Swiss Fintech Stableton Strengthens Senior Management in Light of Series A Funding Round

  • Stableton hires Igor Shelemetiev as Chief Revenue Officer and Christian Schmid as Head of Investments
  • The new additions strengthen Stableton’s management capabilities in light of the company’s European expansion upon the completion of the current Series A funding round
  • In June, the company had successfully completed an oversubscribed seed financing round led by German private equity firm DEWB

ZUG AND ZURICH, 6 October 2021: Stableton Financial AG (“Stableton”), the leading European Fintech platform for Alternative Investments, today announced that, as of 1 October, it had hired Igor Shelemetiev as the Chief Revenue Officer and Christian Schmid as the Head of Investments. The hires aim to strengthen Stableton’s management capabilities further and set the stage for its European expansion as it completes its Series A funding round.

As the Chief Revenue Officer, Igor Shelemetiev will oversee the company’s revenue growth initiatives, including strategic business development, marketing and sales. In this newly created role, Igor will take a seat on the Management Board. Among others, the highly experienced growth manager previously helped fintech startup Mintos become Europe’s largest marketplace for investing in loans and was instrumental in establishing Lamoda Group (a Rocket Internet company) as the leading fashion e-commerce player in Russia and CIS.

As the Head of Investments, Christian Schmid will oversee Stableton’s alternative investments activities with a particular focus on venture-backed companies and related company offerings. Before joining Stableton, Christian was a Senior Vice President in Unigestion’s direct Private Equity team, focusing on the DACH region, CEE, and southern Europe, responsible for multiple portfolio companies in the technology and healthcare space. Before that, the former Roland Berger consultant was a Principal at Saidler & Co. where he selected and managed portfolio companies spanning all stages from venture capital to private equity.

In June of this year, Stableton had announced the successful closing of its oversubscribed seed funding round led by German private equity firm DEWB and indicated that it was preparing a substantial Series A financing round for even faster expansion in the second half of the year.

Andreas Bezner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stableton, said: “We are observing an enormous appetite for late-stage venture capital and pre-IPO investments which, in only two years, has led to Stableton establishing itself as the leading Swiss allocator for qualified investors in these segments. Driven by strong interest from top-tier venture capital investors, we are currently raising a Series A funding round for even faster growth. With Igor and Christian on board, I am confident that we will be able to further systematize our deal sourcing and accelerate our expansion while increasing marketing and ramping up sales. I wish them every success in their new roles.”

“Ranking among the most attractive target markets worldwide, the Swiss market for Alternative Investments alone has a revenue potential of CHF 30 billion. I immensely look forward to further expediting Stableton’s market penetration and expansion by putting my previous experience in scaling fast-growing businesses to work”, added Igor Shelemetiev, Stableton’s Chief Revenue Officer.

“In my previous role, I witnessed Stableton’s rapid rise to becoming a key player in the Swiss late-stage venture capital and pre-IPO investment space. I look forward to further institutionalizing our firm’s investment approach and ensuring that Stableton’s clients continue to be exposed to expertly-curated investment opportunities they otherwise may not be able to access”, said Christian Schmid, Head of Investments at Stableton.