Swissprenuers conducted an interview with Toni Schneider, the former CEO of Automattic (the company behind Wordpress.com), and Co-founder and Partner of True Ventures. Having spent over 20 years in Silicon Valley, Schneider gives startup founders some tips, and advises them not to try to copy Silicon Valley, rather identify their own uniqueness and focus on that to build a successful startup.
The Zug based startup Epteca specialising in contextual selling has partnered with Lufthansa. Lufthansa Systems will expand its partner network to their BoardConnect inflight entertainment solution with the Epteca offering and platform. Airlines can now offer truly personalized and contextualized services.
A new Editor in Chief is set to take the helm at Startupticker, the independent national news portal for start-ups and would-be entrepreneurs. Since its launch in 2011, Startupticker has been run by the state-commissioned news agency Niedermann GmbH in Lucerne. As of 1 November Stefan Kyora will take over the role of Editor in Chief.
KB Medical SA, a surgical robotics company, announced today the successful closing of its oversubscribed Series B financing round for CHF 2.5 million. The round, led by Kinled Holding, further strengthens the company’s shareholder base which includes a group specialised in financing working capital for medical equipment, renowned surgeons and successful healthcare entrepreneurs; Kinled has significant expertise in medical/surgical M&A..
Seit Mitte Oktober ist Nicolas Bürer Geschäftsführer von digitalswitzerland. Wir haben mit ihm über Schweizer Stärken und Schwächen, Kooperationen zwischen Startups und Grossfirmen und den Ausbau von digitalswitzerland gesprochen.