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The EIT Food cohort of 2020 is ready for the acceleration journey

 

Four Swiss startups are among the 60 agritech startups selected to join the EIT Food Acceleration Network (EIT FAN) program. The startups will benefit from mentorship, programming, and resources to accelerate their growth and impact.

 

 

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Wingman Ventures leads funding round with European co-investors

 

Certifaction, the Zurich-based software company addressing the document and signature forgery issue has today announced the closing of its first financing round of CHF 1.1m led by Wingman Ventures with participation from Seedcamp and Angel Invest Ventures.

 

 

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Hilti und Battrion verbessern Litium-Ionen-Akkus

 

Das ETH Zürich Spin-off Battrion und Hilti haben eine Batteriezelle entwickelt, die stärkere Leistung bringt und sich schneller aufladen lässt. Dies ohne die Lebenszeit des Akkus zu verkürzen. Für die beteiligten Partner ist die erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit ein Musterbeispiel für Kooperationen zwischen Konzernen und Startups.

 

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Neon goes international

 

In partnership with London based TransferWise, neon, the Swiss mobile banking services provider is now offering cheaper and faster international transfers. The Hypothekarbank Lenzburg backs this service to eliminate intermediaries.

 

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Swisscoms neue Mobile ID App setzt auf Futuraes Authentisierung

 

Swisscom Trust Services neue Mobile ID App für ein unkompliziertes und sicheres Login, Digitale Signatur und Willensbekundung setzt auf Futuraes Zwei-Faktor Authentisierungs-Plattform. Die Lösung richtet sich an Unternehmen in der Schweiz und EU.  Eingesetzt wird sie zum Beispiel bereits vom Kanton Neuenburg. 

 

 

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Swiss Deluxe Hotels launches PrivateDeal’s booking system

 

PrivateDeal, a Lausanne based start-up together with Swiss Delux Hotels (SDH) have launched a joint booking platform to allow customers to bid prices. SDH comprises of 40 iconic five-star hotels such as the Dolder Grand in Zurich, The Chedi Andermatt, Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Carlton Hotel St Moritz and Baur au Lac. As of today, the platform is active.

 

 

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Successful Machine-Learning-Startup Targets Global Market

 

With MINT.extract, a solution to extract unstructured information from documents, turicode already generates more than one million Swiss francs in turnover. Until now, the team has relied on building the company via bootstrapping. For the next growth step, the team now wants to bring investors on board.

 

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CUTISS closes series B funding

 

Medtech start-up CUTISS today announced it has successfully closed its series B financing round. The fundraising aiming at CHF 20 million was eventually oversubscribed.

 

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Major setback for Molecular Partners

 

The FDA has rejected the application for Abicipar pegol, Molecular Partner’s most advanced molecule. Allergan and Molecular Partners received a so called Complete Response Letter from FDA.

 

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Vivior sets foot in the United States

 

After Europe, Vivior has launched its products in the United States market. The start-up brings to the US the Vivior Monitor, a wearable device for customers and patient that need to improve their vision. The company has appointed John Frantzis as Chief Commercial Officer to oversee activities in the new market.

 

 

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