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EIC grants to drive Swiss innovation projects forward

 

Following the new cut-off, seven Swiss startups have confirmed the receipt of grants under the European Innovation Council (EIC) programme. The startups each obtained above two million Euros to facilitate their projects.

 

 

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Startup Pitch: Building a smart ecosystem for boats

 

Two months ago, clickahoy launched its solution for smart boats, which offers owners more security, control and comfort and, thanks to the involvement of partners, also makes professional services more efficient. 40 boats are already equipped with the system and a financing round is now planned to start the growth phase.

 

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Vontobel investiert in Yapeal

 

Yapeal hat vergangene Woche seine Konto-App im Markt lanciert hat. Nun steigt das kotierte Schweizer Investmenthaus Vontobel als Investor beim Schweizer Startup ein. Vontobel nutzt Technologie und Services von Yapeal bereits seit längerem für die digitale Kontoeröffnung.

 

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4FO Ventures leads Positrigo’s CHF 3.9m series A round

 

Positrigo has raised more than CHF 6 million in blended financing, which includes a CHF 3.9 million series A round led by 4FO Ventures. The funds will be used to support the development of the start-up’s next-generation head Positron Emission Tomography system for the brain.

 

 

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European funds for Swiss start-ups

 

Three Swiss start-ups are among the beneficiaries of two EIT programs designed to support activities geared towards addressing the current pandemic and enabling continuity. SwissdeCode won in EIT Food program while Volumina Medical and Hemotune in  EIT Health.

 

 

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The first film about the Swiss deep tech startup scene

 

Outsider know little about the daily business, the troubles, sorrows and challenges of the young founders on their quest to build innovative business models that reach global success. The world of deep tech startups is the central theme of the documentary miniseries “Start-up” by director Manuel Stagars. It premieres on July 16 2020 at 4 PM.

 

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HOPR secures $1 million in a seed round

 

HOPR is a Web3 data privacy-protecting pioneer founded by two co-founders of fintech start-up Sonect. Following the launch in May, HOPR has closed an investment round of $1 million led by Binance Labs, which participated as a strategic investor. The funds will be used for further technology development and expanding the team.

 

 

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IDUN Technologies wins an additional investor

 

Just a month after the closing of its seed round with Sony, IDUN Technologies specialised in sensors for wearable devices, has received additional investment from Joyance Partners. The startup will benefit from the latter’s expertise for the development of new products.

 

 

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Parquery: A smart parking system in 32 countries

 

Finding a free parking spot in urban areas can be tedious, especially when there is no oversight of a parking area. Parquery is offering a smart parking system that uses existing cameras and image recognition software to detect the occupancy of parking spaces. Customers in 32 countries and investors believe in the solution.

 

 

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Boston based company acquires Swiss software provider

 

The Boston-based company, Appfire has today announced the acquisition of the Zurich based Beecom Products, whose co-founder Fabian Hediger will lead Appfire’s growth initiatives as General Manager. Beecom is a top-selling Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner and provider of software tools software developers. Its solutions are used by more than 18,000...

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