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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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Fair Voyage to accelerate its sustainable travel platform

 

The Zurich based startup Fair Voyage dedicated to making sustainable travel easy has become a limited company (AG). In line with new changes, the startup has welcomed new investors and a new board member as it prepares for accelerated growth.

 

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Unterstützung für Augmented Reality Startup

 

Mit ihrer App ermöglicht iazzu Galerien, Kunstinstitutionen und Künstlern, Ausstellungen auf Smartphones und Tablets zu bringen. Das Startup wird ab sofort von der STI und der Standortförderung Kanton Bern unterstützt und verlegt seinen Hauptsitz von Zürich nach Biel / Bienne.

 

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Numab Therapeutics raises CHF 22M series B round

 

The Zurich based Numab Therapeutics has concluded its Series B financing round to broaden its pipeline and accelerate the development of its lead program. Alongside Numab's existing shareholders, renowned investors including Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, 3SBio/Sunshine Guojia and Eisai as well as and the new board member Daniel Vasella contributed to the round. ...

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Lessons in growth from a successful serial entrepreneur

 

Manuel Grenacher founded Coresystems which was acquired by SAP and Mila which he sold to Swisscom. In an interview with Swisspreneur the software engineer stresses the importance of execution and gives specific hints and tips for example on how to build up a scalable ecosystem. In her blog post, Helena Hlas summarizes the most important advice.

 

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Starkes Wachstum bei Zippsafe

 

Mehrere Schweizer Grosskrankenhäuser setzen die platzsparenden Garderobenfächer von Zippsafe heute unternehmensweit ein. Dies hat beim Startup im vergangenen Jahr zu einer Verfünffachung des Umsatzes geführt. Zudem wurde der Eintritt in den deutschen Markt geschafft.

 

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