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Creating value through distributed
and decentralized technologies

We’re here to connect and create synergies between the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds through venture development and investment management. We accompany both companies and investors with strategic, operational and financial support.

Our ambition is to promote, enhance and bolster technological breakthroughs built on distributed and decentralized architectures with inherent social, environmental and economic value.

About us

Line Break Capital was launched on January 1st, 2021 by Patrick Nicolet, whose experience led to a simple observation: current technology models need significant adjustments in order to meet today's challenges.

Businesses, organizations, and society as a whole are facing multiples challenges, e.g. climate change, growing disparities, sanitary crisis, etc. with no “one size fits all” solutions. We believe that the path to overcome those threats successfully is through the development and implementation of local initiatives and innovations that must scale and connect in order to meet global imperatives.

This essential transition will be possible, if businesses and organizations are free to architect under their own terms. We believe that new ecosystems should be built on distributed and decentralized architectures, requiring the deployment of new technologies.

Ultimately, we must ‘break the line’, and part ways with established, outdated standards to ensure synergies between all stakeholders that initiate a shift towards a planet-centric design.

What we do

We provide strategic, operational and financial support to organizations via:
Venture Development

Venture Development

We work with new and existing ventures to provide strategic, senior support that focusses on creating new architectural models, scaling innovations and delivering high-growth outcomes. We bring both corporate and entrepreneurial insight to en-able strategic gain across technology, operations, commercial and partnership development.

What’s more, we can help to navigate change, anticipate challenges and adapt by architecting end-to-end solutions. We advise on the best ecosystem of technology partners needed to deliver the desired outcomes.

Investment Management

Investment Management

We invest in high-potential, high growth start-ups from the pre-seed up to series A & B stages alongside committed investors. We take an active approach and provide investors with advisory services, portfolio assessment and risk mitigation strategies. Furthermore, we create new partnership and commercial opportunities to capitalize on.

Linebreak also provides a full suite of best-in-class tools and processes to support growth and achieve scale, notably helping with financial management of the ventures.

Portfolio

At Linebreak Capital, we take on a proactive approach in supporting and fueling our entrepreneurs. We aim at creating a coherent network and ecosystem based on mutual values and ambitions. Not only do we invest, but we also bring know-how and expertise, while making sure that their vision remains.

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 maneuver 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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