matching skills with ideas

cofoundme is the biggest matching platform for startup jobs in Switzerland. We enable entrepreneurs to find cofounders for their projects and startups to recruit staff. You’re looking for a job in the Startup ecosystem, you’re at the right place!

cofoundme was founded in the beginning of 2014 with the intention to connect business students of HSG and students with a technical background from ETH to foster entrepreneurial activities. Since then, the platform has expanded its user base rapidly and started collaborations with important partner organisations and entrepreneurial initiatives, becoming a major platform in the startup world.

We are the right host for your startup ideas – Ask our partner network and references!

Your precious idea is at the right place – right here and now. cofoundme works together with a broad network of partner organisations in the field of entrepreneurship. cofoundme partnered up with a wide range of players within the startup ecosystem – from coworking spaces to startup consultancies.

And these startup experts are all here to support you!

Renowned entrepreneurs, experts and professors recommend cofoundme to you. Go to our References to find more about it.

You don’t have an idea? You have skills!

Whenever a startup decides to share its idea on cofoundme you come into play. Find open positions in the most interesting early stage startups. Become an entrepreneur by helping driven peers to bring their dream into reality. Or get matched to startups and let your dream job find you!

The Team

Paolo Piffaretti

Paolo Piffaretti Founder / CEO

Paolo Piffaretti was Born in Switzerland and raised across 3 different continents, he is a young, pro-active and solution driven Entrepreneur, with over two years of broad experience with start-ups, complemented by five languages and a high degree of mobility and adaptability. At cofoundme he has developed a strong interest and experience in business development, user growth and project management.

Tobias Grundmann Founder / CTO

Tobias Grundmann is cofoundme’s Chief Data Officer.

Manon Philippin Marketing

Manon Philippin is a master student in Marketing, Services and Management Communication at the University of St. Gallen. Assiduous, positive and passionate, she loves the startup dynamic environment. She believes the power of business and innovation should be oriented to have a positive impact on society.

Anne Huron Communication & Marketing

Manon Currently marketing student at the university of St. Gallen, Anne gained experiences in various lifestyle startups. Creative and passionate about new ideas, she has come to Cofoundme for its entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.

Linda Arnold Sales

Linda is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with an emphasis on Political Science at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva. A curious mind since childhood, she always looks forward to new challenges and opportunities. The startup world allows her to combine her dynamic, innovative and creative sides.

Johannes Kern

Johannes Kern Founder / Advisor

Johannes holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen. He is engaged with business development and especially business process management where he has his own startup. Johannes is striving to be a global citizen, wanting to be able to completely immerse himself in any culture and having a global mindset.

Klaus Zahiragic Founder / Advisor

Klaus Zahiragic is an advisor to cofoundme. He holds a Magister in the Teacher Training Degree Programme in the School Subjects of Geography and Economics and Informatics and Informatics Management! He has worked several years as independent software consultant in banking, insurance and media industry!


People who have helped to advance the project.

  • Valentin Kahn
  • Gereon Sommer
  • Yannick Dienst
  • Tobias Magyar
  • Wolf Vollprecht
  • Joni Orponen
  • Sebastian Flückiger
  • Luzius Bäckert
  • Silvan Krähenbühl
  • Leonard Witteler
  • Paul Peyrot
  • Louis Nicholls
  • Vanessa Pinter
  • Dillon Teander
  • Daniel Meile
  • Daniel Roger Casanova
  • Alexander Jung-Loddenkemper
  • Besfort Abazi