Lionel is Dybaw Advisory Founding Board Member. Lionel has more than 10 years experience in the Tech & VC industry as an Entrepreneur, C-Level & Investment Manager positions. Having managed from scratch the entire development of one of the fast growing Fintech venture in Europe with multiple awards, achievements & growth (845% YoY, Market Leader in France & Belgium).
Through all these experiences, Lionel gained a relevant and strategic presence in the European Tech & VC ecosystem through mentoring, Board position & Investor. He also advised various FinTechs in their regulatory processes & international expansion. Lionel has investment experience & track-record gained with Goldman Sachs, Blackfin Capital and more recently for one of the most active Swiss Private Equity and impact investing firm as Senior Investment Manager, dealing mainly with Fund strategy, Seed to Series B investments, handling the whole process from deal sourcing to deal structuring with a strong portfolio hands-on approach.
Currently, Lionel is Board & Investment Committee member of a Swiss Family office investing since 1963 in Private Equity (Top Primary Fund & Growth-Late Stage Venture Funds; Secondary deals; Direct Investment (Buy, Build & hold); Private Debt Funds) and act as an active ICT Business Angel in the DACH region.
Based in Switzerland with his family, Lionel holds a Master in law and Science Politics.
Nicolas is a founding Partner of Dybaw Advisory. He has 25 years of successful experience, mostly in Investment, Finance and Technology.
Since 2006, Nicolas has been working in the Investment industry. From 2006 to 2017, he has designed and implemented the investment strategy of a Private Equity boutique in Monaco with a focus on Agricultural Assets. His responsibilities covered the whole scope of the investment process, from the elaboration of the strategy & the financial modeling to the sourcing, valuation and deal making. Very hands-on investors, Nicolas played a very active role with the portfolio companies and achieved a sustainable 15% IRR. Nicolas is currently advising a Tech4Impact Fund, setting up and implementing the investment strategy from A to Z and supporting the fund raising.
He is also deeply involved in the Blockchain and crypto area, both with Dybaw advisory and as Chair of the Blockchain group at the YPO organisation.
From 2004 to 2006, Nicolas was Director of Investor Relations for the Alcatel Group (now Nokia), one of the leading company of the CAC 40 Index.
Previously, he held different leadership positions in projects and finance for the Telecom group Alcatel, and for the space and defense group EADS (now Airbus). Nicolas holds a MCs in industrial engineering, a BA in Political Sciences and a MBA from the IESE Business school.
Dr Carmelo Bisognano
Carmelo is a co-founder of Dybaw Advisory SA. He brings a diversified experience as researcher, entrepreneur and leader of international incubators and accelerators of startups. He is a trusted anti-corruption auditor and is specialized in the use of blockchain to protect businesses against corruption., leveraging the ISO37001 standard
Carmelo established MassChallenge Switzerland, the most startup friendly accelerator in the world. He also served as Head of Strategy for Inartis Foundation for promoting innovation in Switzerland and co-founded several high-tech companies.
Carmelo had a post-doctoral position at the University Hospital of Geneva, where he obtained several awards for his research work, and is the author of publications in international scientific journals.