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05.02.2018 Internal

Is Crypto Currency the new USP of Switzerland?

Switzerland is one of the few countries that has acknowledged the growing interest in crypto currencies and the blockchain technology that powers them. FinTechs seek to revolutionize the financial system in making it securer, transparent, faster, and cheaper. They might have found their startup paradise in Switzerland. Especially startups of the crypto currency space can find a working and nourishing environment in Switzerland’s “Crypto Valley” in Zug.

11.01.2018 Startups

Wealth Initiative: The Marketplace for Tangible Assets and Shares

Imagine you could invest into non-financial assets like real estate, art and passion investments such as classic cars, yachts or private jets with no intermediary cost and a more precise valuation of those assets. Wouldn’t that be great?

27.12.2017 Internal

Our Week-Long Celebration of FinTech

As part of our global startup scouting tour, we went to the FinTech festival in Singapore to meet new startups and invite them to our accelerator program. Startups, technology companies, investors, financial institutions, and research institutions came together to discuss and celebrate fintech for one week.

21.12.2017 Internal

BigTechs – The New Banks?

The financial industry – banking in particular – is strongly influenced by new technology and FinTech startups. The swift FinTech solutions empower every citizen around the world with simple mobile services and products by digital banks.

14.12.2017 Startups

Interview with Douglas Bakkum, Co-Founder of Shiftdevices

Douglas Bakkum co-founded Shift Devices and is the inventor of the Digital Bitbox cryptocurrency hardware wallet. Shift Devices builds personal physical keys for the digital world. These keys solve the problem of how digital assets can be secured in the safest way possible that is still simple for users.

01.12.2017 Startups

SONECT: Disruptor of ATM Cash Distribution

Once upon a time, on a snowy Friday evening, Sandipan, who often forgets to visit ATMs and to keep cash in his wallet, watched as his neighbourhood Pizzeria sold Pizzas while filling up the cash register to the brink – in a moment when he needed cash urgently to pay their babysitter. While taking an arduous journey to the nearest ATM which was about 600m away from his house, an idea was born – why is it not possible to withdraw cash, at shops where other people still pay cash?

20.11.2017 Internal

Open Banking: Create the Future Together

Digital Transformation is a development we see across all industries. The banking sector has increasingly been challenged by emerging FinTech companies, who attract the incumbent’s customers by offering easy-to-use and frictionless experience in their personal banking.

16.11.2017 Startups

Traderion: The Virtual Gamified Bank

Many banks struggle to find talents with the right skills. Almost half of CEOs report that this issue is a serious threat to their company’s growth. Traderion is a virtual, simulated bank powered by artificial intelligence. It combines technology and gamification to create digital learning platforms for the financial industry.