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SwissDrones obtains European drone operator license

Transport Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (Transport Malta) has granted SwissDrones a European drone operator license, allowing the company to self-authorize flight operations of its SDO50 V2 unmanned helicopters across EASA countries. This is the first EASA Light UAS Operator Certificate issued by Transport Malta, and the sixth issued in Europe.

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Microcaps wins a Swiss luxury brand as the first customer

La Prairie, a leader in the luxury cosmetics industry, is the first company to acquire Microcaps EOS 1000, an industry-first biotech instrument enabling continuous, precision production and size-controlled microcapsules at scale. It will use the technology for a new product line planned to launch later this year.

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Shea Yeah holt Deal für schnelle Skalierung

Kaum aus der deutschen Höhle der Löwen geht’s in den europäischen Markt: Sandra Fischer, die Gründerin der wasserfreien Kosmetiklinie Shea Yeah, hat die Skalierung und Multi-Channel-Marktbespielung minutiös vorbereitet. Unterstützung erhielt sie dabei vom deutschen Handelsunternehmer und Löwen Ralf Dümmel.

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Swiss entrepreneurs secure a spot in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe list

The seventh edition of Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe features 300 personalities shaping business and society in ten categories. Six startups secured a spot in the categories Health and Tech, Manufacturing and Industry, Technology and Finance.

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Engimmune Therapeutics raises CHF 15.5 million in seed financing

Less than one year following its incorporation, Basel based Engimmune therapeutics developing novel T-cell receptor (TCR)-based therapeutics has finalised its seed round. Led by Pureos Bioventures and Novo Holdings the fresh capital will fuel growth and the development of T-cell receptor-based therapies for cancer treatments.

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Westhive: Erfolgreiche Finanzierungsrunde über 6 Millionen Franken

Die Pandemie konnte Westhive nicht stoppen. Das 2017 gegründete Unternehmen, das sich zu einem der schweizweit grössten Anbieter von flexiblen Büroflächen entwickelt hat, schliesst eine erfolgreiche Finanzierungsrunde ab und nimmt 6,3 Millionen Franken ein. Die neuen Mittel fliessen in die Expansion an weiteren Standorten sowie die Weiterentwicklung der…

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Nvidia acquires Animatico

Founded in 2019, Animatico is an ETH Spinoff that leverages AI characters to help brands and retailers provide their customers with next-generation experiences through stylized AI avatars. According to research by Startupticker, Animatico has been acquired by US Tech company Nvidia. Some employees announced new roles in their parent company.

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Many small and a few large

Swiss start-ups attract well-known financiers and partners – and also a large number of smaller investors.

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Powerbank rentals become indispensable

Swiss startup Chimpy has been offering sustainable powerbanks-for-rent since its launch in 2013 – successfully. Available in more than 3000 retail stores across Europe including  900 Selecta vending machines, the startup has maintained steady growth, generating a few million Swiss francs in revenue every year.

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Another year of growth for SICTIC

The business angel club SICTIC has published its Investment Report for 2021. In total, SICTIC Investors funded 110 financing rounds of Swiss technology startups. The number of SICTIC members crossed the 500 mark.

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