Mike Baur (former Swiss Banker and current Start-up funder) was interviewed by JACQUES LEFEBVRE reporter for the French Tribune. The article gave an overview of Mike’s life and most interestingly and maybe even more impressively informed us that Mike began a career in banking at just 16 years old. Mike worked for the union bank of Switzerland from 1991 until 2008. After which he moved to a bank called Clariden Leu and enjoyed a prosperous career before making a career move in 2014. It was in 2014 that he moved into the business of mentorship. Partnering with Max Meister to form their company called The Swiss Startup Factory. Technology has always been a passion of Mikes and with the birth of his startup nurturing firm, Mike could focus his efforts on guiding new business towards their dreams. Not every company is helped by Mike and his team, but if the new companies pitch is accepted by Mike and the team then the new company can expect to enjoy success with the help of this powerful and well-connected startup mentoring firm. With the backing of the firm, new businesses can enjoy rent-free offices and all the connections Mike has to offer in their respective markets.
In addition to Mike’s start-up business, he also has a business called Think Reloaded. The purpose of the business is to provide financial advice for affluent clients. Mike also works for CTI Invest as their deputy managing director and the firm collaborates with The Swiss Startup Factory to provide training to new entrepreneurs. What’s more, Mike has also joined forces with BV4 a company that quantifies the monetary value of ideas and sets the funding guidelines for new start ups based on the calculated risk. Mike maintains his focus on banking and is still running Think Reloaded in conjunction with his passion for tech startups. With balance, Mike is pursuing both his passions and offer his sound advice to all who seek out his knowledge, advice and financial backing.
On a personal note, Mike lives in Zurich with his wife and two children. He is a fan of motivational speaker Tony Robbins and is excited by the idea of Augmented Reality (VR Glasses).