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Prix Strategis reveals the semi-finalists

 

Eighty-seven candidates applied for the 27th edition of Prix Strategis competition, however, only eight will proceed to the next round. The winner will be announced and awarded in May 2020.

 

 

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Advanon zurück in der Erfolgsspur

 

Im Sommer 2018 war die KMU-Kredit-Plattform Advanon mit einem schweren Betrugsfall konfrontiert. Das Fintech-Startup hat danach in das Risikomanagement investiert und kann nun überzeugende Zahlen für die vergangenen zwölf Monate vorlegen.

 

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Onedot gewinnt Conrad Electronic als Kunden

 

Die selbstlernenden Algorithmen von Onedot importieren die Artikeldaten von Lieferanten in die Produktinformationssysteme von Handelsfirmen. Die Gründer Bernhard Bicher und Tobias Widmer adressieren einen immensen Markt, der noch kaum bearbeitet ist.

 

 

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Algrano obtains additional CHF4 million to digitalize the coffee industry

 

This year has been a year of harvest at Algrano: the coffee startup has created 100 new relationships between roasters and growers and grew its team from 6 to 20. To continue driving digitalisation in the coffee industry, Algrano has raised CHF 4 million from its shareholders.

 

 

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Kuros raises CHF12.5 million

 

Kuros Biosciences has announced the final number of gross proceeds from the Rights Offering and Share Offering, first announced on November 19, 2019. Total gross proceeds raised from the Capital Increase amount to CHF 12.5 million. The proceeds will be used for the commercialization of the products and the further development of product candidates.

 

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Orchestra wins the Boldbrain Startup Challenge 2019

 

An innovative software for first respondent services, first paying customers and a passionate team – these qualities of Orchestra convinced the jury as well as the audience at the Boldbrain award ceremony held yesterday in Lugano. The start-up received CHF50k in cash plus a full scholarship from the USI Executive MBA worth 45.000 francs.

 

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Sonect closes an oversubscribed Series A funding

 

A few days after receiving an accolade as the «Next Global Hot Thing», Sonect, the pioneer of Virtual ATMs, has announced the completion of an oversubscribed Series A round. Together, all existing investors have contributed CHF8.45 million.

 

 

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Spinoff founders: Far from the ideal female quota

 

The recently published Gender Monitoring report by the ETH Zurich and a complementary analysis from the EPFL shed light on diversity at the universities. The percentage of female founders at the ETH Zurich has been more or less stagnant since the 1980s and has not outstripped the 10% mark. At EPFL, the average percentage of female Spinoff founders or...

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Neue Investoren für DSwiss

 

Eine durch das Multi Familiy Office Verium vertretene Investorengruppe übernimmt eine signifikante Minderheit an der DSwiss und schiesst zusätzliches Kapital ein. Das Volumen der Finanzierung wurde nicht kommuniziert.

 

 

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10 Venture Leaders Mobile will represent Switzerland in Barcelona 2020

 

The Swiss National Startup Team will head to Barcelona in February 2020 with the Venture Leaders Mobile program. The roadshow will showcase Switzerland’s most-innovative mobile startups to international investors and telecom industry leaders during the Mobile World Congress (MWC).

 

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