Stagend.com closes seed round
The goal of Stagend.com, a start-up from Ticino, is to allow artists, event organizers, and fans to save time, money, and work by simplifying daily operations surrounding the participation and the organization of concerts. The company launched a new web/mobile-platform where artists and venues promote concerts. The platform is also available for iPhone and Android Mobile. Stagend.com has won the Startups.ch Award in 2011.
Stagend.com announced today that it has secured CHF100’000 seed funding from the AGIRE Foundation. The team is now discussing with several investors about a series A and is still open to new interested VCs or Business Angels.
AGIRE is a non-profit organization and acts as Ticino’s platform for the transfer of technologies and knowledge. Its members are the Canton Ticino, the University of Southern Switzerland (USI), the Universityof Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), the Association of Ticino manufacturers (AITI), the Ticino Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicraft and Services (Cc-TI), the local agencies for development (ERS) and the city of Lugano.
AGIRE's mission is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Ticino. It focuses on the support of existing companies and of new companies that can lead to the creation of high-skilles jobs and support the economic development of the Cantone Ticino.
Analysing the Swiss start-up scene
Recently we reported about two interesting new results of studies about the Swiss start-up scene. The team of the Swiss Start-up Monitor wrote an article about the question whether educational diversity matters for start-ups’ innovation power. And the Federal Statistical Office published a report about new companies and the number of jobs start-ups create.