentz

Newsroom

Press Release
12.06.2019

Fireblocks raises $ 16 million

Fireblocks, an enterprise platform for securing digital assets in transit, announced its launch out of stealth mode with $16 million.

News
23.05.2019

Successful Fastly IPO

Swisscom Ventures investee Fastly, which operates an edge cloud platform for optimized web and application delivery, raised $180 million with its IPO at NYSE.

Press Release
06.02.2019

New Relic Advances AIOps Strategy with Acquisition of SignifAI

SignifAI provides a leading event intelligence platform that empowers DevOps teams.

Insight
25.01.2019

20 years of Swisscom’s Outpost

In a multi-part series, we look back at the Swisscom Outpost’s 20 years in Silicon Valley.

News
16.07.2018

Fastly Secures $40M Investment

Fastly Secures $40M Investment to Help the World’s Most Important Companies Deliver Secure Content at Scale

Press Release
05.07.2018

Mobiliar acquires bexio

Die Mobiliar, Switzerland’s oldest private insurer, announced the acquisition of bexio, a Swiss startup offering a cloud-based business and accounting software

Press Release
29.01.2018

MATRIXX Software Announces $40 Million in Funding led by Sutter Hill Ventures

Investors include CK Hutchison, Spring Lake Equity Partners and existing investors Swisscom Ventures

News
14.12.2017

MATRIXX Software Launches Digital Commerce Solution on Google Cloud

Single Platform Solution Offers Telcos Rapid Digital Transformation via the Public Cloud

Case Study
14.12.2017

Driving roaming revenues and customer delight for Swisscom Group

Press Release
30.08.2017

A1 digital Acquires Swiss Cloud Provider Exoscale

cloud hosting enabling teams and individuals to host applications, automate infrastructure, store data safely, and run heavy computations

News
04.04.2017

Actility energised by $75m

New capital to accelerate industrial IoT solutions globally with Creadev, Bosch and Inmarsat among the new investors.

News
23.02.2017

bexio secures CHF 7.5m for further growth

Swisscom Ventures plays key role in financing round

Press Release
17.01.2017

HPE to Acquire SimpliVity and Expand Leadership in Growing Hybrid IT Industry

Acquisition boosts HPE’s strategy in the fast-growing, high-margin hyperconverged markets