Tagged: switzerland

Regtech Firm Qumram Receives CHF 1.5 Million Investment from Mundi Ventures

Mundi Ventures has invested CHF 1.5 million in Qumram, a Fintech firm that focuses on regulatory compliance and risk management.  Qumram said Mundi’s investment finalized their 2016 angel funding to expand services both in the UK and North America. Headquartered in Madrid, Mundi is a… Read More

Regtech Firm Qumram Receives Recognition as Most Innovative Fintech by Swiss Bankers

Regtech firm Qumram, has received a nice recognition at the 4th Annual WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2017. Quumrm, a Fintech firm that provides digital compliance and risk management solutions, has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Fintech” by the Swiss private banking and wealth management community. Stephen… Read More

Swiss Company Lykke Offers Forward Contract with 20% Discount on Cryptocurrency

Lykke, a Zurich-based Fintech firm that wants to become the “world’s first regulated marketplace built on cryptographic technology” is offering a one-year forward contract on a bespoke cryptocurrency or Lykke Coin with a 20% discount. Announced last week, Lykke basically will provide a 20% discount… Read More

Innovate Finance Set to Bring UK Fintech to the 2017 World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organization representing UK’s global fintech sector, announced on Monday it is heading to Davos, Switzerland for the 2017 World Economic Forum.  The World Economic Forum, which was established as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to… Read More

First: EY Switzerland will Now Accept Bitcoin as Payment for Services

EY Switzerland has announced that beginning January 2017 all of their customers may settle their bills using Bitcoin. Simultaneously, EY announced that employees will be receiving a digital wallet and a Bitcoin ATM has been placed into operation and is publicly accessible to the office building… Read More

Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority Wants to Become Innovation Friendly

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has outlined its strategic goals for 2017 to 2020 and like much of the developed world, the financial regulator is embracing innovation and Fintech disruption. The strategic goals were approved were approved this past week by the Federal… Read More

Switzerland is Next Country Looking to Boost Fintech Innovation with Light Touch Regulations

Announces Creation of a Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech Firms. New Fintech License to be Granted to Aspiring Firms. The Swiss Federal Councial has announced its intent to reduce barriers to entry for disruptive financial firms. Joining a growing litany of nations, Switzerland is embracing Fintech… Read More

Brief: Switzerland Equity Crowdfunding Platform Bee Invested Launches Campaign For Luxembourg Real Estate Development Project

Earlier this week, Switzerland-based equity crowdfunding platform Bee Invested announced the launch of its new campaign for a real estate project located in Luxembourg. The website stated the offering is designed to simplify investments by connecting developers and investors. It also claimed is is the first… Read More

Singapore Continues Push to Dominate Asia Fintech with Swiss Cooperation Agreement

Singapore has a policy objective to become a global Fintech hub and today they are announcing another step in that direction. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has joined with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) to sign an agreement to engender greater cooperation… Read More

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

Lendico & Postfinance Announce New Switzerland Joint Venture

Lendico, a peer to peer lender that has not let national barriers get in the way of expansion, announced on Monday that it has teamed up with Swiss financial services, PostFinance, for a new Switzerland joint venture. The P2P platform revealed that as part of its… Read More

Crowdfunding in Switzerland Predicted to Double for 2016 Propelled by SME Lending & Real Estate

  The Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ, is out with its annual report on alternative finance. According to their numbers, the Swiss market jumped by 73% in 2015.  Much of the growth was driven by lending which experienced an increase of 127%. Currently there… Read More

Sportswear Brand SKINS Pauses Crowdfunding on Seedrs & Equitise

Growing sports brand SKINS has placed its equity crowdfunding campaign on pause as multiple, large investors have indicated their interest in gaining a “substantial shareholding” in the brand.  The Swiss company launched a £2 million crowdfunding round earlier this year using both Seedrs in the… Read More

Another Scampaign? SmartTracker 2 Goes Dark on Indiegogo

Question: What do the following have in common? Smart Tracker 2 Smart Tracker Swiss White Teeth Last Crime Answer: They are each crowdfunding projects on Indiegogo involving a Mr. Julian Buschor. Another fun fact regarding the above campaigns, none of the promised rewards have delivered for… Read More

EY & Swiss Finance + Technology Association Release New Report: Swiss Role in Fintech

Switzerland’s potential as a European fintech hub is being damaged by lack of Government and bank support and a shortage of investment capital, according to a new report by Ernst & Young and Swiss Finance + Technology Association. Despite the advantages incurred by the country’s skilled… Read More

Companisto Exceeds €25M, Milestone Exemplifies Growing Crowdfunding Sector

Companisto, the German market leader in equity crowdfunding, has now become the first equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to raise a total of over €25 million. Globally, equity crowdfunding is growing rapidly. This type of financing, based on private individuals’ teaming up and investing… Read More

Seeking Industry Transparency, Companisto Publishes Its Equity Crowdfunding Performance Data, Focusing on Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Companisto,  the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with an annual financing volume of €12 million, has published information on the business development of start-ups financed through its platform for the first time. The platform has analyzed the development of share values between… Read More

Kickstarter Opens For Five More European Countries

Continuing its global expansion, crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced that it has opened shop for five European countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. Kickstarter revealed on Tuesday: “We’re thrilled to announce that Kickstarter is now available to creators in five more European countries: Austria, Belgium,… Read More

Swiss Crowd, Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform, Raises Capital on Seedrs

  Seedrs has become a go-to platform for other crowdfunding platforms. The growing list includes stalwarts like LandBay and TrillionFund.  Now they have added another crowdfunding platform to the ranks of aspiring platforms raising capital on their site; Swiss-Crowd. Swiss Crowd only recently launched their… Read More

CSW Summit Geneva

In partnership with Catalyx, world leader crowdsourcing platform that counts on a community of more than 285.000 people and more than 450 successful campaigns, Crowdsourcing Week Summit Geneva will bring crowdsourcing and the crowd economy to center stage in Switzerland. Swiss and international speakers will… Read More