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Hochkarätiger Beirat soll LENDs Wachstum weiter antreiben

 

Das Zürcher Fintech LEND wächst stetig. 20‘000 Kreditnehmer sowie –Investoren benutzen die 2015 gegründete Crowdlending-Plattform. Im letzten Jahr konnte das ausbezahlte Kreditvolumen um 70 Prozent gesteigert werden. Nun soll ein hochkarätiger Beirat das Wachstum weiter beschleunigen.

 

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First Ventures supports five promising startup projects with CHF750,000

 

Projects from HES-SO, HEIG-VD, HSLU and ZHdk have been awarded with CHF150k each by First Ventures, a programme of the Gebert Rüf Foundation which aims to increase the number of spin-offs from Universities of Applied Sciences.

 

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Pureos Bioventures invests in first company

 

NovaGo Therapeutics has closed a Series A financing round of CHF 10 million led by Pureos Bioventures and the strategic partner Neurimmune. It is the first investment for Pureos, the new venture fund of Bellevue Asset Management led by former Esbatech CEO Dominik Escher.

 

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Finalists named for Swiss Fintech Awards

 

The fintech conference and awards night on 14 March will again bring together start-ups and established players, experts and practitioners. The four companies competing for the title of the best early stage and the best growth stage start-up have now been selected.

 

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Swiss Startup Launches Software to Make Drones Dramatically Safer

 

Verity Studios has completed more than 100,000 autonomous flights safely above people, across more than 20 countries worldwide during its drone shows. Now it offers its Failsafe solution to drone manufacturers as a standalone or complementary safety solution to guard against the most common cause of system-error crashes: propulsion system failures.

 

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F10 announces ten startups for «Product to Market Program»

 

F10’s P3 «Product to Market Program» aims to open doors for mature startups to find their way into the Swiss F10 ecosystem with the goal of driving innovation towards the FinTech of tomorrow. The first instalment last September was a success. Now start-ups have been selected for the second edition.

 

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Crashkurs für Gründungsinteressierte

 

Die Startup Europe Week ist eine Initiative, die Gründungsinteressierten an Events einen Überblick über die lokale Startupszene, Unterstützungsinitiativen sowie die «Do’s» und «Don’ts» des Gründens verschafft. Am 12. März findet zum ersten Mal ein Event in Zürich statt.

 

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Austrian technology group selects BestMile and Exeon

 

Mobility start-up BestMile and security start-up Exeon Analytics were able to win over the expert jury and secure the opportunity to participate in the four-month accelerator program of Kapsch Group, a globally-operating technology group with around 7,200 employees.

 

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Swiss FinTech sector gains in importance

 

The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has conducted its fourth review of the Swiss FinTech market. The results of the study indicate the continued strong growth and increasing maturity of the local FinTech sector.

 

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Swisscanto Growth Fund invests in GetYourGuide

 

Swisscanto's new CHF150 million growth fund has made its first investment in GetYourGuide via a secondary transaction. The fund plans to to add further interesting companies to the fund portfolio within this year.

 

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