Fintech and Crypto support organisations move closer together


F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator and Crypto Valley Labs have announced a partnership around bringing more crypto and blockchain knowledge to Zurich and supporting fintech startups working with crypto currencies or blockchain technology.


A long-term goal of the partnership is to combine Crypto Valley Labs’ knowledge on crypto- and blockchain-specific startup acceleration and advisory with F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator’s know-how on coaching and connecting fintech startups with corporates. The partnership further enables F10’s reach into the heart of the Crypto Valley ecosystem. “At the end of the day, most startups in the fintech industry face the same challenges. We are looking forward to enhancing our network of corporates, startup mentors and investors and business or technology specialists by crypto and blockchain experts to provide better support and guidance for startups working in this field”, states Andreas Iten, co-founder and board member at F10 FinTech Incubator and Accelerator.

“The Crypto Valley has long grown beyond the city of Zug and spans to Zurich and across all of Switzerland and Lichtenstein. This partnership with F10 is proof of this scaling effect. The CV Labs’ crypto- and blockchain focused incubation program and the corporate venturing business of inacta and Lakeside Partners will fuse nicely with the offering of F10, enabling Switzerland’s leading position in the Fintech and Crypto innovation efforts to stabilize and extrapolate”, says Mathias Ruch, co-founder at Crypto Valley Labs and founder and managing partner at Lakeside Partners.

Zug-based Crypto Valley Labs has access to a co-working space at F10 in Zurich and vice versa. This workplace sharing facilitates the exchange of knowledge and know-how between the new partners. And because Blockchain is all about being connected, F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator’s co-founder and board member Andreas Iten is participating in the ecosystem panel at today’s Blockchain Summit organized by Crypto Valley Labs in Zug. 

(Press release)

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