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Five years of insights and inspiration

 

 

The Startup Grind community has three main objectives: to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Five years since its launch in Zurich Startup Grind has gathered more than 1500 entrepreneurs, hosted over 40 events and has reached 12 000 YouTube views of the fireside chat recordings. We asked David Butler about learnings and future plans. 

 

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Zurich’s Trust Square to become world’s largest blockchain hub

 

 

Right from its start in April 2018, Trust Square’s more than 200 desks have been fully booked. By the fourth quarter of this year, the world’s largest blockchain hub of its kind will cover more than 3,000 square metres and offer over 300 workstations to startups and researchers.

 

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Romandie based recruiting platform on the growth course

 

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TieTalent has relaunched its recruitment platform to focus on tech talents and companies in the Swiss-French region. The startup has also raised CHF 250'000 in a pre-seed round from private investors to fund marketing activities and expand beyond the Romandie region.

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CorFlow Secures USD 9.7M in Seed Funding

 

 

Experienced private medical device investors provide CorFlow Therapeutics with capital. The funds will be used for a First-in-Man clinical trial. CorFlow Controlled Flow Infusion system aims for an early detection and treatment for damages in the heart tissue.

 

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Thomson Reuters integrates Squirro’s technology in new solutions

 

 

Thomson Reuters has partnered with Squirro to provide an AI-driven solution that leverages the power of today’s customer relationship management (CRM) platforms. The goal is to deliver a complete, current overview of each client.

 

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Ivo Furrer wird Präsident von digitalswitzerland

 

 

Die Generalversammlung von digitalswitzerland hat Ivo Furrer einstimmig zum neuen Präsidenten des Vorstandes gewählt. Er übernimmt damit die Nachfolge von Christian Wenger per Ende 2018. 

 

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Venturelab and digitalswitzerland present top 13 startups to international investors

 

 

Before the TOP 100 Swiss startups of the year were awarded, thirteen selected deep tech startups had the opportunity to pitch in front of 110 international investors at the TOP 100 Swiss Investor Summit. The event was co-organized by Venturelab and digitalswitzerland.

 

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A successful platform for learning, exchange and co-investing

 

 

One year since its launch, Lorange Network, a platform and app for family offices, private investors and family businesses, now counts 200 members and circa 70 contributing experts. The Network foused on continuous learning, listening and exchange, has now launched a «Deal wall» to enable its members to look for co-investors.

 

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Atomico and Keen Venture Partners lead Beekeeper’s $13m round

 

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Zurich and San Francisco based Beekeeper has raised USD13 million lead by Atomico and Keen Venture Partners. The startup built a digital workplace app to enhance communication between non-desk workers and managers and is global market leader.

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Zurich launches global competition for insurtech startups

 

 

Zurich Insurance Group has launched its Innovation World Championship with the aim to collaborate with the brightest and best start-ups and entrepreneurs in the insurtech space. Applications for Swiss start-ups are open.

 

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