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Venture Kick awards CHF 300’000 to Genknowme and Planted Foods

 

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Venture Kick will continue to support and finance Swiss startups as planned and invest CHF5 million this year. The two newest additions to the portfolio are Genknowme, a Lausanne based startup enabling epigenetic testing and Planted Foods offering plant-based "meat". Both have received CHF 150,000.

 

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Startups continue to thrive despite the crisis

 

The advent of the coronavirus has brought about several changes in the economy. For startups such as Airconsole, Farmy, Five up and Derma2Go, these changes are reflected in the rising sales figures and growing customer base. 

 

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A Global 72h Online Hackathon to fight COVID-19

 

HackZurich, Europe’s largest hackathon, mobilizes its ecosystem of several thousand developers, engineers and data scientists to develop open-source prototypes to address the current COVID-19 challenges. Physicians, health experts, startups and creative individuals will join the Online Hackathon.

 

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SET100 Awards – a showcase of Swiss energy startups

 

The 4th edition of the Startup Energy Transition (SET) Award has announced the Top 100 innovative startups across all sectors of the clean energy field. Eleven Swiss startups made it in the ranks. 

 

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Kanton Zürich schnürt Corona-Hilfspaket

 

Der Zürcher Regierungsrat hat heute Massnahmen zur Unterstützung der Wirtschaft bekannt gegeben. Im Mittelpunkt stehen KMU, Selbständige und Kulturschaffende. Unter anderem wird es eine Kreditausfallgarantie von 425 Millionen Franken für Geschäftsbanken geben, damit diese KMU mit Darlehen beistehen.

 

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Orell Füssli acquires a stake in Procivis

 

Swiss security technology specialist Orell Füssli has acquired a stake in e-government solution provider Procivis. Within the framework of a strategic partnership, the two companies will jointly promote the development of trustworthy technologies in the fields of e-government and electronic identities.

 

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Swiss Fintech Award Winner: F10

 

The «Fintech Influencer of the Year» category was created for individuals or organisations who have positively shaped or influenced the Swiss fintech scene. This year F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator has been awarded the prize.

 

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qiio secures CHF 5 million in the first financial round

 

The ETH Spin-off focusing on edge-to-cloud industrial IoT solutions has received CHF 3 million loan guarantee from the Technology Fund and CHF 2 million from an undisclosed investor, bringing the total funding to CHF 5 million. The funds will fuel product development and market expansion.

 

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Swiss Fintech Award winner: Instimatch Global

 

Instimatch Global operates a platform for money market trading, thus digitising one of the last major markets in the financial industry in which business is still done mostly without the use of in-depth technology. The start-up is pursuing an ambitious and successful growth course, and network effects can already be felt.

 

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Gewinner des Swiss Fintech Awards: Legartis

 

Mit ihrer KI-basierten Software nimmt Legartis Anwaltskanzleien und Rechtsabteilungen aufwändige, repetitive Tätigkeiten ab. Der Markteintritt war erfolgreich, nun geht man auf Wachstumskurs.

 

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