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Switzerland: a gateway for international startups to expand into the European market

 

Tonight is the opening ceremony of Kickstart Accelerator’s 2018 program, in which 30 startups from twelve countries are participating. Startupticker asked two international startups, Gnowbe from Singapore and Yarok Microbio from Israel, about their goals for the accelerator, what attracted them to the Swiss market and what their further plans for...

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GetYourGuide: One million bookings per month

 

GetYourGuide, the booking platform for travel experiences, crossed major growth milestones such as over one million ticket bookings in a single month in August 2018. In addition, the company announced it has named Sharon McCollam, former Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at US electronics retailer Best Buy, to its board of directors....

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Farmy erobert die Westschweiz

 

Im April eröffnete der Schweizer Online-Markt Farmy sein zweites Logistikzentrum in der Romandie. Erste Erfolge haben sich bereits eingestellt. Bis 2020 will man mindestens 30 Prozent des Umsatzes in der Westschweiz erwirtschaften. Bei der Expansion helfen wird der Westschweizer Dominique Locher, der ehemalige CEO von LeShop.ch. Er steigt als Investor und...

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Nine startups join Climate-KIC Accelerator in Switzerland

 

 

The selection team of the Climate-KIC Accelerator branch in Switzerland has nominated nine startup teams to join the Winter Batch 2018. The teams will benefit from equity-free grants, coaching and training support throughout the upcoming six months. Meanwhile, registration for the 2018 Climathon has started.

 

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Europäische Startup-Investments boomen

 

EY hat Zahlen zu europäischen Venture Capital Investments im ersten Halbjahr 2018 vorgelegt. Insgesamt stieg das investierte Kapital um 27 Prozent auf 10,2 Milliarden Euro. Die Schweiz liegt laut EY hinter Grossbritannien, Deutschland, Frankreich und praktisch gleichauf mit Schweden auf Platz 5.

 

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Anapaya Systems raises CHF2 million

 

ETH Zurich spin-off Anapaya Systems AG commercializes a network technology, which offers highly secure and optimized Internet communication. With the new funds, Anapaya is now ready for scaling the business.

 

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Climeworks ermöglicht die Produktion von Treibstoff aus CO2

 

Um Solarenergie zu speichern, wird in einem EU-Projekt mit Hilfe von Solarstrom Methan produziert. Dabei spielt eine Anlage von Climeworks eine entscheidende Rolle. Die Anlage wurde diese Woche in Betrieb genommen.

 

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Investment Navigator provides product distribution intelligence to UBS Fondcenter

 

Fondcenter AG, a subsidiary of UBS Asset Management AG, has commissioned Investment Navigator AG to provide cross-border product distribution intelligence to its platform. Fondcenter is the market leader in Switzerland and one of the largest fund platforms worldwide.

 

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Dagsmejan raises CHF 1M in a seed round

 

Dagsmejan, the Swiss start-up bringing technology to sleepwear announces the successful closing of a seed financing round of CHF 1 million. The company will use the funds to develop further ranges of functionally optimized sleepwear combining advanced fiber technologies with innovative textile engineering.

 

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Swiss startups bring the Silicon Valley spirit back home

 

In August, 12 Swiss startups joined Swissnex San Francisco’s startup camp in Silicon Valley to test the potential of their solutions in the US market. Participants in the camp have declared themselves satisfied with the program, thanks to the broad range of experiences that they gathered.

 

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