“We are the unexpected seeds, hustling for high impact."

by Alisee de Tonnac, Co-Founder & Seedstars CEO

About Us

Seedstars is a Swiss-based private group of companies with a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.







Our Story

2013 - Present

Pierre-Alain Masson and Alisée de Tonnac set off on a journey around the world to establish the Seedstars World competition and activate up-and-coming areas. In one year, they managed to launch events in 20 cities.

We organized 82 events in 74 ecosystems, opened the 7th hub Seedspace, and our portfolio consists of 25 seed-stage ventures.

Seedstars is present in 80+ emerging ecosystems. More than 100,000 people from all over the world belong to the Seedtars network, including 2,000 investors. More than 40,000 entrepreneurs from emerging markets became participants of our events and programs. The alumni network of the Seedstars World competition counts for 275 startups. We know that 85% of the companies still exist; they have created over 2,500 direct jobs and fundraised over USD 250,000,000. The follow-on funding rate of startups that we accelerated is over 40% which is as high as TechStars or YCombinator achieve.


What we create together

Seedstars World Competition
Startup Acceleration Programs
Seedstars Documentary

Founding partners

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder @ Seedstars

Alisée de Tonnac

CEO & Co-founder @ Seedstars

Charles Graham-Brown

CIO @ Seedstars

Benjamin Benaïm

Co-Founder @ Seedstars

Luís Rodrigues

CTO @ Seedstars

Michael Weber

Co-founder @ Seedstars

We build startups from scratch and invest in solutions that solve the most critical issues in emerging markets.

Work with purpose

Why our employees say they love working with us:

  1. We were awarded as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world due to our freedom-centered practices.
  2. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets.
  3. You get many growth opportunities and responsibilities early on. It’s one of the perks of a fast-growing international company.
  4. You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a young and diverse team.
  5. We strive by giving autonomy and flexibility to our teams. We have a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to do their work when and how they want.

Come work with us. We are always looking for bright talents to join our global tribe.