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Accelerating value creation
through distributed computing

Linebreak is a technology advisor and venture partner, operating in the areas of distributed computing. Our purpose is to identify, promote and boost uptake of new technological breakthroughs, with a focus on those that have inherent social, environmental and economic value.

We work with breakthrough technologies and innovations within specific technology domains, as well as building an ecosystem of associated propositions.

Why We Do What We Do

Linebreak was launched on January 1st, 2021, based on a simple observation: current technology models need significant adjustments in order to meet today's challenges.

We are at a point where information technology can and, importantly, must be deployed in a coherent way to provide what societies demand. Assets need to be accessible anytime and anywhere, so that businesses can operate promptly, freely, and securely.

Distributed computing allows for a very rapid evolution in the enterprise space from digital to composition platforms. This trend is further accelerated by the emergence of decentralization with blockchain and autonomous systems, which raises unprecedented cybersecurity and quantum challenges.

This transition will be possible if businesses and organizations can architect and build technology under their own terms. As such, we believe new ecosystems should be built on distributed and decentralized architectures.

What We Do

We provide three types of services:
Technology Advisory

Technology Advisory

Technology positioning:
we support entrepreneurs in positioning their product to effectively compete, and help corporate leaders make the right choices within an evolving technological landscape.

Ecosystem mapping:
we help corporates and entrepreneurs figure out the current position, and future evolution, of technology. This informs them of where they fit, and which decisions they need to make to be ahead of their competition.

Reference architectures:
we advise on the analysis and selection of different technology architectures, so businesses can make choices that match their needs.

Corporate Development

Corporate Development

Governance & Board Membership:
we take on board or advisory positions, so that we have the relevant access to drive performance, while realizing the entrepreneurs’ vision.

Strategy:
our many years of experience, most notably in the B2B space, means we are ideally positioned to support scaleups in go-to market strategies and building ecosystems. Our expertise is focused on Enterprise, Alliances, Intellectual Property and Restructuring.

Negotiation of critical transactions:
we facilitate and advise on transformational industrial partnerships that place targeted ventures on an accelerated growth trajectory.

Co-Investment

Co-Investment

We co-invest in, and provide investors access to, a selected portfolio of tomorrow’s leaders in three specific pillars of distributed computing:

Composition platforms
Decentralized technologies
Cybersecurity and Quantum

By focusing on these three areas and a limited number of ventures, we embrace an active approach that allows us to provide strategic, operational and financial support to entrepreneurs, ensuring they can grow their companies faster and better.

What We Invest In

At Linebreak, we take a proactive approach to supporting and fuelling our entrepreneurs. We aim to create a coherent network by building ecosystems based on mutual values and ambitions. Not only do we invest, we also bring know-how and expertise, whilst making sure their vision remains intact.

As a result, Linebreak in itself is an ecosystem.

Distributed data at speed and at scale

Confidential computing on premise, in the cloud and hybrid

New Asset Exchange - Decentralized Finance

AI-driven Revenue Optimization

Patrick Nicolet

Patrick Nicolet

MANAGING PARTNER

Leadership

Patrick began his career in Switzerland where, notably, he was responsible for the creation of the first local incubator, Y-Parc, which is still thriving to this day. Patrick has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Leader for Tomorrow at Davos (the precursor to the Forum for Young Global Leaders).

After ten years as an entrepreneur, he joined Capgemini where he spent over twenty years — including seven as a Group Executive Board member — covering a number of leadership roles. In December 2020, he concluded his latest mandate as Group CTO where he oversaw the Group’s Technology, Innovation and Ventures agenda, as well as the global CyberSecurity and IT function.

Patrick’s professional path provides him with a unique perspective on technology transformation and his experience allows him to devise and implement robust strategies that stand the test of time; anticipate new trends with tangible value; and advise stakeholders at all levels from a market and business standpoint.

His experience between both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds enables him to manoeuvre between the two with flexibility and precision. Driven by a strong belief in planet-centric design and values to match, Patrick can initiate change and implement long-lasting solutions that deliver impactful results. He brings along an extensive network of experts in the fields of technology, finance and business.

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