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Vaud's Covid19 response relies on Antavi

 

Swiss startup Antavi is helping the Canton de Vaud manage the response to the Covid19 crisis, by collecting and aggregating data turning it into actionable items. The venture had already collaborated with the Canton on last year’s Fête des Vignerons and the recent Youth Olympic Games, two major Swiss events.

 

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Evolute and Expense robot qualify for F10’s Scale-Up program

 

From May 4th, an international cohort comprising 12 startups will embark on a 3-month bootcamp program organized by the F10 Fintech Accelerator. This year’s program has been redesigned to enable the startups to secure pilot projects and partnerships with corporate companies in addition to coaching and mentoring.

 

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Blockchain-Projekt von Helvetia wird zum eigenständigen Startup

 

Das Uhren-Startup Adresta wird eigenständig. Das im Rahmen des Helvetia Kickbox Programms gestartete Jungunternehmen macht alle wichtigen Stationen einer Uhr für Hersteller, Händler und Käufer auf einer Blockchain zugänglich. Erster Kunde ist die junge Genfer Uhrenmarke Czapek & Cie.

 

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Privilège Ventures closes a second fund

 

Privilège Ventures, focusing on seed and early-stage Deep and Medtech companies, announces the final closing of its second Venture Capital Fund. To date, the firm has invested in 23 companies mostly in Switzerland and surrounding countries.

 

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Risky Times For Startups – What To Do?

 

In his guest column Markus Gross, Computer Scientist, Professor at ETH Zurich, VP of Research at Disney and investor, analyses the current crisis, gives start-up CEOs four recommendations and makes a proposal how the Swiss government should support start-ups.

 

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Lykke welcomes an Asian investor and strategic partner

 

Hanwha Systems, a division of the South Korean Hanwha group founded in 1952, has made a strategic investment in Lykke. The collaboration lays a foundation for the growth of these two companies' platforms in the blockchain industry.

 

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Performance Prognose für Influencer Kampagnen

 

Marketing ist derzeit ein hartes Pflaster. Die Schweizer Influencer-Marketing-Agentur Kingfluencers hat nun reagiert. Nicht mit einer Rabattaktion, sondern mit der Lancierung eines Tools, das zum ersten Mal Vorhersagen zur Leistung von Influencer Kampagnen liefert und diese damit auch effizienter macht.

 

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Plantix expands market reach through acquisition of the Swiss startup Salesbee

 

Plantix, a leading AI company in the Agritech space based out of Berlin, has announced that it has acquired Salesbee GmbH, Zurich, and its Indian subsidiary Salesbee India Private Limited for an undisclosed amount. The Salesbee founders have already started a new fintech start-up.  

 

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SwissDeCode selected by European Innovation Council for Covid-19 pitching event

 

Based on its experience in testing bacteria and viruses, SwissdeCode is developing a test for COVID-19. The startup was selected to pitch the solution to a group of investors at the ePitching session organised by the European Innovation Council (EIC).

 

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Wingman Ventures leads CyanoGuard's seed round

 

The chemtech startup CyanoGuard, developing a technology for rapid toxin detection has concluded the seed round led by Wingman Ventures. In addition the company obtained a Horizon 2020 SME instrument grant. In total, CyanoGuard raised more than CHF3 million. 

 

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