• With their product Eqipia, the Buddy Broker AG developed the leading intelligent and automated employee referral program in Switzerland.
  • The company was founded in 2013 by Flurin Müller and Patrick Mollet.               

  • In Switzerland the customer base included companies such as Swisscom, SBB, Migros, KPMG, BKW and Swisslife.

  • Today, Eqipia is part of the XING Referral Manager which digitizes and automates the application process for large corporations.


  • In the fall of 2015, the Buddy Broker AG was looking for a partner to finance the further growth of the company.

  • The former founders needed a strategic and goal-oriented partner to further develop the Eqipia product to continue market penetration.

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  • From an equity perspective, this was the shortest holding period of an investment by Wineus Capital which however had a positive effect on the rate of return.

  • The investment case also exemplifies how Wineus Capital adapted to changes and supported the founders in their intentions.

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