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Consultancy Boutique for Startups & Corporates

Why smartGAP?

Startups have gaps, at each stage of their life cycle. These gaps must be filled in a smart and fast way, so that founders can stay focused on their core tasks and duties. smartGAP understands founders and their needs when gaps arise and fills these gaps for them.

Corporates are continuously navigating through challenges, in order to drive change, innovation and sustainable growth and success. smartGAP offers an entrepreneurial-driven mindset based on in-depth expertise and a solution-oriented can-do culture. 

smartGAP is a Zurich-based consultancy boutique for startups and corporates. We fill the gaps with our broad expertise and extensive network to be a smart sparring partner for startups and an entrepreneurial minded consultant to corporates.

smartGAP was founded by Lukas Gysin, a successful founder and serial entrepreneur, e.g. of the ETH Zurich spin-off uniqFEED AG.

Lukas understands the ecosystem and stakeholder needs of SME and global corporates with his expertise, which includes CEO, CFO, Auditor, Board Member and Board Secretary positions.

Lukas Gysin, Founder uniqFEED


smart. entrepreneurial minded. trustful.


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Why smartGAP?

Startup Services

We offer smart and flexible support for startups. We are happy to take on the following roles.

  • Advisory Board Member
  • Board of Director Member
  • Board of Director Secretary
  • CFO on-demand / part-time CFO
  • Commercial Advisor
  • Consultant in Due Diligence
  • Consultant in Fundraising and M&A
  • Innosuisse Startup Lead Coach
  • Interim CEO
  • Sparring Partner for Founders
Start-up Service

Corporate Services

We support SME and global corporates alike. We contribute an entrepreneurial spirit and are happy to take on the following positions.

  • Advisory Board Member
  • Board of Director Member
  • Board of Director Secretary
  • Interim CFO / CFO on-demand
  • Special Projects Lead (e.g. PMO)
Corporate Services

About us

Lukas Gysin

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Lukas Gysin is the founder and managing partner at smartGAP. Lukas has also founded ETH Zurich spin-off uniqFEED AG, a leading provider of software-based virtual sports advertising solutions in Zurich/Switzerland, New York/USA and Hannover/Germany.

Lukas, father of 4 children, is a Swiss Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has a MBA of the University of Rochester, USA and holds an EMBA of the University of Berne, Switzerland. Lukas started his professional career in 1999 in the audit & advisory department of PricewaterhouseCoopers (pwc). He also worked as an Associate Director for UBS in Business Banking before serving seven years as CFO and Board Secretary in various companies and industries.

Lukas is a dedicated Startup supporter and accredited Startup Coach at Innosuisse.

Academic Background

Swiss Certified Public Accountant –  Swiss CPA, [dipl. Wirtschaftsprüfer]

Leading in the Digital Age – IMD Lausanne, SUI

MBA University of Rochester, USA

EMBA University of Berne, SUI


Global Corporate & Startup Experience



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Expertise & Partners

smartGAP works closely with selected corporates and an extensive network of experienced professionals to provide the smartest and best solutions for our clients.

Ambassador facilitation Angel investor Awards B2B marketplaces B2C marketplaces Board experience Bootstrapping Business angels Business development Business plan Business planning Business strategy Branding Bridge financing Change management Coaching Company organization Company vision Conflict resolving Convertible loan Coping with uncertainty and stress Corporate culture Digital marketing Distributors Due diligence Early Venture Employment matters Entrepreneur EPFL Lausanne ETH Zurich spin-off Exits Expansion Financial planning Financial modeling Foundation Founders coaching Founders motivation Funding Fundraising rounds Fundraising strategy Fundraising support in Switzerland, Europe and US Growth hacking

Human resources (HR) Intellectual property (IP) Internationalization Investing Innosuisse applications Lean management Leadership and HR Licensing Manufacturing Market development Market research Market shares Marketing and sales Monetization Multicultural teams Negotiation Networking Outsourcing Partnership and alliances Pitching and pitch training Pitch deck for investors and customers Pitch material Pre-seed Pricing Product development Product to market fit Proof of concept (PoC) Project Management Office (PMO) R&D Reportings Regulatory affairs Revenue plan Scalable sales Scale-up

Seed Series A Series B Series C Series D Silicon valley Start-up foundation Strategy & planning Statutory areas Storyline training

Supply & demand challenges Surviving as an entrepreneur Tax Team building Team management and human resources

Tradesale Value Proposition Venture Capital (VC’s)

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Expertise & Partners
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