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SICTIC Angel Club yields successful results

 

SICTIC is a business angel club aimed at uniting ICT start-ups with investors. This year the club has seen significant growth in all its activities. The number of SICTIC member grew to 171. They have invested in 17 start-ups that raised a total volume of CHF 20.1 million. Eight exits were registered.

 

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BAS member’s double the number of startups invested in

 

The number of startups receiving funds from members of Business Angels Switzerland has more than doubled since last year. From only 7 startups in 2016, the number has grown to 16 during with a total of more than CHF 2.6 million in 2017.

 

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PriceHubble closes multi-million financing round

 

Zurich-based start-up PriceHubble uses machine learning to offer various data-based real estate services, such as online real estate valuations. The company, founded in 2016, is concluding an A series financing round worth several million francs. Investors include Helvetia, Swiss Life and Swisscom.

 

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Sechs Geschäftsideen am StartUpForum Aargau ausgezeichnet

 

Im Beisein von Regierungsrat Urs Hofmann wurden am StartUpForum Aargau sechs Jungunternehmen ausgezeichnet. Die Palette reichte vom Befragungsinstitut, das Virtual und Augmented Reality nutzt, bis zu Kinderbekleidung aus Bambus.

 

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Credit Suisse joins Tradeplus24 as partner and investor

 

Tradeplus24 AG successfully closes an A-1 financing round led by SVC-Ltd, the venture capital investment vehicle owned by Credit Suisse and advised by Helvetica Capital AG. In addition Credit Suisse will offer Tradeplus24’s product to its customers. Tradeplus24 has created a SME/Mid-Market focused product that offers a new simple way for companies to lend...

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ScanTrust Raises $4.2 Million

 

ScanTrust provides a cloud-based IoT platform that connects individual products to the internet using its patent-protected technology for secure unique identifiers. Leading VC funds accelerate ScanTrust’s growth and partnerships with Global Fortune 1000 Companies.

 

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Xeltis Closes €45 Million in Series C Financing

 

Xeltis, a clinical-stage medical device company pioneering a restorative approach in heart valve therapy, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed €45 million ($52 million) Series C financing. It is the largest investment round for a private medical device company in Europe in 2017. 

 

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Travel groups and experts opt for Nezasa

 

Founded in 2012 in Zurich, Nezasa developed a tool that simplifies the distribution of tailor-made travel packages. Numerous clients, large tour operator groups as well as start-ups run by experienced industry veterans are using the technology.

 

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GetYourGuide raises $75 million Series D

 

GetYourGuide, an online booking platform for travel activities, has today closed a $75 million Series D funding round led by Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm. The new capital will be applied toward international expansion and technological development as GetYourGuide strengthens its position as the global market leader for...

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PostFinance takes a stake in Sentifi

 

PostFinance has acquired a minority stake in the Swiss fintech start-up Sentifi. Sentifi analyses unstructured data from social media such as news feeds, blog posts or Twitter messages, and prepares it for financial investors. For PostFinance, corporate venturing is one of the new sources of non-interest income. 

 

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