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Swiss Bank Invests in Crowdfunding Platform Investiere.ch

Investment crowdfunding platform investiere.ch has closed a series B funding round led by Swiss bank Zürcher Kantonalbank. Existing shareholders and other angels also participted in the round.  The bank now becomes a “significant minority shareholder” in the crowdfunding platform. The investment totaled CHF 3.5 million… Read More

Lucerne School of Business Publishes Study on Crowdfunding in Switzerland

The Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ, of the Lucerne School of Business, has returned to crowdfunding in a follow up to last years research on new forms of finance in Switzerland.  Crowdfunding has been evident in Switzerland since 2008. The authors note that in 2014,… Read More

Swiss Crowdfunding Site wemakeit Celebrates 3 Years of Operations, Expands Into Austria & Germany

Switzerland’s “most successful” crowdfunding platform wemakeit is celebrating its 3rd anniversary and  has “big plans” for the future.  Since the site launched, wemakeit has financed 7.5 million Swiss Francs for diverse projects.  Having commenced operations focused more on cultural campaigns, wemakeit is now generating more… Read More

Switzerland Telecom Provider “SwissCom” Launches Crowdfunding Platform

Swisscom Launches Crowdfunding Site Powered by WeMakeIt. Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, Swisscom, has launched a crowdfunding platform as a service for companies and other organizations.  The Ittigen based company wants to create a simple way for other companies, especially banks, to create their very own… Read More

Purpose Rediscovered in Crowdfunding Site Causedirect

This past June, Patrick Vieljeux, founder of charity platform Causedirect, stated, “Crowdfunding creates a bridge between the public and the private sector. Its helps support communities’ projects that the public authorities are no longer able to finance alone and encourages people’s involvement…” The Swiss-based non-profit… Read More

Encrypted Email Service ProtonMail Soars Past $160,000 Campaign Goal

Just a month after its launch, Switzerland-based encrypted email service ProtonMail, which says it is “NSA-proof,” has signed up 200,000 users for their service. Not only has its platform has been successful, its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo has already surpassed its $160,000 goal within three… Read More

Switzerland: CHF 11.6 Million in Crowdfunding for 2013

  The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has published a report on crowdfunding for Switzerland.  The research was produced by Prof. Dr. Andreas Dietrich and Simon Amrein in concert with the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ. The document indicates that for 2013… Read More

Crowdfunding in Switzerland, wemakeit Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

wemakeit, Switzerland’s largest and most successful crowdfunding platform is celebrating its second birthday as it plans for major expansion in the near future. In addition to artists and creative people, wemakeit now also supports non-profit associations and organizations in funding new projects and in aiding their communities to… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform I-Bankers Direct Grows Presence in Europe

Crowdfunding site I-Bankers Direct has announced that it has expanded its team to grow their presence in the European market.  Based in Lugano, Switzerland, Dr. Silvia Panigone, a seasoned private equity professional has joined I Bankers Direct as a Managing Director. With 24/7 online access… Read More

Crowdfunding in Switzerland is Growing

There are currently 6 crowdfunding platforms in Switzerland four of which at less than two years old according to SwissInfo.ch.  C-Crowd was created to provide equity based crowdfunding; C-Crowd was created in 2011 to raise equity for business projects. Although founder Philipp Steinberger’s original plan… Read More

Swiss Watch Company Dubois et Fils Has Crowdfunding Success

Swiss watch manufacturing company Dubois et fils has announced a successful self crowdfunding effort in the amount of CHF 1,500,000 (approximately $1,589,490).  The “Crazy and Very Exciting” crowdfunding campaign was launched in the fall of last year.  The crowdfunding was for equity ownership in the… Read More

Crowdfunded Robot to be Built in 2013

The Artificial Intelligence lab located in Zurich, Switzerland, is in the process of crowdfunding a humanoid robotics project.  Their revolutionary creation has been titled Roboy 2013. Currently the campaign has raised over CHF 300,000 with a goal of CHF 500,000.  The lab, located at the… Read More

Switzerland: Crowdfunding via Internet

(Staff Translation) Mael Oetterli is one out of 300’000 children in Switzerland suffering from a rare disease. Because the pharma industry does not invest much R&D into these type of diseases, medications and therapy are very expensive. This is the case in Maels’ situation His… Read More

Watch Enthusiasts invest in the rebirth of the oldest watch manufacturer in Switzerland

(Staff Translation) Le Locle – It has only been a few weeks that DuBois et fils, the oldest watchmaking company in Switzerland, has offered company equity as part of a crowdfunding project. Already more than 150 investors have been found investing between 500 and 10.000… Read More

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