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About

DEEP TECH ANGEL INVESTOR

Thomas Dübendorfer holds a Ph.D. in computer science from ETH Zurich and lectured at ETH on information security for ten years. He worked as software engineer in Silicon Valley and seven years at Google in Zürich, receiving three Google awards for his engineering contributions in the areas of fraud detection and privacy engineering. He is board member or angel investor in more than twenty companies and has co-founded several Internet technology based product startups in Switzerland, among them Spontacts (exit to Scout24), Fintech startup Contovista (exit to Aduno) and Frontify (brand management) that serves customers like Lufthansa, Nasdaq, Adobe and UBS. He served as CTO of digital identity startup YES.com, as Chief Security Officer of Beekeeper and is the past president of Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS). He is co-founder and president of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC), the fastest growing tech startup focused angel club in Switzerland. He lives in Switzerland near Zurich.

Investments

Investments

SELECTION

Background

Background

HIGHLIGHTS IN ACADEMIA AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

ACADEMIA & CORPORATES
  • ETH Zurich: PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Cyber Security
  • HP: Computer Science Researcher on IoT (Silicon Valley)
  • Google: Software Engineer & Tech Lead (Zurich and Silicon Valley)
SCALING  EXPERIENCE
  • President of the Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC): grew member base from 0 to 230 members in less than 3 years.
  • Former President of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS): increased information security professional members from 350 to over 1000 members in five years.
  • Tech Lead at Google: experienced growth of Zurich office from 40 Googlers (2006) to 1400 Googlers (2013).
ACHIEVEMENTS
  • ETH Medal, Willi Studer Prize (2001)
  • 3 Awards from the Google founders for impactful engineering contributions
  • Google Research Paper on Web browser security patching (>100’000 downloads)
  • US Patents with Google (Security) and HP (IoT)
  • Top 100 Digital Shaper of Switzerland (2016 & 2018)
DOMAIN EXPERTISE
  • Angel investing
  • Scaling up software product startups
  • Digital transformation
  • Information security
Testimonials

Testimonials

WHAT STARTUPS SAY ABOUT THOMAS

“Thomas helped us extensively with his know-how and business contacts in the ramp-up phase of Contovista. This support was at least as valuable as the financial investment.”

Gian Reto à Porta – CEO and Co-Founder

“Thomas took the meaning of smart money literally and wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. He didn’t scare off to dive deeply into various important information security and business topics with us.”

Flavio Pfaffhauser – CTO and Co-Founder

GET IN TOUCH

Contact

LET’S TALK.

Email: thomas@duebendorfer.ch
Phone: +41 79 347 27 61  – Please only call me if it is urgent.
Connect to me on LinkedIn.