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Roger Federer invests in On

 

The Swiss running shoe brand On is successful globally. A major partnership with Roger Federer is giving the company another boost. The tennis superstar is not the first prominent sportsman to invest in a young Swiss company.

 

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A steady growth at smallpdf with half a billion users

 

Smallpdf, an online PDF software, has reached over 500 million users across 200 countries. Other areas within the company have also significantly grown.

 

 

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New York software company acquires CYCL for CHF21 million

 

Based in Basel, CYCL is the leading intranet software provider with over CHF 9.5m in revenues. The company has been acquired by the New York-based software company, LiveTiles. The purchase price includes an upfront payment of AUD 19.0m (CHF12.9m). Additional earn-out consideration is capped at AUD 13.2m (CHF9m).

 

 

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FenX und Cutiss mit Swiss Technology Award 2019 ausgezeichnet

 

Über 100 Unternehmen haben sich mit ihren Technologieprojekten für den Swiss Technology Award beworben. Gewonnen haben jetzt der Zuger Sika-Konzern und die beiden Startups FenX und Cutiss. Der Preis wurde im Rahmen des Swiss Innovation Forum überreicht.

 

 

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“Netflix of games” raises USD 3M in a Series A funding round

 

AirConsole, a globally leading platform for casual games, closed its Series A funding round. The round was led by Ringier Digital Ventures. Funds will be used to build out the game library and develop partnerships with TV operators and manufacturers globally.

 

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From Biovotion to Biofourmis

 

The Zurich-based Biovotion, provider of a clinical-grade wearable biosensor platform is now a subsidiary of Biofourmis, the Boston based global leader in digital therapeutics. Following the acquisition, the entire startup team will be incorporated into the parent company under the new name Biofourmis AG based in Zurich.

 

 

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Touchless Automation celebrates triumph against European startups

 

The Zurich-based startup specialising in contactless handling technologies, has received €25’000 as the winner of the Productronica Fast Forward competition. The startup’s first fully automatic machine, Levio stood out against other products from European startups.

 

 

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Ten startups proceed to the finals of the ConTech Award

 

The jury of the first Contech award has selected ten startups to present their business ideas and products at the upcoming Swissbau 2020 in Basel. An equal number of startups will contest in two competition categories: Planning and Building.

 

 

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Juvabis' fight against antimicrobial resistance continues in first in-human clinical trials

 

The UZH spinoff Juvabis is developing Apramycin, an aminoglycoside antibiotic that has demonstrated encouraging efficacy against multidrug-resistant bacteria. The startup has commenced the first-in-human clinical trials to evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the drug candidate.

 

 

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Des ambitions nationales pour Little Green House

 

 

Après-demain Holding SA (Debiopharm) vient de prendre une participation dans la société Little Green House SA, holding détenant un réseau de crèches privées en Suisse romande et en Suisse alémanique. Cet investissement permettra à la société de se développer au niveau national en proposant notamment des crèches préfabriquées dans toute la Suisse.

 

 

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