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First Swiss Crypto Fund
6 October 2021|

FINMA approves the first Swiss crypto fund

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA has approved the first crypto fund according to Swiss law. Crypto Finance, a proven leader in market-forward, regulated crypto asset funds, manages this fund. For the first time, FINMA has approved a Swiss fund that invests primarily in cryptoassets (assets based on the blockchain or distributed ledger technology). The fund […]

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5 October 2021|

Alephium raises USD 3.6 Million to grow its sharded and energy-efficient blockchain platform

High-performance sharding-based blockchain company Alephium has pre-sold tokens for over USD 3.6 million to several major funds and a large number of small buyers. Lausanne-based Alephium is the first operational sharded blockchain bringing secure smart contracts, scalability, and energy efficiency to Bitcoin’s proven core technologies (UTXO & Proof-Of-Work) while offering better performance. The USD 3.6 million pre-sale was led […]

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28 September 2021|

Tune Insight secures pre-seed round for its infrastructure-agnostic solutions

Lausanne-based start-up Tune Insight, a B2B software provider of infrastructure-agnostic solutions, has announced closing a pre-seed funding round. Today’s organizations are heavily data-centric when required to make sound decisions. According to data from Forrester, more than 56% of the companies in the enterprise data and analytics market acknowledge that their own data is not enough, […]

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14 September 2021|

Fintech YouHodler inaugurates its headquarters in Lausanne

With the support of Innovaud and Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), crypto economy specialist YouHolder has opened its Swiss headquarters in Lausanne. Launched in 2017, YouHodler’s platform helps people access the benefits of the crypto economy. The fintech allows users to get instant cash via cryptocurrency loans, exchange crypto, fiat, and stablecoins quickly and easily, and […]

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CAS in Cyber Security
20 July 2021|

HES-SO Valais-Wallis launches a training program dedicated to cybersecurity

Between scams and phishing, the rise of remote work has made the job of cybercriminals even easier. To address this issue, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis has launched a CAS in Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has become a major consideration these days, and it will be increasingly risky to underestimate the growing digital threats in the near future. More […]

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Data in Space
30 June 2021|

Cybersecurity specialist CYSEC brings confidential computing to space

EPFL start-up CYSEC and the Cyber-Defence Campus of armasuisse entered a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for the industrial implementation of a technology developed to protect data transiting and collected in space via satellites. In 2019, armasuisse’s CYD (Cyber-Defence Campus) in collaboration with Oxford University showed that with $ 300 worth of TV equipment one can access sensitive information broadcasted […]

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Team at Threatray
22 June 2021|

Deep tech cybersecurity start-up Threatray secures CHF 2.3 million

Threatray, a spin-off of the Bern University of Applied sciences, has completed its seed round, raising CHF 2.3 million to support its growth and the expansion of its team. The clues to understanding and defending against malware threats are often hidden deep in data. Most malware analysis technologies lack the depth and intelligence-based capabilities needed […]

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ASIO
16 June 2021|

Flybotix receives a Tech Growth Loan for its indoor inspection drones

EPFL start-up Flybotix has received a Tech Growth Loan in the amount of CHF 400’000 for its drone based on a proprietary propulsion and steering technology that brings disruptive changes to the market of indoor industrial inspection drones. Drones are more and more widely used to inspect hard-to-reach and dangerous areas, but many of them […]

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