Story and people behind aleno

A few years ago we started our own restaurant. The "Wirtschaft im Franz", the first crowdfunded restaurant in Switzerland, a good place, gathering good people, making a difference together: great seasonal, organic, fair food while paying fair wages. We can do that, we can do better - that's what we thought.

Though we have always achieved our ideals - we made no profit for long. Reservation management, planning, marketing – way too much effort, far too high the costs. We wanted to spend more time with our guests, and less time with paper work. We desperately wanted and needed to automate repetitive tasks.


Ivica Balenovic

CEO, Partner

Michael Iten

CPO, Partner

We were looking for a smart solution to reduce our work load and to offer new opportunities. And, of course: fair conditions, no advertising, no data theft. There was no such solution. The ignition spark for aleno. Since then we have been developing aleno in Zurich with innovative restaurateurs and programmers from all over Europe. The result is the "digital mind" for gastronomy , or as customers call it: the smart all-rounder, the right-hand person – intuitive, flexible and efficient. 


Klaus Preisner

Content, Partner

Yannick Neff

CFO, Partner

aleno is made by restaurant 
owners for restaurant owners

We’ve been fighting with paper work and repetitive tasks for a long time. Then we knew that we had to simplify it. We had to develop our own open digital system, connectable to other systems with innovative features along the whole guest journey to cut down costs and increase revenue. And so we did.


Daniele Albertinelli

COO, Partner

Olaf Kunz

Marketing, Partner

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