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Breaking records in the coronavirus crisis

 

Some startups offer exactly the tools that are needed now. No wonder they are developing magnificently in contrast to the general trend. Smallpdf, Selma, MySky and Skin Match are four examples.

 

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Board members with a wealth of experience for startups and SICTIC

 

Whether it is business or Information technology, the recently appointed board members at the Startups Loanboox and Gravity, and the Business Angel firm SICTIC, bring at least 20 years of experience. In their new roles, they will support the companies in reaching their strategic goals.

 

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aiCTX changes name to SynSense and closes Series A round

 

SynSense (formerly aiCTX), the Zurich-based AI chip start-up, has closed a Series A fundraising and will expand its footprint to China.

 

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Scale-ups fight their way through the crisis

 

UrbanAlps with the Stealth Key and QualySense with their QSorter – a grainsorting robot were just taking off at full steam when the Covid crisis hit. Nevertheless UrbanAlps stuck to a marketing campaign with Stephan Lichtsteiner and QualySsense launched a new product. At the same time the scale-ups have to fight with challenges.

 

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Locatee raises $4 million in Series A funding

 

Zurich based Locatee has the ambition to become the Google Analytics of office buildings. The startup, which uses existing sensors and IT infrastructures to generate detailed data on space utilization has obtained $4 million in the Series A round led by FYRFLY Venture Partners and the recently launched  Tomahawk VC. The funds will allow for strategic...

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Mit neuartigem Krafttraining auf Expansionskurs

 

Das Zürcher Startup AURUM expandiert in die Ost- und Zentralschweiz und bietet sein 6 Minuten Krafttraining in Zukunft auch in St. Gallen und Zug in eigenen Studios an. Im Gegensatz zu den gängigen Sportstudios verfügt AURUM über ein eigenes Research und Development Team, das Technologie für Krafttraining und medizinische Rehabilitation in der Schweiz...

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CHF 3 million for Zippsafe

 

At the end of April 2020, Zippsafe successfully completed a financing round of CHF 3 million. Founded in 2016 and with offices in Zurich and Budapest, the company has developed the most popular space-saving locker room solution.

 

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ELDICO Scientific secures fresh capital to accelerate product development

 

Based on a pre-money valuation of CHF 5 million, Eldico Scientific has raised almost CHF 1.5 million in the seed round led by BERNINA BioInvest. Investors from Germany and the Netherlands, the Aargauische Kantonalbank (AKB) and Venture Kick contributed in the round.

 

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Liquiditätshilfen für Startups: Fünf Kantone sind bereit

 

Ab morgen läuft das Bundesprogramm, das Schweizer Startups Zugang zu Bürgschaften verschafft. Die Waadt, Neuenburg, Freiburg, das Wallis und Luzern sind bereit für die Bearbeitung von Anträgen. Genf wird folgen, Kantone wie Basel-Stadt und Zug werden noch entscheiden. Zürich beteiligt sich definitiv nicht.

 

 

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CHF 2.5 million for the Zug-based Vereign

 

Vereign AG is a Swiss network for verified and self-sovereign identity. The company has announced the closing of a CHF 2.5 million seed round led by a renowned Swiss entrepreneur via his Zurich based Family Office with contribution from AquilaDirekt AG, Blockchain and technology groups and seasoned Swiss business angels.

 

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