Funding

Schweizer Anlage-App überzeugt in Höhle der Löwen

Nach dem erfolgreichen Launch der Anlage-App im Februar und dem strategischen Produktausbau im Oktober hat findependent gestern Abend erfolgreich in der 3. Staffel von «Die Höhle der Löwen Schweiz» auf 3+ teilgenommen. Da sowohl E-Commerce-Unternehmer Roland Brack, als auch Amorana-Gründer

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Crypto Payments Infrastructure Provider MoonPay Bags US$555 Million Series A

MoonPay, a crypto payments infrastructure provider, announced it has closed a $555 million Series A financing round led by Tiger Global Management and Coatue, bringing its post-money valuation to US$3.4 billion. The funding round also saw participation from Blossom Capital,

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Crypto Exchange Gemini Raises US$400 Million Valuing It at US$7.1 Billion

Gemini, a cryptocurrency platform, announced a US$400 million growth equity round which is its first-ever outside financing, pushing the company’s valuation to US$7.1 billion. The fundraise was led by Morgan Creek Digital with participation from 10T, ParaFi, Newflow Partners, Marcy

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ZKB Fonds für Startups in Skalierungs­phase

Ohne genügend finanzielle Ressourcen kann auch die beste Geschäftsidee nicht zünden. Und genau das ist das Problem: «Der Schweiz fehlt es an finanzstarken Kapitalgebern, die auch nach einem erfolgreichen Markteintritt während der Skalierung ausreichend unterstützen und vielversprechende Start-ups weiter mit

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Investition in Startups: Neue Anlagekategorie für Schweizer Pensionskassen

Die Pensionskassen können künftig einfacher in innovative und zukunftsgerichtete Technologien in der Schweiz investieren. Der Bundesrat hat an seiner Sitzung vom 17. November 2021 die Schaffung einer neuen Anlagekategorie für nichtkotierte Anlagen beschlossen. Die entsprechenden Änderungen von zwei Verordnungen im

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Payroll Automation Startup Earny Launches Public Beta with Seed Funding

Earny, a Swiss-based startup that simplifies and automates payroll for small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), announced the launch of its Software as a service (SaaS) as a public beta in November 2021. By granting access of its solution to a

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ConsenSys Raises Valuation to US$3.2 Billion With Us$200 Million Fundraise

Blockchain firm ConsenSys announced the close of a US$200 million financing round, bringing its valuation to US$3.2 billion. New investors Marshall Wace, Third Point, ParaFi Capital, and Think Investments contributed to the round alongside new partners that include Dragonfly Capital,

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Credit Card Startup Upgrade Raises US$280 Million Series F, Now Valued at US$6 Billion

Upgrade, Inc., a fintech company that offers affordable and responsible credit and mobile banking to mainstream consumers, announced that it raised a US$280 million Series F round at a US$6 billion pre-money valuation. Upgrade said that it has raised US$600

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Fintech M&A Activity Reaches New Heights

Fintech exits through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have reached a new all-time high this year, outpacing all of 2020 by 23% to reach 664 deals in Q3 2021 year-to-date (YTD), new data from CB Insights show. These figures were shared

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Investment Firm Paradigm Launches New US$2.5 Billion Crypto Fund

Paradigm, a crypto-focused investment firm based in San Francisco, announced a new US$2.5 billion venture fund to continue funding next generation crypto companies and protocols. The firm said that the size of the fund is reflective of crypto being the most

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