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An Entrepreneurs Corona Survival Guide for Startups

 

Herbert Bay co-founded the ETH Zurich spinoff kooaba in 2007. In 2014 the company was successfuly sold to Qualcomm. In our guest column he presents 15 options to bring your startup through a crisis. Some of them he applied himself during the financial crises in 2008, others he observed in other startups.

 

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NEMIS secures CHF 3.4 million in Series B round

 

This year, NEMIS Technologies plans to launch its first diagnostic kits for bacterial detection in food and healthcare fields. This ambition will be funded by the 3.5 million Swiss francs raised in a Series B round. 

 

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FINMA vergibt erste Fintech-Lizenz an Yapeal

 

Seit Januar 2019 existiert in der Schweiz eine Fintech-Lizenz. YAPEAL hat nun als erstes Unternehmen eine solche Lizenz erhalten. Jetzt arbeitet die Challenger-Bank am Markteintritt.

 

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Venture Kick passes the CHF 30 million total in start capital investment

 

This Wednesday Venture Kick invested 40’000 Swiss Francs in its 700th project, passing the CHF 30 million total in start capital investment in talented researchers to support the commercialization of their inventions to global markets.

 

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Mpower secures new investment to expand its off-grid energy in Africa

 

Remote regions in Zambia, Togo and Cameroon have access to energy, thanks to Mpower venture's off-grid energy solution. To expand into more regions, the startup launched a crowdfunding campaign and has already reached its target goal. Energy 4 impact has also made a strategic investment of USD 25'000 in the startup. 

 

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Four Swiss startups among world’s top innovators

 

When it comes to applying for awards or gaining global recognition, Swiss start-ups stretch beyond Switzerland. Recently Sevensense, Nexthink, Kokora and eSmart have been in the global spotlight shinning among the world’s top innovators.

 

 

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Expense Robot raises CHF 1.7 million from Swisscom and SIX

 

Expense Robot’s vision is to leverage Artificial Intelligence to fully automate all expense- and business credit card processes. The team has already landed renowned global customers such as Swissquote, Kägi, Ameropa or SkyCell. The seed round to finance further growth was co-led by Swisscom Ventures and SIX with participation from Angel investors like...

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Swiss startups strengthen top management for the scale-up phase

 

Myriam Reinle took the helm of the Swiss Fintech firm Evolute. Cyril Halter has been selected to lead ecoRobotix’s operational expansion. And Oculis appoints Marcia de Souza Lima, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer.

 

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Westhive eröffnet Location in Basel

 

Der Coworking-Anbieter Westhive eröffnet im Basler Rosental Mitte die erste Location ausserhalb Zürichs. Der neue Standort ist der Startschuss für die schweizweite Expansion.

 

 

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W.A. de Vigier Award : Numerous Cleantech Startups in the Top 16

 

16 startups are one lap further in the race for five coveted W.A. de Vigier Awards. Among the top 16 are seven cleantech companies. Out of the Top 16 ten finalists will be chosen. Finally, five startups will receive CHF 100,000 each at the award ceremony on June 3, 2020.

 

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