We are the proven approach to maximize
the success of angel investors
Go Beyond Investing is a FinTech company transforming angel investing into a new scalable asset class for small and large, novice to experienced investors. It offers a unique deal platform, portfolio tools, syndication/pooling, due diligence, investment monitoring services, training and certified deal leaders.
Its clients are individuals, family offices, professional groups and corporations. It is active in the EU, Switzerland and the US.
Go Beyond invests in 5 industry categories:
- Internet & Mobile
Go Beyond growth financing round
Go Beyond is not only an early-stage investing platform, it is also a FinTech startup that democratizes early-stage investing.
Go Beyond is currently raising funds to fuel its growth.
The management team
Go Beyond was founded by Brigitte Baumann, who received the European Angel Investor of the Year award from EBAN in May 2014.
Brigitte BaumannCEO, European Angel Investor of the YearBrigitte BaumannCEO, European Angel Investor of the Year
Brigitte Baumann has 20+ years of experience in bringing new technologies to market in the US and Europe. She was the CEO and Director of iWORLD Group, a VC backed, global developer of mobile content. She was Senior Vice President and General Manager Internet at American Express (Amex) Corporate Services. There she launched a variety of internet businesses including online travel (strategic partner of Expedia.com and subject of HBS case study) and e-Procurement. Prior to that, Brigitte spent three years as President for US and Canada of Gemalto, the world’s leader in smart card technology and applications to introduce smart cards in the North America. Before, she spent six years in different Vice-Presidential/General Manager positions in the UK, France and Switzerland at Amex. She also spent five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. as Senior Engagement Manager, in New York, Paris and Tokyo. She began her career in manufacturing and sales with Rohm & Haas, a leading specialty chemicals company.
Brigitte holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Born and raised in France, Brigitte and her family now live in Zurich.
Bethann KassmanCEO, Go Beyond NetworkBethann KassmanCEO, Go Beyond Network
Until recently, Bethann lived in Switzerland where she ran a successful consulting company, was a professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Webster University’s Geneva campus and of Strategy at the Open University’s Executive MBA program. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of eBella Magazine and the Collier Senior Resources Center, the AngelPool Advisory Board, Investors’ Circle Consumer Products Selection Committee and the Global Health Advisory Board. Bethann has a B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University, a Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Doctorate in Business from Business School Lausanne.
Mathieu FivazCMO & CTOMathieu FivazCMO & CTO
Mathieu Fivaz is a social media and digital advertizing serial entrepreneur, with 10+ years holding executive positions in VC-backed Internet ventures. He cofounded and managed technology & operations at Urturn, a web platform for social advertising and consumer engagement used by many celebrities, including Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, and Britney Spears, as well as advertisers such as Pepsi, Kellogg’s, Bose, Pizza Hut and Disney. He is based in Lausanne, Switzerland and holds a PhD in Plasma Physics from the EPFL.
André DelafontaineHead of Corporate VenturingAndré DelafontaineHead of Corporate Venturing
André Delafontaine is a co-founder and investor at Go Beyond Investing and an associate professor at Business School Lausanne. André delivers innovation and entrepreneurship workshops and training programs to corporate clients, academic institutions, investors and entrepreneurs.
André is a C-level executive with 20+ years’ experience in Technology & Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy in High Tech and Social and Environmental Impact environments. Prior to joining Go Beyond Investing, André held managerial and technical roles multinational companies internally and on assignment for Landis & Gyr, the European Space Agency, Energie Ouest Suisse, Kudelski Group & Echostar Corporation.
André holds a joint eMBA from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL and the University of Lausanne HEC alongside a technical degree in Electronics & Computer Science from the University of Applied Sciences, Western HEIG-VD as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Medtech, Biotech & Pharma from EPFL.
Jean Paul BarthetHead of Sales & OperationsJean Paul BarthetHead of Sales & Operations
Jean Paul is a partner and member of the Management Team at Go Beyond Investing, heading the Sales & Operations functions. Jean Paul has 20+ years experience in Technology, Strategy, Sales, Operations & People Management in Technology, iGaming, Payment Solutions, Oil&Gas and Startup Investing.
Prior to joining Go Beyond, Jean Paul provided Strategic Consulting, Business Plan & Sales Strategy Development and Back-office Optimization, to York Oil & Gas, a company providing Participation Programs in Oil & Natural Gas Working Interest developments. He also served as a Key Official and Executive Director for the online gaming specialist, Virgin Games.
Jean Paul holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Malta and has completed a number of sales and ICT training courses throughout his career. His experience working with both Maltese and international companies and organizations, has enabled him to successfully bring ideas, businesses and individuals together; bridging the gap between the local and international aspects of businesses and teams. Jean Paul enjoys reading, gaming, music, movies, traveling and football.