Switzerland

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Accelerators

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Swiss Kickstart Accelerator welcomes the global startup community to Zurich

This new accelerator wants to become a launchpad into the Swiss ecosystem
Jan 22, 2016
"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015
Cityscape of Lucerne in the evening, Switzerland. Photo Credit: Mariia Golovianko / Shutterstock

Switzerland launches first financial tech accelerator, Fintech FUSION

Recently Geektime had the opportunity to interview Sébastien Flury, FUSION’s program director, about what the first class will look like
Oct 04, 2015

Big Data

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
Dec 22, 2016
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Israeli analytics startup Signals raises $10 million

The company hopes to expand its teams in Israel, Switzerland and the United States
Jun 01, 2016

Entrepreneurship

New startup ecosystem mapping tools are redefining networking

These 5 mapping tools are helping startup ecosystems around the globe become better connected
Jul 26, 2015
Cityscape of Lucerne in the evening, Switzerland. Photo Credit: Mariia Golovianko / Shutterstock

A look at Switzerland’s complicated relationship with innovation – can slow and steady win the race?

Joe Scarboro spent three days exploring the Swiss innovation scene, spread across multiple cities. He shares his thoughts, which highlight the differences with [Read More...]
Jun 04, 2015

22 startups that will make you happier according to science

Here, we analyze how Seedstars World finalists address Maslow's pyramid of human needs
Feb 15, 2015
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Events

FinTech

Swiss fintech startup FinanceFox grabs $28 million investment for insurance business

FinanceFox is consolidating insurance policies into one app, making the boring and stressful task of organizing your insurance far less of a headache
Sep 21, 2016
Cityscape of Lucerne in the evening, Switzerland. Photo Credit: Mariia Golovianko / Shutterstock

Switzerland launches first financial tech accelerator, Fintech FUSION

Recently Geektime had the opportunity to interview Sébastien Flury, FUSION’s program director, about what the first class will look like
Oct 04, 2015

Health

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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016

Swiss cancer vaccine company Amal raises €2.75 million

One of the smaller startups to enter the market, cancer vaccines could be the next big thing in medicine.
Mar 31, 2016

7 up and coming fitness gadgets to check out in 2015

If you need an extra boost to stay in shape this year, here are Geektime's favorite up and coming fitness gadgets to check out in 2015.
Jan 07, 2015

Industry

Brandenburg Gate lit up during Berlin's 2012 Festival of Lights. Photo credit: SA 3.0 Lotse via Wikimedia Commons

Balderton report on Euro tech talent shows major gaps in Ireland, burgeoning strength in the Nordics

Europe's talent is locked in the London-Paris-Berlin triangle, although the best bet for some developers might be to check out other countries
Dec 12, 2016

Swiss cancer vaccine company Amal raises €2.75 million

One of the smaller startups to enter the market, cancer vaccines could be the next big thing in medicine.
Mar 31, 2016

Here are 10 European ‘agritech’ companies to keep a close eye on

From cloud software which monitors crops, animals and urban farms to insects and growing fields of algae, there are many startups working on innovative technologies [Read More...]
Aug 12, 2015

Innovation

Internet

South Korea has the fastest internet worldwide, US is ranked twelfth

Internet connection speed worldwide has risen 21% year-over-year, Akamai reports
Dec 22, 2016

Help starving artists share more than a meal

Zurich-based Soundslates is looking to raise $40k on Indiegogo for its social network for musicians. With just five days to go, it is no where near its goal
Jul 23, 2014

Too many signups shut down NSA-proof email service ProtonMail in three days

The Geneva-based encrypted email service launched in beta on May 16. Within 60 hours, so many people signed up that its servers maxed out. It's now looking to increase [Read More...]
May 19, 2014

Lists

New startup ecosystem mapping tools are redefining networking

These 5 mapping tools are helping startup ecosystems around the globe become better connected
Jul 26, 2015

The best annual tech events for 2015

General manager of Microsoft Ventures Global gives you the lowdown on which events startup entrepreneurs should be marking down on their calendars
Jan 12, 2015

7 up and coming fitness gadgets to check out in 2015

If you need an extra boost to stay in shape this year, here are Geektime's favorite up and coming fitness gadgets to check out in 2015.
Jan 07, 2015

News

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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016
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These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 16 technology M&A transactions, one IPO and 75 funding deals. In case you missed it, this is what you should know
Sep 24, 2016

Swiss fintech startup FinanceFox grabs $28 million investment for insurance business

FinanceFox is consolidating insurance policies into one app, making the boring and stressful task of organizing your insurance far less of a headache
Sep 21, 2016
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Robotics

Google's center in Zurich. Photo credit: Google

Google to break out with new machine learning center in Zurich

The new center will hone in on natural language processing and machine intelligence
Jun 16, 2016
"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015

Science

Swiss cancer vaccine company Amal raises €2.75 million

One of the smaller startups to enter the market, cancer vaccines could be the next big thing in medicine.
Mar 31, 2016
"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015

Security

Space

Venture Capital

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Index Ventures closes new fund, now has $1.25 billion to invest in startups; adds Shardul Shah as partner

Index Ventures said it will be using the $1.25 billion funds to back seed, venture, and growth stage startups.
Feb 04, 2016
"I see a Cambrian explosion of startups in Europe." - Fran Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer for the European Space Agency

This man is bringing space tech back to Earth

If you want to understand what's happening in space technology, you should talk to the European Space Agency's Frank Salzgeber
Oct 18, 2015

Calling all urban tech startups: a Geneva nonprofit wants you to solve the problems in the Middle East

The New Cities Foundation is hosting a contest for urban tech startups that have solutions to MENA issues. The winner will $30,000 and be incubated in Jordan
Apr 21, 2014

Consumer

Fotokite Phi looks to make drones less creepy

Can this new photo-taking quadcopter, which just launched on Indiegogo, make flying drones seem more normal?
Aug 18, 2015

Mobile

Mobile malware grows nearly three-fold in Q2 2015

With an unprecedented rise in mobile security breaches, users are having to rethink the way they use their smartphones.
Aug 03, 2015

Wearables

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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016

Women in tech

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Swiss fertility tracking startup Ava closes $10 million Series A funding round

Ava's wearable helps women determine their fertile window
Nov 17, 2016