Venture Capital is not only a critical source of funding for Swiss startups but can also be an interesting source of innovation for Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. Stemming from a small market economy themselves, Swiss SMEs always knew that they had to think global to remain competitive. A key success factor of Swiss SMEs’ success is their ability to innovate and adapt – something that also startups can provide. Also, startups are often at the very forefront of innovation but are not yet established enough to refinance themselves and thus require financial support to grow their business.