Go Beyond is an investing platform that enables both experienced and inexperienced investors to build, manage and exit diversified portfolios of direct investments in established startups companies. The company provides different training and coaching programs to its members (investors and entrepreneurs) to enable them acquire relevant skills and knowledge about investing and raising funds. The programs also act as a bridge between investors and startups seeking funds.
Thanks to this opportunity investors have closed large deals with eight startup companies in 2016. They have in total invested 2’257’500 Swiss francs and part of it was contributed to the ongoing financing round of Go Beyond itself. During the course of the year startupticker published four of the startup financing rounds involving Go Beyond. Four other startups joined the portfolio.
Faction Collective: Designs and distributes Faction Skis, one of the fastest-growing ski and outdoor clothing brands worldwide. Faction skis and outdoor clothing have won over 50 awards for quality and innovation and are sold in 25 countries around the world.
Fastree3D: The Fastree3D imaging sensors help recognize and measure distance to fast moving objects in real-time, enabling driving assistance or intelligent automation.
Safe Swiss Cloud: The startup is operating a Swiss based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform, which allows customers to run enterprise grade cloud solutions. It also offers the very latest virtual data centres.
Scientific visual: Supplies quality control workstations to visualize defects in non-polished sapphire such as watch covers, ingots and wafers.
The already published startup investments are:
Saphetor: the startup is specialising in genome-scale analysis based on next generation sequencing to facilitate faster, more accurate diagnoses and informed decisions for the selection of the best therapies.
Movu: Operates platform to enable individuals intending to move or relocate plan their moving stress free and faster. Upon request, the company provides them with five offers from their selected partners (moving or/and cleaning companies) from which they can select. A fixed price is charged to the customer.
Flyability: Developed the first collision-tolerant drone designed for inspection and exploration of inaccessible or confined spaces.
DomoSafety: Developed an intelligent care system that ensures utmost safety for elderly, allowing them continue living independently. This device detects behavioural patterns and notifies health care professionals or family members when there is an emergency.
Investors from Go Beyond have invested small amounts in four other startups: Cellestia Biotech, Go4Venture, Mininavident, Velobar and one undisclosed company.
In addition to the financing of tech start-ups members of GoBeyond invested almost CHF700k in the platform itself.
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