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CDR-Life inks lucrative collaboration agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim

 

Boehringer Ingelheim collaborates with CDR-Life to develop antibody fragment-based therapeutics for geographic atrophy, a leading cause of blindness worldwide. CDR-Life will be eligible to receive up to CHF 474.5 million in upfront and success-based milestone payments, as well as research funding and royalties on sales.

 

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Westhive gewinnt Investoren und neue Verwaltungsräte für die Expansion

 

Die vor zwei Jahren gestartete Westhive AG ist heute schweizweit eine der grössten Anbieterinnen von flexiblen Büroflächen, Team Offices und Coworking Arbeitsplätzen. Im Hinblick auf die weitere Expansion hat das Unternehmen Investoren an Bord gehlt und den den Verwaltungsrat mit IT- und Immobilienexperten erweitert.

 

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VI Partners launches a new early-stage venture fund for Switzerland

 

A new fund advised by VI Partners made a first closing with CHF 75m, supported by anchor investors including Venture Incubator (VI), European Investment Fund and Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund. The early-stage venture fund will focus on Switzerland.

 

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L'éclairage intelligent de LEDCity débarque en Romandie

 

Les technologies à haut rendement énergétique prennent de plus en plus d'importance en cette période de changement climatique. La start-up zurichoise LEDCity, spécialisée dans les technologies propres, développe une solution d'éclairage intelligente qui réduit considérablement la consommation d'énergie. Cette technologie est désormais appelée à s'implanter...

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A digital bootcamp for seven Swiss startups to explore the US market

 

Until May 15, a selected cohort comprising seven Swiss startups in the Innousuisse Internationalisation camp will participate in a virtual bootcamp organised by swissnex San Francisco. Despite being digital, the bootcamp comes with several activities to enable startups to initiate contacts in the United States.

 

 

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2,4 Millionen für Klimaschutzprojekte

 

Der Stiftungsrat der Klimastiftung Schweiz hat in seiner ersten Sitzung in diesem Jahr 2,4 Millionen Franken gesprochen. Zu den geförderten Projekten gehören sieben Innovationen von Schweizer Startups.

 

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Bring! to enter France and Italy after receiving CHF4 million

 

Enhancing the shopping App with improved personalisation, expanding offering for retail partners and tapping into new markets: these are some of the projects Bring! plans to fund using the recently raised CHF 4 million in a Series B round. Existing investors were joined by new ones including Swiss Post Ventures and Wingman Ventures.

 

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Breaking records in the coronavirus crisis

 

Some startups offer exactly the tools that are needed now. No wonder they are developing magnificently in contrast to the general trend. Smallpdf, Selma, MySky and Skin Match are four examples.

 

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Board members with a wealth of experience for startups and SICTIC

 

Whether it is business or Information technology, the recently appointed board members at the Startups Loanboox and Gravity, and the Business Angel firm SICTIC, bring at least 20 years of experience. In their new roles, they will support the companies in reaching their strategic goals.

 

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aiCTX changes name to SynSense and closes Series A round

 

SynSense (formerly aiCTX), the Zurich-based AI chip start-up, has closed a Series A fundraising and will expand its footprint to China.

 

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