Anil Sethi

Anil Sethi

Of Counsel

Raemistrasse 5
CH-8024 Zurich

Tel +41 58 200 39 00

Fax +41 58 200 39 11


Nicole Dürkhoff

Anil is Entrepreneur in Residence at ETH Zurich, and teaches courses on entrepreneurship. He is also an advisor or expert to a number of Swiss and European organisations supporting startups. Over a course of 8 years, he has advised over 200 startups at various stages of development on topics including funding options, investor negotiations, multiple funding rounds and valuation, customers, suppliers and partners, IP strategy, go-to-market strategy, scaling effectively, and on exit strategy. He guides SMEs and large companies as an advisor in converting innovation to future competitive advantage. Anil’s debut management book “From Science to Startup”, published by Springer in 2016, has been recognised as one of the top five books in the world for entrepreneurship and innovation for 2017. Previously, Anil co-founded and was CEO of Flisom AG, a spin-off of ETH Zurich. He also co-founded Scrona AG and Instaheat AG. Anil is often invited to deliver keynote addresses and provide insights on various elements of entrepreneurship. Anil qualified as a Chartered Accountant from India and obtained an MBA from the London Business School.

Practice areas
  • Startups and Venture Capital
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Startup Desk
  • 2000: MBA London Business School, UK
  • 1993: Chartered Accountant, India
  • 1991: Cost & Works Accountant, India
  • 1989: Undergraduate Degree (Commerce), India
Experience / Career
  • since 2019: Of Counsel, Kellerhals Carrard, Zurich
  • since 2016: Entrepreneur in Residence, ETH Zurich
  • 2006-2015: CEO / CFO, Flisom AG, Switzerland
  • 2001-2005: IBM, Switzerland
  • 1994-2000: Arthur Andersen, India
  • English
  • German
Further activities
  • Entrepreneur in Residence, ETH Zurich
  • Teach Entrepreneurship at ETH Zurich
  • Mitbegründer, Instaheat AG, Zurich
  • Mitbegründer, Scrona AG, Zurich
Board memberships
  • Vatorex AG
  • Instaheat AG
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Book “From Science to Startup” recognised as one of the top five books in the world for 2017 for innovation & entrepreneurship

  • Invited to the World Economic Forum and recognised as Technology Pioneer in 2007

Publications and presentations
  • Management Book “From Science to Startup”, Published by Springer in 2016

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