Core Team

We strive to create a dynamic and engaging environment in which we can hire and retain the best people. We recognize the benefits of diversity at all levels of our business, customers and employees.
Co-founder & Managing partner

Fabio Sofia

>20 years experience in finance, impact investing & tech-entrepreneurship, C-level positions covering investment analysis, fund management, deal structuring, and business development. Former chair of Sustainable Finance Geneva & co-chair Building Bridges Foundation. & former swiss regional-level tennis player.

  • Lombard Odier
  • Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Symbiotics
  • WeCan Group
  • Asteria Investment Managers
Co-founder & Managing partner

Lionel Artusio-Payot

>14 years experience in the tech & VC/PE industry, C-level positions and Investment Manager for several VC/PE Funds, Board Member and seasonal Business Angel. Lionel benefit from a deep-rooted farming heritage, a broad understanding of the agricultural sector’s challenges and needs from traditional crop farming to specialized horticulture translated in a large Agritech portfolio. Advisor for several Foundations, NGOs & UN entities such as the Earthworm Foundation, WWF…, IC Chair of family office (top 3 EU agri investor). & former professional soccer player.

  • GSIP
  • Dybaw Advisory
  • Bamboo Capital Partners
  • Serpentine Ventures
  • Genesis Impact Ventures
Investment Associate

Pierre Jouve

>5 years experience in finance & VC in Europe and the USA, previous position covering investment analysis and portfolio management. & designer/builder of repurposed shoes and motorcycle, amateur American Football player (2nd Division Spain national champion 2023)

  • Serpentine Ventures
  • Banque Cantonale Vaudoise
  • GS Capital
  • BV4
Impact analyst

Lola Wolf

Master student in Finance at HEC Lausanne, management position in student society. Part of the organization team of Building Bridges 2021. & fine food addict.

  • HEC Lausanne
  • University of Geneva
  • Geneva University Investment Club
Operating partner

Jérôme Penot

>20 years experience in the F&B industry and in M&A services. Advisor/angel for pre-seed new food tech startups. Global links to the VC/PE finance community. Mentor for Alter Start Food + InnoSuisse. & member of Montreux Rowing Club.

  • Arthur Andersen
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte audit & advisory
  • Nestle global finance lead roles, notably M&A, Europe real estate
Karen E. Wilson - Team Member
Senior Impact Advisor

Karen E. Wilson

>30 years experience in finance, VC, impact investing, entrepreneurship and innovation, Chair, Board Member and Senior Advisor positions covering impact-linked finance, impact investment, sustainability, ESG and impact measurement. Associate Fellow, Oxford Said Business School and Lecturer at other leading universities.

  • World Economic Forum
  • Index Ventures
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Bruegel
  • OECD
  • GV Partners

Board Members

Dominique Goy - Board Member
Chairman of the Board

Dominique Goy

>17 years banking experience. Tech-entrepreneur & founder of investment companies. Member of the financial committee of Swiss Philantropy Association. & former professional ski free-rider.

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Lombard Odier
  • WeCan Group
  • SwissLending
Benoit Dumont - Team Member
Board member

Benoit Dumont

>45 years banking experience. Board, risk & audit risk committees. Lecturer at universities and Member of the Board of Trustees British School of Brussels (BSB). & former member of the Belgian amateur golf team.

  • Euroclear
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Equatex
  • Edmond de Rothschild

More to Come

New Zebras to reinforce the investment team.

Investment skills, private equity, industry knowledge & good connections. With the right mindset.