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W. A. de Vigier awards the five winners on air

 

The jury of the de Vigier Award 2020 revealed and awarded the five most outstanding companies in the competition. In a live broadcast on CNNMoney Switzerland, the jury bestowed a cash prize of CHF 100’000 to each winner. Four out of five winners are Cleantech startups.

 

 

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SwissGames Showcase 2020 nominates 11 participants

 

A panel of international experts has selected 11 independent studios to participate in the newly launched SwissGames Showcase 2020. Initiated by Pro Helvetia, the program will enable the participants to access business opportunities in the challenging times of Covid-19.

 

 

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Additional capital for TOLREMO therapeutics

 

The Swiss biotechnology company TOLREMO is developing resistance-preventing precision therapies for patients with cancer. In the second closing of its Series A round, the startup received CHF 4.7 Million, bringing the round to CHF 13.7M (USD $14.2M). BioMedPartners and Altos Venture led the round.

 

 

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Teylor finalises its CHF 8M financing round

 

SME Lending platform Teylor plans to expand its lending and software business throughout Europe and to solidify its position in the SME banking segment. The recent capital increase of CHF 8 million with existing and new investors makes this goal attainable.

 

 

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Good news for two accelerators

 

F10 Zurich has a new Head. And Baselaunch has a new partner. It’s the first VC supporting the Basel Area-based biotech venture accelerator and incubator.

 

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Bota systems achieves the first milestones at its new headquarters in Zurich

 

Initially, the Bota Systems team came to Switzerland from Greece to participate in the Kickstart Accelerator program. The startup, which is now offering high performance and cost-effective sensors for robots that interact with humans, is rooted in Zurich with clients across the globe.

 

 

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Startup Pitch: The Data Cleaners

 

Data preparation for machine learning applications is complex and laborious. WhatToLabel has developed a solution to automate the preparation process. For the first PoC the team was able to win a Fortune 500 company and even during the Corona crisis new projects were added.

 

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Bond Mobility takes a strategic move to boost technology

 

Zurich-based Bond mobility specialising in E-bike sharing services has acquired e-motionlabs, a Belgian based mobility technology company operating a fleet of e-bikes in Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands. Bond hereby strengthens its technological capabilities and engineering capacity.

 

 

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Ready for a new journey at ESA BIC Switzerland

 

A new cohort comprising five startups has entered the incubation program of the ESA Business Incubation Centre Switzerland. Following a virtual kick-off, the startups have embarked on a two-year journey with the ESA BIC team to bring their solutions to the next level.

 

 

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CUTISS raises CHF18.7 million

 

CUTISS aims to provide patients that suffer from large and deep skin defects with an automatically produced, personalized skin tissue therapy. The proceeds will allow CUTISS to further progress denovoSkin, the Company’s unique personalized skin technology.

 

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