Wild ideas, unexplored routes, unchartered summits.
Your new ventures, Alpine Style.

We build startups in trade finance and credit insurance: we incubate ambitious visions with lean experiments, and we partner with innovative leaders to scale up the most promising ventures. We create business options for tomorrow.

Why you need a venture builder?

Tomorrow doesn’t wait

While trade finance incumbents struggle to keep up with big data, UX and APIS, innovators start from a blank sheet of paper and conquer emerging opportunities before they become obvious.

Fast innovation, today

A good risk is a shared risk

Innovation requires taking bets on wild ideas, so it helps to share risks with experienced partners. The resulting ventures will eventually outgrow your current business lines.

Co-investment

Talent that crosses frontiers

Real innovators are key to your future growth, but often struggle to fit in the traditional corporate world. Venture builders like Alpine Style are the perfect ecosystem for leaders and disruptors to join forces in a sustainable manner and explore new routes together.

New angle

How do we work?

See our method

Inception

We watch emerging trends, innovative business models and new technologies, and translate them into big visions for trade finance and credit insurance. We work with a wide and diverse ecosystem of partners and share our ideas openly.

Validation

We refine each vision with lean experiments and systematically confront it to the reality of the market. We learn and iterate swiftly to find product/problem fit.

Incubation

We invite partners to join us on ventures with wild potential and proven traction, as we believe that only true collaboration between innovators and incumbents can unlock the biggest opportunities in our industry.

Acceleration

We scale up the most promising ventures. We are comfortable with the complexities of highly regulated industries and markets. We work with top entrepreneurs to reach market fit and create growth engines.

Exit

We transform successful ventures into new lines of business, boosting digital transformation and top-line growth. We bridge the technological and cultural gap, and help our partners build and run their own startup studios.

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Our investment thesis

See our ventures

Dataification

We envision trade ecosystems sharing and leveraging enormous amounts of data within five to ten years. We see marketplaces buying and selling that data, and open communities of underwriters building the right models to interpret it.
Christophe Spoerry

Euler Hermes Digital Agency co-founder, co-head

Builder

Paul Gazai

Programmatic Media, Data & Technologies Sales Manager.

Builder

Bertrand Gazai

Product Owner at Alpine Style

Builder

Long Do Cao

Lead Data Scientist

Builder

Martin Seeger

Entrepreneur in residence at Alpine Style

Expert

Marketplaces & platforms

Software is taking over the world, and marketplaces are taking over trade. We are investing in platforms and platform strategies for trade and related financial services.

Marjory

Marketplaces made easy

Potential

Risk
2 YEARS
Time horizon
Christophe Spoerry

Euler Hermes Digital Agency co-founder, co-head

Builder

Paul Gazai

Programmatic Media, Data & Technologies Sales Manager.

Builder

Bertrand Gazai

Product Owner at Alpine Style

Builder

Frederic Choudat

Marketplace solution manager at Actility

Builder

Kamel Tansaout

Marketplace Director at Actility

Builder

Digital distribution

Robo-advisors, data-driven generation, conversational interfaces: we take inspiration from other industries to deeply upgrade the trade finance user experience. As a result, we revolutionise the way these services are distributed and consumed.
Christophe Spoerry

Euler Hermes Digital Agency co-founder, co-head

Builder

Paul Gazai

Programmatic Media, Data & Technologies Sales Manager.

Builder

Bertrand Gazai

Product Owner at Alpine Style

Builder

Lode Vermeersch

Group Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Area42

Builder

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