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Swiss digital marketing startups to pitch in Cologne

Three Swiss startups have been nominated among the Top 16 finalists of the Digital Marketing Innovation World Cup. The finalists will pitch their ideas before the audience of more than 50’000 visitors at the 2017 dmexco trade fair in Cologne, Germany. The winner will be announced and crowned as the “Digital Marketing Hero”.

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SecureSafe knackt 1-Million-User-Grenze

Der Schweizer Cloud-Speicher «SecureSafe» wächst kontinuierlich. Im Juli 2017 hat der Dienst die Grenze von einer Million Nutzern durchbrochen.

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Swiss Startup Ecosystem: Maturing but still challenges to tackle

During summer several blog posts and articles about the Swiss Startup ecosystem were published – by outsiders as well as by insiders. They provide a lot of insights and raise thought-provoking questions: Are Swiss founders not ambitious enough? Should more Swiss startups leave the country?

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Kuros raises CHF 17M

Kuros Biosciences has concluded an overallotment option granted to Zürcher Kantonalbank. In total, the company raised CHF 16.9 million from the sale of 1,351,606 shares in the rights and share offering. These sale was based on the issue price of CHF 12.50 per share. The funds will be used in preparation for the commercialization of Kuros’ products in the US...

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Aduno Gruppe übernimmt Mehrheit an Contovista

Die Aduno Gruppe baut ihre Beteiligung am Schweizer Fintech Start-up Contovista aus. Die Angel Investoren verkaufen ihre Anteile an Aduno. 30 Prozent der Anteile verbleiben im Besitz des aktuellen Managements, das weiterhin für das operative Geschäft verantwortlich bleibt.

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LuckaBox allows for 90-minute delivery

LuckaBox is an innovative city-logistics start up revolutionizing the way urban e-commerce shoppers experience delivery. The startup provides on-demand urban bike delivery services to online retailers via a state-of-the art data-science-driven and customer-centric web platform. Aike Festini CEO and co-founder of LuckaBox shared the progress of LuckaBox.

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Wellcome Trust supports Polyphor and Neurotune

Polyphor received a first 0.6 mCHF milestone payment from the Wellcome Trust under a Seeding Drug Discovery Award of total up to 2.3 mCHF granted in February 2017. Neurotune was selected for a Wellcome Trust Pathfinder Award.

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IRewind delivers personalised video clips for the UBS Kids Cup

Software startup iRewind has delivered personalised finisher video clips for the junior athletes participating in the 2017 UBS Kids Cup. Over 1800 clips were produced each day. The startup will again deliver a video clip for each participating kid in the Swiss final.

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Loriot gains growth momentum

Loriot, an Internet of Things (IoT) specialist, has seen significant growth since its foundation in 2015. Today, the startup serves more than 6000 clients in 100 countries. The startup is further expanding its team in its headquarters in Thalwil to extend its core business and customer services.

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Peripal completes series A financing round

Peripal, an ETH start-up developing medical devices to facilitate dialysis has completed the first closing of its series A financing round. The funds will be used to accelerate production as the company gets ready for the EU launch in 2018.

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