enables all people to invest
“SWIC Digital enables all people to invest in a secure, fast and affordable way via our blockchain-based investment platform”
WHAT IS THE CURRENT CHALLENGE?
More than 1 bn potential investors in the emerging markets have no or only limited access to the banking system and are therefore excluded from professional investment options. SWIC Digital resolves many problems via our blockchain-based platform SWIC Gateway, which is suitable for both B2C and B2B integration.
The current global financial system is only “global” insofar as certain people in certain countries can access banking and investment products around the world. Most financial products and services are accessible only to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs). SWIC enables private individuals to save and invest via our platform using a smartphone.
Traditional financial providers do not target small investors
The SWIC Gateway is a blockchain-based platform that enables the direct exchange of assets between investors and providers of financial products, including immediate clearing and settlement via Smart Contracts. For the Provider, SWIC offers the tokenization of their financial products and lists them on the platform. For the Investors “Users”, SWIC provides an easy-to-use mobile app which allows them to invest without a bank account for free.
Our technology, combined with our expertise in the financial world, allows us also to provide B2B solutions. We can create new products or extend existing offerings by integrating our service.
B2C – Our blockchain-based investment app Tukki
Tukki is an investment and savings app with a long-term focus. Users can either invest directly in professional financial assets or create savings plans. All they need to start is to download the app.
- Easy onboarding – done in 15min
- Free for the user
- No minimum investment required
- No bank account required
- Suitable for inexperienced users
- Investment academy with a guide on how to save and invest
More under tukki.lk
B2B – SWIC Gateway as a third-party solution
We leverage our expertise in tokenization and finance to bring our clients new innovative solutions.
- Tokenization of any assets
- Integration of SWIC Gateway into existing solutions
B2C Business Model
For each transaction between the User and the Provider, SWIC charges a transaction fee from the Provider involved. No fees assigned to the User.
Our focus lies within the MSCI Emerging Markets. These countries have great potential with a growing number of young and educated people who have a regular income but are underbanked. Our pilot market is Sri Lanka, where we have strong local partnerships and are regulatory approved for rollout.
SWIC provides access to a small selection of investment opportunities. SWIC prioritizes a long-term and stable financial solutions offering and avoids any speculative products.
We focus on long-term asset growth and support our customers to achieve their saving goals.
Urban Scherrer has been active in the Internet sector for the last 25 years with a focus on financial services. His first start-up experience was in 1997 with Fintech in the stock market sector. In addition, he has a wide experience as a consultant, CFO, CTO and in recent years he was the CEO of the largest financial portal in Switzerland.
Marc gained his first start-up experience during his Master’s studies in Business Information Technologies. In the following years, he expanded his knowledge in innovation, UX & UI design, and product development while enforcing his customer focus. Marc is the product owner of Tukki and manages our outsourcing partners.
Founder and Managing Partner of different companies in the financial sector. Before setting up the company, he worked as a director for various Swiss private banks, where he gained extensive experience in the asset management and investment business.
Thomas Tietz has been active in the software IT sector/ banking and asset management services in Switzerland/ Liechtenstein/Germany for more than 20 years and has been CEO of CORUM since April 2018. He has built and successfully managed companies in these markets.
After studying law Boris Meyer gathered essential experiences in the Legal & Compliance field (GwG, FATCA, VSB, FIDLEG etc.), especially at Credit Suisse and an aspiring private equity company in Zurich. In addition to the usual school languages he also speaks Spanish and Croatian.
Asanth Co-founded Ataraxia Capital, is a member of its Board of Directors and Serves on the Investment Committee. Asanth has direct operational experience, having performed interim management roles in Ataraxia portfolio companies with a specific focus on effecting management and business improvement initiatives.Prior to founding Ataraxia, he worked at the structured product desk of UBS and post that in an management position in equities and structured products at the Australian Stock Exchange. Asanth wrote the course material for the ASX accredited derivatives adviser (ADA) and ASX listed product adviser courses (ALPA) that is the industry standard for financial services professionals in Australia.
Location:Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sharad has successfully pioneered landmark investments, e.g. in finance and education. He serves on many investee company boards and maintains strong personal relationships with stakeholders across the investment spectrum. As an M&A lawyer, he has advised numerous governments in setting strategic investment vehicles especially in finance.
Location:Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ali has built several brands and businesses over the last couple of years. He gained experience in the tech and finance sectors during his Master’s studies in emerging countries. In the last couple of years, he has focused on blockchain, web3, and the metaverse with his international agency.
Ali leads the business expansion of Tukki and is responsible for new market entries and business development
Florian graduated in business administration from the University of St. Gallen and has previously founded two start-ups. His in-depth knowledge of blockchain helps SWIC to bring the use case to the customer in a more comprehensive way.
Myriam Reinle has over 20 years of experience in building online marketplaces and leading innovative tech startups and agile teams. She has tested and honed her expertise in various industries, be it as CEO of Evolute (wealth management software), CEO of crowdlending platform Lendico, CEO of car4you, or previously as long-time Head of Marketing at homegate.
Guido Bühler is the owner of GILOCA AG, an Investment and Advisory firm conducting direct investments in FinTech, Real Estate, Early Stage Companies and Art. His deep and holistic background in investments & financial affairs, coupled with his strong affinity for technology, offered him the opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation. Guido is a visionary and successful serial entrepreneur. He founded award-winning strategic advisory and risk & research firm B&B Analytics and is co-founder of SEBA Bank AG, which was the first global “New Generation Financial Institution” based on blockchain technology.
Prof. Dr Thorsten Hens
Prof. Dr Thorsten Hens is a Swiss Finance Institute Professor of Financial Economics at the University of Zurich. His research fields are Behavioral and Evolutionary Finance. He is a founding partner of Behavioral Finance Solutions GmbH, BhFS, a spin-off company of the Universities of Zurich and Sankt Gallen, and Swiss Fintech Innovations, an association of the banking and insurance industry in Switzerland. From 2006 to 2018, he was an advisor to the Investment Commission of PKZH; from 2004 to 2019, he was Chairman of the Investment Commission of Vita Sammelstiftung. Since 2020, he has been Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Pension Fund Rentenfabrik.
The very first time Stefan Bucher drew an idea of the new business – SWIC Gateway.
The new business idea was further refined and validated by the Corum Holding AG team. In 2019, SWIC Digital ltd, Australia was founded and Corum AG acquired 29% ownership of ACP.
1S-2020: Dedicated team hired and key partners selected
SWIC Digital officially launched with a new team with Urban Scherrer as a project leader. A significant milestone was the selection of our key partners and the technology to be used to realize our product.
2S-2020: Proof of concept & Swiss company founded
SWIC Digital Gateway AG in Zurich CH was founded. Our trading platform’s proof of concept, including a functional demo app, became available. In addition, three unique tokenized financial products were ready to be traded via our demo app. At the same time, the product branding has been completed.
1S-2021: UX & UI design and solution architecture
Our app design was finalized and the solution architecture was defined.
2S-2021: Successfully finished first funding round
We completed our first funding round and are ready to finish our product and plan rollout.
1Q-2022: App development and marketing
We are developing our app while starting our digital marketing activities in Sri Lanka.
2Q-2022: Strengthening local partnerships
We strengthened our existing local partnerships and started new local collaborations.
3Q-2022: Finish App and select payment provider
We finished our app development in the third quarter of 2022 and selected the local payment provider.
4Q-2022: Beta launch
We plan to roll out in Sri Lanka with beta users and optimise the app.
1S-2023 Public launch and new Markets
We are launching our app in Sri Lanka and prepare to expand to a second country.
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