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Ten start-ups selected for the venture leaders China program

 

For the 4th time, the venture leaders jury has selected the venture leaders China team 2017, forming the “Swiss National Startup Team China”. The ten high growth Swiss startups will take part in the high powered business and financing roadshow, co-organized with swissnex China. Coined as a “flagship program” by the Swiss Ambassador in China, the program...

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Ten start-ups selected for the venture leaders Life Science program in Boston

 

The venture leaders Life Science program is a one-week investors and business roadshow in Boston, co-organized with swissnex Boston. This year’s winners develop amazing technologies such as a prosthesis which allows amputees to naturally feel their missing limbs again or an ingeniously simple approach to computed guided needle navigation in the body.

 

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SONECT attracts PostFinance as lead investor

 

Swiss fintech start-up SONECT has recently closed their first funding round. The start-up will use the funds to further develop the platform and to roll out the service. Customers will be able to withdraw cash from first stores in April.

 

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Versantis Raises CHF 4.4 Million in Series A Financing

 

The funding round for the biotech start-up was led by Redalpine Venture Partners. The funding brings resources to advance Versantis’ lead candidate VS-01 to first-in-human study and transform the care of patients with rare and life-threatening liver diseases.

 

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Beekeeper raises $8 million Series A financing round

 

Beekeeper’s mobile platform enables companies to effectively reach and engage workers without access to corporate email in industries such as retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. The financing will propel the momentum the company has experienced in 2016.

 

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Mundi Ventures Invests 1.5 Million CHF in Qumram

 

Qumram, a global RegTech firm, providing digital compliance and risk management solutions, has announced further investment of 1.5 million Swiss Francs, from the technology-focused venture capital firm, Mundi Ventures. Headquartered in Madrid, Mundi Ventures has operational presence in Barcelona, London and Seattle

 

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How start-ups and companies work together successfully

Collaborations with start-ups are now seen as a good thing for large companies, but various conditions must be met if they are to lead to tangible results. Swisscom, Nestlé and Deutsche Telekom are examples of this.

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Switzerland’s biggest coworking space got off to a good start

A few weeks ago, Gotham, a coworking space with 2,400sqm has opened in the heart of the city of Lausanne. It gained 60% of occupancy rate without marketing.

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Instrumente ohne Tropenholz

Swiss Wood Solutions, ein Spin-off von Empa und ETH Zürich, hat eine Alternative zu Tropenhölzern für den Instrumentenbau entwickelt. Ihr Produkt, «Swiss Ebony», besteht aus modifiziertem Schweizer Bergahorn, das die Eigenschaften von Ebenholz bietet Nach erfolgreichen Tests geht es für das Startup Richtung Markteintritt.

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Nanolive co-founder is European CTO of the year

Sebastien Equis, CTO of Nanolive, has been awarded with the title European Chief Technology Officer of the Year 2017 in the category SMEs. The awards ceremony took place during the CTO Forum 2017 at Empa Academy, Zurich, Switzerland on 26 October. 

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