The F10 Acceleration Program (previously known as Scaleup Program) premiered with its first cohort in 2020. The program aims to facilitate POCs, pilots, and other collaborations between innovative post-seed startups and Swiss banks, insurance companies, and the Swiss stock exchange SIX to build tomorrow’s financial and insurance services.
The call for applications for Batch II attracted almost 200 companies with market traction from various countries. The jury has nominated the ten companies to undertake the program. Over three months, the selected startups will have a platform to collaborate with the F10 corporate partners in Switzerland and connect with the international F10 ecosystem including Spain and Singapore. Furthermore, they will get access to the F10 Investor Network to help them improve sales, scaling as well as fundraising skills.
Batch II comprises the following startups:
FQX(Switzerland) – provides an electronic promissory note (eNote) infrastructure that enables liquidity crossing borders and markets without rule-books and in a banking-grade DLT environment.
Neuroprofiler(France) – uses behavioural finance and gamification to uncover the true ESG preferences of investors.
MinerEye(Israel) – enables the discovery of unstructured data for automated governance, data privacy and protection and cloud optimization.
Joulica (Ireland) – elevates the customer experience by orchestrating journeys across all interaction channels using rich real-time and predictive analytics.
Norbloc(Sweden) – enables individuals, organizations and regulators to effectively manage and securely share verified Know Your Customer data via Blockchain.
Edgeless Systems(Germany) – builds the most secure platform to store, analyze, and share data, using Confidential Computing.
DigiShares(Denmark) – provides a white-label platform for processes related to issuance, corporate management, and trading of tokenized securities
Crymbo (United Kingdom) is a unique SaaS-B2B-Network concept, tailor-made for financial institutions allowing them to easily offer digital assets.
Elimity (Belgium) – helps highly-regulated enterprises secure access to their IT assets as easily as possible.
Verif-y (United States) – enables organizations to seamlessly authenticate counterpart identities without needing to see or store the data.
The program consists of three monthly 3-day bootcamps, the first one to start on 22 February, online due to continued lockdown restrictions in Switzerland. As soon as possible, F10 aims to return to in-person program delivery in Zurich as business relationships are best being built in-person. The cohort will conclude with a public Pitch Party on 5 May.
(Press release / RAN)