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Wyss Zurich receives further CHF 100 million

After seven years of development and consolidation, Hansjörg Wyss is donating an additional CHF 100 million to the Wyss Zurich Translational Center. The center, a joint initiative of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich dedicated to promoting startup projects in the fields of regenerative medicine and robotics, has established itself as a successful…

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SEIF Tech4Impact award finalists revealed

The ten startups that convinced the jury with their business impact and dimension proceed to the next phase of the Tech for Impact Awards 2022. The startups, including six from Switzerland, will again present their solution to the audience at the award ceremony on 15 June to win prizes.

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Pelt8 completes first financing round

Companies across various industries can use Pelt8 to collect sustainability data following international standards or regulatory requirements. Thanks to the fresh capital of CHF 130’000, the startup will accelerate development and grow the team.

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New investors take the lead

For start-ups, VCs are just one option among many – and some companies even manage without any investors.

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Robotic startup Isochronic closes CHF2 million seed round

Isochronic developing highly innovative pick & place robots, closed its seed financing round. The funds will be used for product development as well as first industrial installations based on Isochronic’s technology.

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$3 million to clean up data for machine learning

Zurich-based startup Lightly has concluded a $3 million seed round led by Wingman Ventures to solve data challenges in machine learning. Fortune 500 companies and startups in autonomous driving, robotics, and video analytics already use Lightly’s to clean their data. The round enable the startup to set foot in Silicon Valley this year.

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KI-Startup BLP Digital mit starkem Wachstum

Von null auf über eine Million Franken Umsatz in weniger als einem Jahr: BLP Digital fasst im Dachraum Fuss und vergrössert seine Kundenbasis kontinuierlich. Nun setzt mit Schmolz + Bickenbach das erste grosse Swissmem-Unternehmen auf die KI-basierte Automationslösung der Zürcher.

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C-Level managers for tech startups

The startups Starmind, Bottneuro, GlycocEra and PriceHubble have attracted seasoned managers to their teams, assuming new roles as Chief Customer Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. Proptech startup PriceHubble has won a leading UK banker as an advisor and investor in the company.  

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The flywheel effect

Exits are crucial for the dynamics of a start-up ecosystem. The fact that exits from Swiss start-ups are now daily business is good news – not only for investors.

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New Zurich-based venture capital fund focuses on tech for sustainability

Una Terra plans to raise €200 million for Series A investments. The first closing at €50 million is scheduled for May. The new fund has invested in five scale-ups including two companies based in Switzerland.

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