To strengthen our team, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Christian Hugo Hoffmann!
Christian Hugo is a serial entrepreneur with two fintechs under his belt and his previous role as Head of Finance at Verity. He’s the Startup Grind director in Geneva and deputy director of the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab at the University of Zurich. He serves as Assistant Professor of Finance and Fintech at the University of Liechtenstein. At Droople, Christian Hugo will lead Finance, Investor relations, Governance and will be in charge of the preparation and closure of our Series A by Q3 2021. He will also coordinate our R&D activities on AI with our academic partners.
In order to pursue our growth, Denis Vörös is joining Droople as our Lead of Product, Quality, and Supply Chain.
Denis studied Physics in Switzerland at EPFL, where he specialized in Astrophysics. He then worked for several years as an engineer in quality control systems for the security printing industry. He then worked in the field of sustainable energy and was hired in an engineering consulting company as a renewable energy specialist. Later, he wanted to develop a more business-oriented skillset. Walter Meier hired him as a product manager. He then joined The Tao of Excellence as a Quality Implementation Manager where he provided his expertise to customers to help them solve their critical problems.
Rik is an expert in clean water technologies and has worked in the water industry over the last 25 years in various management and market development positions in an international environment. After having spent +20 years in corporate environment working on sales organisations, integration of acquisitions and re-structuring, he has been focusing on bringing new technologies to market that reduce and/or improve the usage of water, that improve the quality of water, that help companies use 100% natural products to improve the efficiency of their installations in various applications, whether it is waste water, soil remediation etc… .
We made it! Droople has been selected among 150 startups by Bilan, la référence en économie to appear in their Top 50 Startups to invest in this year! We are even in the jury 10 favourites! Ongoing financing round is still open for few days so hurry up if you want to be part of this global venture!
60 startups pitched their ideas at the 2020 Selection Day out 192 applications. It was a full house and we were once again impressed with what Switzerland has to offer when it comes to innovation and leadership! We’ll let you know in the middle of March who goes on to the Top 16. The winners will be announced at our Award Ceremony on June 3, 2020.
With big money investing in big ideas, pioneering entrepreneurs across Switzerland are showing the world that impact startups aren’t just a trend – they’re the new norm.
Photo: Jasmin Frei